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December 2016

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ANITA SAYS.....

With white designs I decorate the streets of Your procession
Before dawn washes the sky I wash myself in the chill river
Small smooth twigs I rouse to holy flame while calling
You, Kamadeva, to descend and fulfill my prayer
Blossoms dripping nectar I string into garlands while chanting
The name of the dark one who tore Bakasura's beak.
I beseech You: inscribe my name on Your flower arrow
And shoot into my lord Narayana

- AANDAAL's Naachiyar Tirumozhi 9th century ACE
Translated by Priya Sarukkai Chabria


#ONEYEARLATER

A year ago. The evening of December 1, 2016, two Tempo vans were floating in a sea of torrential rain water. The vans were carrying 10 dancers en route to the airport for a tour of Thailand. The passengers never reached their destination. After 2 hours of nerve wracking traffic and abandoned cars, the vehicles returned to my home filled with teary eyed, dejected dancers. It was ARANGHAM DANCE THEATRE's South East Asia tour of Thailand and Cambodia - a tour that the #CHENNAIFLOODS ensured did not happen.

What followed in my city over the next 5 days is history.

The paralyzed state government was unable to handle the crisis of their own making. The rains did less damage than the opening of the reservoir pipes at midnight while we were asleep! What did emerge was the citizen's call to action and the thrilling way in which strangers helped one another. The city of Bengaluru rushed - it seemed en masse - to help our marooned Chennaites! Artistes were homeless and many lost everything in those terrible, dark and gloomy days. The national and international call for aid was met with a spontaneous and generous outpouring of aid in so many forms besides cash - a heartwarming display of generosity and camaraderie.

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ROVING EYE: A section of impressions, images and inspirations
Curated by Anita Ratnam







Dec 2 & 3, 2016 New Delhi

At the NATYA BALLET DANCE FESTIVAL, DANCE DISCOURSES
- Dec 2: 'Dance Design: Understanding choreography in Indian dance'
Moderated by Anita Ratnam
Panelists: Mandeep Raikhy & Gowri Ramnarayan
Meghdoot Complex, SNA: 10.30am to 11.50am
- Dec 3: 'Pioneers of Indian dance'
Moderated by Ashish Khokar
Panelists: Anita Ratnam, Lubna Mariam
Meghdoot Complex, SNA: 10.30am to 11.50am

Dec 19, 2016 Chennai
Arangham launches MIRROR MIRROR, a notebook on Aharya at Chamiers Café, 7pm

Dec 25, 2016 Chennai
As part of the December festivities, Arangham presents a morning of music featuring Jayanthi Kumaresh on veena and Anil Srinivasan on piano at SPACES, 1 Beach Rd, Besant Nagar, at 7.30am
Dec 8, 2016 Nanguneri (Tamilnadu)

Arangham hosts the annual ritual theatre KAISIKA NATAKAM, the10th century performance-art, unique to AZHAGIYA NAMBI TEMPLE, Tirukurungudi (on Dec 10), the only sacred site for the annual ritual. This year, there will also be a performance at NANGUNERI PERUMAL TEMPLE at 8pm.

LATEST UPDATE IN THE SITE

OBITS

- Veteran Carnatic musician Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna passed away in Chennai (July 6, 1930-November 22, 2016). He was 86. About him
Tributes:
-Murali and me by Prince Rama Varma

-Balamurali Krishna: The child prodigy who broke the status quo in Carnatic music by Veejay Sai

-Balamuralikrishna's saga of success: Child prodigy, poetic philosopher and Michael Jackson fan by Swarnamalya Ganesh

- How musicians can pay a true tribute to M Balamuralikrishna's unconquerable soul by Anil Srinivasan
- India's senior-most living choreographer guru Valmiki Banerjee was bereaved in Delhi on November 2, 2016 by demise of his wife Gauri Banerjee, aged 73. She learnt Rabindra Natyam and made it her life. Their daughter Nupur is an accomplished Orissi dancer in Mumbai.

- Sudha Abdulla Khandwani aka Sudha Thakkar, founder and Artistic Director of Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada, passed away in Mumbai on November 3, 2016. She had also served for a few years, as a member of the Board of Directors of Canada's National Ballet School, CanAsian Festival and Rasik Arts, and was the co-director of Ababeel Arts and Ababeel Film Society of Toronto. She was a versatile artist whose deep involvement in the fields of Indian dance, theatre, acting, choreography, photography and film spanned a period of 60 years. In March 2013, Sudha Khandwani celebrated 60 years since inception and 25 years of Kalanidhi in Canada.
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SPOTLIGHT

- Guru V.P. Dhananjayan has been appointed as the Dean of the Performing Arts section of the Annamalai University, Chidambaram. Shanta Dhananjayan is appointed as the Faculty head. With these prestigious appointments they hope to revamp and bring more credibility and enhance the standard of the Annamalai University Performing Arts degree course.

- KALA ARATHI RATNA award was bestowed on Anuradha Vikranth for her contribution to classical dance as part of the 'Movement and Magic Dance festival 2016' commemorating 35 years of Arathi School of Dance, held at Scottsdale Centre of Performing Arts, Arizona, on 16th October 2016.

- Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Bala Devi Chandrashekar by Rotary Mid City Chennai on November 11, 2016 at the Music Academy, Chennai.

- Rama Vaidyanathan (Bharatanatyam), Gopika Varma (Mohiniattam) and Deepika Reddy (Kuchipudi) received the NATARAJA SAMMAN awards from Sri Thyaga Brahma Aradhana Kainkarya Trust at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, on November 14, 2016.

- On November 19, 2016 Chitra Arvind was conferred CONTEMPORARY DANCE AWARD 2016 by the India International Dance Festival (Bhubaneswar), at Bangalore.

- On November 20, 2016, Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala was honored with NATIYA THENDRAL award by Doordarshan Kendra Chennai.

- Anita Guha's Bharatanjali Trust conferred SATHYA VIMARSHAKA SUNDARAM award on art critic A. Boothalingam, NATYACHARYA SUNDARAM on dance guru Chitra Muralidharan, NRITTA SUNDARAM on dancer Nidheesh Kumar and NRITYA SUNDARAM on dancer Mithun Shyam, at their annual function on Shri Sathya Sai Baba's birthday on 23rd November 2016 at Vani Mahal, Chennai.

- On November 25, 2016 Madhu Nataraj Kiran received the VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD from Rotary Bangalore Northwest at Trinity Isle, Bangalore.
- Ananya presented the ANANYA PURASKAR to Guru Radha Sridhar, Guru Lalitha Srinivasan and musician Dwaraki Krishnaswamy on November 27, 2016 at Seva Sadan, Bangalore.

- Arsha T.S, disciple of Kalamandalam Remani Haridas, got First Prize in Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam (Senior) at the Bal Kala Utsav 2016 organized by SUNAINA (Nov 9-14, 2016) at Delhi Tamil Sangam, New Delhi. She also got Second Prize in Bharatanatyam (Senior) at the Janasamskriti Sargotsavam 2016 held at Kerala School, New Delhi, in Nov. She is a Class 9 student of St. Anthony's Senior Secondary School, Hauz Khas, Delhi.

- Attendance is India's only yearbook on dance, now in its 18th year. For past 5 years, 5 awards are given as industry benchmarks. The awards named after iconic names in dance, some totally forgotten, will be given on December 14, 2016 at Alliance Francaise, Bangalore.
Ottanthullal artiste Kalamandalam Suresh Kaliyath receives the RAM GOPAL BEST MALE SOLOIST AWARD. Kathak duo Tushar and Pooja Bhat receive NATARAJ SHAKUNTALA DANCE COUPLE AWARD. Arts writer 'Sruti' Janaki gets the MOHAN KHOKAR DOCUMENTING DANCE AWARD. Art historian Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal receives the RUKMINIDEVI SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AWARD. Choreographer Usha Venkateswaran receives the MAYA RAO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

- Kartik Fine Arts awards at the 42nd Year Art Festival in Chennai: NADANAMAMANI for Vyshnavie Sainath on Dec 1 at Narada Gana Sabha; NATYA CHUDAR to Sudharma Vaithiyanathan, NRITHYAJYOTHI Award for excellence in Bharatanatyam to Mathura Viswanathan Vijay, MADURA KALAMANI AWARD (Madurai Krishnan Memorial Honor) to Rathna Kumar, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for Raja and Radha Reddy on Dec 16, 2016 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore

- Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, will confer ACHARYA CHOODAMANI on Bharatanatyam guru Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and NRITYA CHOODAMANI on Kathak duo Nirupama and Rajendra on December 11, 2016.




PREVIEWS

- Natya Ballet Centre in association with SNA presents
Natya Ballet Dance Festival

December 1 - 3, 2016 New Delhi

- SUNAINA premieres
Jai Ganesh

Stein Auditorium, 7pm
December 5, 2016 New Delhi

- Ashish Mohan Khokar's
Attendance annual awards

Alliance Francaise, 6pm
December 14, 2016 Bangalore



QUOTE

"The angular bending of the knees constantly in dance will wear out the ligament with age, since knees and legs are not meant to angle themselves in totally opposing directions. This doesn't mean that classical dance is a health hazard. The body calls for a stop to physical exertion, it's for us to pay attention to that mild signal and not drag the machine to its breaking point," suggests orthopedic Dr. Suresh Kumar succinctly.
- 'Immortal art, mortal artistes,' Ranee Kumar, The Hindu Fri Review, Jan 15, 2016


TAALAM: Column by Leela Venkataraman
- Anekanta provides exhilarating Bharatanatyam experience
Woven round Jain philosophy of truth manifesting through multiple realities, Natya Vriksha's twenty-fifth anniversary, given founder Geeta Chandran's explorative creativity, became an exhilarating experience, for artists and audience.

FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE with Dr. Sunil Kothari
- Young dancers put their best foot forward
It was heartening to see the young generation of dancers putting their best foot forward in a three-day (Oct 18-20, 2016) dance and music festival organized by Raza Foundation.

- Berlin Diary
That memory of my first visit to Berlin is still fresh as I had met leading ballet dancer and choreographer Richard Cragun at Berlin Opera House, where dancers were practicing ballet.

- Vanashree Rama Rao's emergence as choreographer
The title of the performance presented by India International Centre was 'Timeless tales of Gods and Goddesses, Men and Demons, Love and Devotion', conceived and choreographed by Kuchipudi dancer Vanashree Rama Rao.

- Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company perform in India
It was indeed a pleasant surprise during a crowded week to attend a dance performance of Dakshina Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya's Sannidhi Auditorium in Delhi.


ROSES & THORNS
- In defense of the white male critic by Bruno Kavanagh
A critic's job is, amongst other things, to capture the spirit of a performance for those readers who weren't able to be there (or didn't know about it.)

- When hope rots
Jottings by Vikram Sampath

TRENDING by Ashish Mohan Khokar
- New Benchmarks in Bharatanatyam and Orissi
What makes a benchmark performance? Is it the content or the costumes, music or make up, script or students, aesthetics or artistry? Or all of above and more?


The Eastern Eye: Column by Dr. Utpal K Banerjee
- Tremors from borderlands
Rhythmosaic made recently in Kolkata a praiseworthy effort to touch upon a few shibboleths with their trans-border implications and launched what could be termed a full-blooded attack and not just a surgical strike.

- Re-imagining Tagore in style
Bhowanipur Baikali Association presented a fascinating collage of Tagore's formative years, illumined by prose and poetry narratives by film and theatre luminaries; live music by an amazingly large band and scintillating choreography by some of Kolkata's best-known dancers.

- Holding a legacy aloft
Sabari, a dance-drama premiered recently by Udayan Kala Kendra, the dance institution of Mamata Shankar Dance Company from Kolkata, was a handiwork that used the best of the Shankar ethos under the competent scripting, choreography, costumes and direction of his gifted daughter, Mamata Shankar.


MOTHERS BY DAUGHTERS AND OTHERS
- The journey continues by Malavika Sarukkai
When I think of my mother Saroja Kamakshi, I recall with deep fondness her passionate desire to live life creatively.


Not just anyBODY - a health and fitness column
- Health Recipes 8: Chicken and Thai basil stir fry by Uma Pushpanathan





WORKSHOPS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

- Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation celebrates
Margazhi Bala Utsavam

January 17-24, 2017 Chennai
Registrations from Dec 1, 2016 - Jan 10, 2017

- Jaaga DNA and Natya STEM presents
Video dance workshop in public space
by Katerina Valdivia Bruch

Dec 2-4, 2016 Bangalore

- Rhythmosaic organizes
Dance Therapy workshop
By Tripura Kashyap

Dec 11 & 12, 2016 Kolkata

- Shambhavi's International School of Kathak
presents
Riyaz Workshop for Kathak Dance

Dec 15-18, 2016 Sunnyvale, CA

- Aum Arts Dance Academy organizes
Odissi dance workshop
By Aloka Kanungo

December 19-21, 2016 Ahmedabad

LOOK OUT FOR

- Scientists step into dance world at The Royal Ballet
The Royal Ballet and The School of Sport, Health and Applied Science (SHAS) at St Mary's University, Twickenham have joined forces to deliver sports science support to dancers.

- Gopi Krishna - Sandhya Tandav

- Gopi Krishna & Vyjayanthimala

- Shiva's Cosmic Dance

- Kanya by Natyabhoomi Dance Company
A presentation representing a strong woman who needs no jewelry, words or paraphernalia to be happy or to present herself to the outside world. The dancers shatter a mirror at the end to liberate themselves!

- Dance with Hope...It connects all of us with Ananda
Ananda Shankar Jayant

- Mandala Arts & Culture Society



Meet the artistes -SANCHARI.. More on the artsArticles



EVENTS
SEASON SCHEDULE

Dec 1, Chicago, IL

This event features choreography by Shirley Mordine in collaboration with Hema Rajagopalan (Natya Dance Theatre) and Michael Montenegro (Theatre Zarko). There will be informal showings of works-in-progress, repertory pieces, and open dialogue about the topics addressed in the performance.
At: Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr, 7pm

Dec 1 & 3, Tiruchanur & Tirupati
Schedule for Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and Kala Pradarshini
- Dec 1: NITHYA PRAKASHINI, a dance presentation about goddess Lakshmi at Asthana Mandapam, Tiruchanur, 4pm
- Dec 3: OM NAMO LAKSHMI NARAYANA (Nada neerajanam) at Tirupati, 6pm

Dec 1 - 30, Delhi, Rajasthan, Vrindavan, Tamilnadu
Schedule for Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha
-1 Dec: Senior disciple Sneha Chakradhar dances at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, as part of curator Usha RK's production DIVYA PUSHPAM
- 2 Dec: Geeta Chandran participates in a panel discussion on Skills as part of a two-day conference entitled 'The Changing Landscape of Education - The New Metaphor' hosted by the TERI Prakriti School, Gurgaon, 9:30am
-3 Dec: Geeta Chandran will address the Gurgaon Progressive Schools Council on Creating a Creative Curriculum: Focus on Music and Dance.
-3 Dec: As part of the annual temple festivities, Geeta Chandran will dance solo at the Ayyappa Temple in Sector 22, R.K. Puram, Delhi, 7pm
- 4 Dec: As part of the Mahakumbabhishikam of the Abhirami Ambal sameda Punniyakodeeswarar temple at Thiruvidaivasal, Tamil Nadu, Sharanya Chandran, daughter/disciple of Geeta Chandran will perform solo natya sewa.
- 6 Dec: Geeta Chandran inaugurates the Vedaaranya Heritage Festival (VHAH FEST 2016) at Ramgarh-Shekhawati in Rajasthan with her solo Bharatanatyam performance SATYAM-SHIVAM-SUNDARAM highlighting philosophies from the Hindu Sanatana.
- 11 Dec: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company perform sewa at the Sri Radha Raman Temple in Vrindavan, 7pm.
-17 Dec: Senior disciple Amritasruthi Radhakrishnan performs solo Bharatanatyam at the Ayyappa Temple in Sector 22, R.K. Puram, Delhi, 7pm
- 20 Dec: Geeta Chandran and Sharanya Chandran perform duo Bharatanatyam at the Stein Auditorium, Delhi, as part of BHARAT EKTA SANSKRITIK UTSAV hosted by Debadhara.
- 28 Dec: Sharanya Chandran performs at Narada Gana Sabha main hall, Chennai, 1:45pm
- 29 Dec: Geeta Chandran performs solo Bharatanatyam at the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai at 7pm. ANEKANTA will focus on the theme of multi-culturalism and acceptance of several truths, a concept culled from Jaina philosophy, and is based on the research of scholar-author Sudhamahi Regunathan.
- 30 Dec: Geeta Chandran speaks on 'The Economics of Dance' at the annual Natya Kala Conference hosted by the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in Chennai.

Dec 2, NYC
Jiva Performing Arts presents SOLO STUDIO SHOWCASE. It kicks off the new solo performance series, designed to offer dancers and students an opportunity to deepen and present their solo repertoire. This event will feature performances by dancers of all ages. Featuring Maya Kappil, Aishwarya Madhav, Uma Mohan, Sahana Sridhar, Aditi Narayanan, Mahika Chawla, Ellora Devulapally and Kiki Jain.
At: Lucid Body House, 230 Lexington Avenue, 6:30pm.

Dec 2, 11 & 17, Delhi, Jaipur & Mumbai
Schedule for Aditi Mangaldas and Drishtikon
- Dec 2, New Delhi, 7pm: Aditi Mangaldas presents solo WIDENING CIRCLES for the NATYA BALLET DANCE FESTIVAL at LTG Auditorium
- Dec 11, Jaipur: Aditi Mangaldas presents solo WIDENING CIRCLES for the THIRAK UTSAV at Jawahar Kala Kendra
- Dec 17, Mumbai: Aditi Mangaldas conducts Kathak Master Class / Workshop at NCPA from 2pm - 6pm

Dec 3 - 18, India
ETERNAL EMBRACE by Astad Deboo who collaborates with musician Yukio Tsuji. This original dance, choreographed and performed by him, is inspired by the poem Maati, written by Sufi poet Hazrat Bulleh Shah. Tsuji's musical accompaniment on zither, shakuhachi flute, and percussion, is an original work of his, composed specifically for the performance.
-3rd Dec: Natya Ballet Dance Festival, Meghdoot theatre, New Delhi
-4th Dec: Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon
-9-10th Dec: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai
-14th Dec: Alliance Francaise, Chennai, for Prakriti Foundation Poetry Festival
-16th Dec: UB City Mall, Bengaluru
-18th Dec: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Dec 4 - 22, Mumbai
Schedule of Smitalay and Jhelum Paranjape
- 4th Dec, 11am: Traditional Odissi for Banyan Tree's Tender Roots at Savarkar Hall
- 9th Dec, 10.40am: Lecture by Jhelum Paranjape on CHANGING TRENDS IN THE KINESTHETICS OF ODISSI IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT during the 49th World Congress of Dance for International Dance Council 2016 at Hotel Sahara Star
- 9th Dec, 6.30pm: Performance by Jhelum Paranjape and disciples during the 49th World Congress of Dance at ISKCON Auditorium
- 10th Dec, 10.30am: Workshop conducted by Jhelum Paranjape (Adaptability of animal movements in Odissi to any dance form) during the 49th World Congress of Dance at Hotel Sahara Star
- 10th Dec, 7pm: FARM TO JUNGLE for and at Tridha School
- 15th Dec, 7pm: Odissi Performance during the Samudra Manthan Awards for Bhandarkar Shipping Events at Hyatt
- 22nd Dec, 1pm: BAHINAAI during the Sahitya Mahotsav for and at MP Shah Mahila College, Malad West


Dec 4 - 31, Sri Lanka, Kolkata, Cuttack
Sapphire events in December
- 4th Dec: Workshop by Sapphire Creations at NatFest on DYNAMICS OF STILLNESS
At: Nelung Arts Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 3.30pm to 5pm
- 6th Dec: Performance of REMEMBER. RELIVE. RECONCILE, excerpts of various solo and duet pieces that Koushik Das and Ankita Dutta Gupta, senior dancers of the Sapphire repertory, have created in their choreographic practice in the last few years.
At: NICD Mahinda Rajapaksha Auditorium, Pogolla Kandy, Sri Lanka, 6pm
- 10th Dec: Performance premiere of EKAHARYA by Sudarshan Chakravorty as part of MONOLOGUES, a solo arts festival curated by Sujoyprosad Chatterjee with live music: vocals by Shiuli, percussions by Koushik, special voice and music by DJ Akash. Lights: Dinesh Poddar, Costumes: Abhishek
At: ICCR Auditorium, Kolkata, 6.30pm
- 31st Dec: Sapphire Creations Dance Company presents SAPPHIRESCOPE, an amalgam of dance, visuals, music and more for the New Year Eve performance including acro yoga, martial arts, aerial work and so on with a 12 member team of Sapphire.
At: Cuttack Club, Odisha, 8pm

Dec 6 - 23, Karnataka, Chennai
Schedule for Nirupama, Rajendra and Abhinava Dance Company.
- Dec 6 & 7, Bangalore: BHAANIKA, solo performance on Ashtanaayika by Nirupama Rajendra organised by Kalapoornima. 
- Dec 11, Chennai: Nirupama & Rajendra will be conferred the NRITHYA CHOODAMANI Award by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha.
- Dec 17, Mangalore: ADC performs for the Time Square Music & Dance Festival-2016 organized by Expert Group of Institutions at 6 pm at the campus in Valachil, Mangalore.
- Dec 18, Mangalore: Nirupama - Rajendra with Abhinava perform for Sangeet Bharati Foundation at the Mangalore Town Hall.
- Dec 23, Chennai: Nirupama & Rajendra along with ADC present VIBHOOTHI: The Dance of Exuberance for the 61st December Art & Dance Festival 2016  of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 7pm.

Dec 7, 8 & 24, Karnataka
Schedule for Chitra Arvind and Rhythmotion.
-Dec 7, 6pm: RAKSHISU NAMMANANAVARATA, Bharatanatyam dance feature by Rhythmotion at Kala Bhavan, Hassan.
- Dec 8, 11am: Lec Dem by Chitra Arvind on 'Choreography in Indian classical and Contemporary dance idioms' followed by a contemporary dance performance YATRA-RIVER OF LIFE at Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University, Mysore.
- Dec 24, 5pm: KATHAK NRITYASARI by Alar Arvind and Chitra Arvind as part of Mandayam Sabha Centenary Celebrations at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Palace Road, Bengaluru

Dec 16, Mumbai
Dr. Sunil Kothari talks on MY JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE: ANECDOTES, DANCE CRITICISM. Over the years, his travels have spanned myriad dance forms as well as the length and breadth of the country. His session promises anecdotes, stories and insights on what it means to hold a mirror up to performers finding their own voices, and how dance can be connected with and relevant to how we perceive and seek to re-imagine our cultural and social contexts. This session is part of Junoon's Mumbai Local series.
At: Fort's Kitab Khana, 5.30pm

Dec 16-21, Ahmedabad
Performance of Odissi Guru Suprava Mishra and students of Aum Arts Dance Academy
- 16th Dec: H.K. Arts College, 8pm - Kalavati pallavi
- 18th Dec: Kushabhau Thakre Community Hall, CTM Ahmedabad, 3pm (Shri Radha- Odissi dance drama)
- 19th to 21st Dec: 3 day Odissi dance workshop by Guru Aloka Kanungo.

Dec 22 - 26, Chennai
Pune's Nrityayatri organizes Chennai Dance Festival Tour

Dec 26 & 27, Gurgaon & New Delhi
Schedule for Guru Uma Anantani and Rasadhwani.
- Dec 26: HARI-HARA, a solo Bharatanatyam presentation by Shivangee Vikram of Rasadhwani, Ahmedabad. The repertoire is influenced by both Shaivite and Vaishnavite modes of understanding the Brahman.
Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon, 7.30pm
- Dec 27: PANCHALI - FROM FIRE TO FIRE, a classical dance adaptation from the novel 'The Palace of Illusions' by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Concept, Choreography & Direction by Dr. Uma Anantani
Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 7pm




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