While we take close looks at our ONE YEAR OLDER selves -
inside and out - this is a season for rejoicing, gifting and coming
together in many ways.
Where do stories come from?
They come from other stories
From deep within ourselves and from the cave of memories
Stories bind us and release our imaginations to swoop and soar
- Author SALMAN RUSHDIE award acceptance speech, Germany
We ask that same question each December!
"Where did the year go?"
"Gosh! How time flies!"
For us performers, it is THE time to share and yes, show off, our
accumulated training and experience to a global audience. Here in
Chennai, citizens still pride themselves on having the best "KAAN SENSE"
(a keen listening ear) for music. And, by association the most
discerning audience for Bharatanatyam. There are many dancers who will
disagree with this assumption but there is one aspect that cannot be
denied. In the month between December 15 to January 15, it IS still
possible to watch most of the celebrated Bharatanatyam dancers in one
city. Never mind the awful acoustics, lack of tech rehearsals, no
parking facilities and deplorable infrastructure. People still arrive
from other cities and shores and dancers still look forward to ascending
the Chennai stage.
Anupama Kylash: Dec 1
Kalamandalam Suganthi: Dec 2
Kavitha Ramu: Dec 5
Bimbavati Devi: Dec 6
Anwesa Mahanta: Dec 16
Yamini Krishnamurthy: Dec 20
Sailaja Nrithya: Dec 22
Ratikant Mohapatra: Dec 24
Surya Rao: Dec 25
Himanshu Srivastava: Dec 29
Rhadha - Dec 31
"When language fails in describing our emotions, dance steps forward."
- Edwaard Liang (Choreographer)
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