Ashish Mohan Khokar's
On Dance & Mysticism
April 29, 2022
Attendance, India's only yearbook on dance, is now in its 22nd year of publication is guest edited by Ranee Kumar, Hyderabad-based arts writer and author.
It was launched on April 28, 2022 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore.
This issue on Dance & Mysticism is a motif that unfolds into its full form as it takes the reader along. It opens with an all-encompassing view of dance and its mystic leanings. Dwelling on the ultimate Cosmic dancer Nataraja, the pages further explore the underlying aspects of classical dance that serve as a staircase to scale the mystic heights - like the mantra, tantra and yantra or Yoga revealed through dance. While the Bharatanatyam dance provides the vehicle to fly towards mystic skies, Sufi spirit surges to touch the divine. Jain poetic works and Rabindranath Tagore’s works have delved into mysticism through dance. All this and much more lead the reader into the realms that have not been explored so far.
Release through rhythm - By Aman Nath
Route to reach the realms - By Chiranjiv Singh
The Cosmic Dancer - By Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam
When Al(l) is One - By Anuradha
Mystic Icon - By Prof. Sharada Srinivasan
Transcendence in dance - By Mandakini Trivedi
Flight into mystic skies - By Himanshu Srivastava
Soul dances, does body dance - By Mikko Viitamaki
Sufiana-dance divine - By Rani Khanam
Divine Intimacy - By Ranee Kumar
Tagore’s Vision - By Tapati Chowdhurie
Nilanjane Nritya - By Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal
Mystical dance of divinity - By Jigyasa Giri
Dance: an end or means? - By RK
My mystical experiences - By V.P. Dhananjayan
obiTributes by Ashish Mohan Khokar /narthaki.com
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