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Anita says.....

December 2022

Dance there upon the shore
What need have you to care
For wind or water’s roar?
And tumble out your hair
That the salt drops have wet;
Being young you have not known
The fool’s triumph, nor yet
Love lost as soon as won,.
And he, the best warrior, dead
And all the sheaves to bind!
What need that you should dread
The monstrous crying of wind?

William Butler Yeats

Anita Ratnam

In the last month of 2022, much has happened. And I share my thoughts.

Read on...

Lata Pada, Founder & Artistic Director Emerita, Sampradaya Dance Creations, Toronto, Canada, has been a member of Narthaki since 2001
Lata Pada
When NARTHAKI, the first national directory of Indian dance was released in 1992, the excitement was infectious; imagine, this pocket-sized handbook was going to be THE ready reckoner for the dance fraternity across the globe. It took the ever intrepid, imaginative Anita Ratnam to create and produce this vital resource which has now, in its online avatar, become a veritable, unstoppable expansion of ideas, writings, forums, guest columns...
Through her writing, Anita advocates for open discourse, a critical look at issues of dance in society such as - dwindling audiences and apathy for dance, professionalism on the part of artistes and presenters, absence of private and government support for the arts, ill equipped theatres with unsafe stages and unacceptable toilet facilities... Subjects that should matter to each of us who care about our dance careers!!
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Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Kalamandalam Suganthi: Dec 2
Yamini Krishnamurthy: Dec 20
Ratikant Mohapatra: Dec 24
Rhadha - Dec 31

Pattadakkal, Karnataka, 7th to 8th C
Pattadakkal, Karnataka, 7th to 8th C
Photo: Seetha Ratnakar

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