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2024


The 9th International Convention of SPIC MACAY
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com



Youth in Dance 2024
- Shashank Kiron Nair
e-mail:  shashank.k.nair@gmail.com



Rasanubhava
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



More cultural spaces for artistes
- Chandra Anand
e-mail: chandra6267@yahoo.co.in



Riveting Bharatanatyam theatre Ardha
- Sumana Srinivasan
e-mail: srisumana@gmail.com



'Neelotsavam' celebrates Guru Neela Ramgopal
- Srivatsa Shandilya
e-mail: vatsaphoto@gmail.com



Nrtyangana 2024
- Dr. Jayadev Raju & Kate Macdonald



World Dance Day celebrations of Natya Vriksha, Lasya Utsava & Guru Pranam Utsav
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com



Omkara fest
Parivartan-Change within and without

- Ranee Kumar
e-mail: ranee@journalist.com



Thouryathrikam by Kalyani Menon Harikrishnan
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com



Pravaasi - A feast for the eyes and the soul
- Baishali Raychaudhuri
Photo Credits: Santhosh Selvaraj from Pratibimb Photos



Sonali Mohanty mesmerizes with graceful Odissi performance
- Srivatsa Shandilya
e-mail: vatsaphoto@gmail.com



Omkara: Dance divine
- Ranee Kumar
e-mail: ranee@journalist.com



'Kaleidoscope' and 'Navarasa Nayaki'
- Ambika Raman



Anantah and Atharvotsava
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Kalabhivyakti
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Jayaprabha Menon celebrates Nrityotsav
- Vinu Vasudevan
e-mail: vinuvasu73@gmail.com



Preyashee Katha
- Tapati Chowdhurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



National Conference on Indian Classical Dance 2024 in Pune
- Kiran Java
e-mail: kiran@kiranjava.com



Anugraham festival premiere 2024
- Chandra Anand
e-mail: chandra6267@yahoo.co.in



World Dance Day celebrations in Ahmedabad
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



An extraordinary evening when Andal visited us onstage
- Dr. Ratna Raman
e-mail: ramanratna@gmail.com



Delightful solo Bharatanatyam Margams from Ambalam
- Satish Suri
e-mail:satishism@yahoo.co.in



Classical dance evening Prabaha 2024
- Dr.Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



Sober and mellow presentation of Jayalakshmi Anand
- Chandra Anand
e-mail: chandra6267@yahoo.co.in



Natya Fest in Munich
- Brigitte C. Reichl



Virangana, Storytellers, and Aanurakti 
- Tapati Chowdhurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



63rd Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan & Sakhi
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



World Dance Day at Bangalore International Centre



Kala-dhi
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



A bouquet of classical Manipuri dance
- Tapati Chowdhurie 
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



Amritanjali Festival: A magical evening of spellbinding performances
- Gayatri Vinod



Nritya Tarangini Festival & NCPA Umang featured talented dancers
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Indian Traditional Jewellery book launch, Pratishruti’s Gopini Prem and Bhaskar Rao Sammelan
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com



Sringaramayee Vasudha
- Tapati Chowdhurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in 



Enthralling Odissi performance by Sanchita Bhattacharya
- Vinu Vasudevan
e-mail: vinuvasu73@gmail.com



Natya Vriksha World Dance Day celebrations 2024
- Sunita Chowdhurie
e-mail: sunitachowdhurie@gmail.com



Natya Vriksha celebrated World Dance Day on April 20 & 21, 2024 at IIC, Delhi (Slide Show)



Unveiling 'Ram Aagaman': A spellbinding journey through the Ramayana
- Anurag Chauhan
e-mail: anuragchauhanoffice@gmail.com



Jaya Seal Ghosh depicts Andal’s journey in theatrical Bharatanatyam
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: arorashveta1806@gmail.com



Pravaha Festival
- Satish Suri
e-mail;satishism@yahoo.co.in



Odissi in assorted colors
- Padmaja Suresh
e-mail: padmajasuresh@hotmail.com



Anveshan - An insightful journey through dance
- Dr. Meenakshi Iyer Gangopadhyay
e-mail: drmeenakshiiyer@yahoo.co.in



Miträ: Is love, a boon or a bane?
- Ajeesh Menon
e-mail: majeissh@gmail.com



Kapardhini Dance Festival
- Madhuri Sarkar 
e-mail: sarkarmadhuri88@gmail.com



Purusharth explores masculine spirit and vitality
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Naachiyar Next - A saga of love and devotion
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com



Dance Jathre 2024 - A celebration of art
- Ashwini Naik
e-mail: ashwini.naik.gad@gmail.com



Ekam Sat and Bharath after the Mahatma
- Poornima Gururaja
e-mail: kalasindhudance@gmail.com



Stage vs screen: Ramya Harishankar demonstrates the same dance in film and in performance
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: arorashveta1806@gmail.com 



Maathe and Nadanth
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Naamasankirna
- Bhavani Ravindran
e-mail: srialamelu@gmail.com



Nrityagram ensemble at Saranagati festival
-Tapati Chowdhurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



'Trans Arts Festival' celebrates International Transgender Visibility Day



Madhumanti Banerjee's 'Ganga: A Myth or Reality?' is fresh and thought provoking
- Vinita Radhakrishnan
e-mail: vinitaradhakrishnan@gmail.com



The 2024 North GA Indian Dance Fest weaves a spectacular cultural mosaic
- Daniel Klein



Prayathnam celebrates its 16th Anniversary



Twamaham Vande, Chakrayatra to Mahavidya and Aanantya
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com



Geeta Chandran's riveting performance 
- Sunita Chowdhurie
e-mail: sunitachowdhurie@hotmail.com



Beauty of the vilamba kala abhinaya highlighted
- Dr. M. Surya Prasad
e-mail: drmsuryaprasad@gmail.com



Tribute to Krishnaveni Lakshmanan
- Maya Vinayan
e-mail: mayapp1972@gmail.com



16th edition of Bengaluru International Arts Festival
- Dr.Padmaja Suresh 
e-mail: padmajasuresh@hotmail.com



Rasa Ranjini Dance Festival and Sanchari
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Naachiyar Next-The process: A response
- Hema Iyer Ramani
e-mail: iyerwrites@gmail.com



Double Bill - Maruti and Manushi
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Sanchit, Debadhara's Guru-Shishya Samman Festival, Words in the Garden
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com



Inspiring inclusion in classical dance
- Hareesh N. Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com



Navasandhi - A rich temple dance tradition
- Sudha Sridhar
e-mail: sudhasridhar@hotmail.com



Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav
- Tapati Chowdhurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



NKC 2023 - views of a (deferred streaming) Rasika  
- Chandra Anand
e-mail: chandra6267@yahoo.co.in



An ode to sacred symbols
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Entrancing aesthetic navigation
- V. Kaladharan
e-mail: kaladh@rediffmail.com



Vazhuvoor Sampradaya by Shanmuga Sundaram
- Jeetendra Hirschfeld
e-mail: sathirdance@gmail.com



Karmayogi-Vikasit Bharat, film Purush and Prakriti, and Mishranam Melanam
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com



Sangeet Natak Akademi distributes SNA Awards and Fellowships for 2022 & 2023
-Thushara C
e-mail: punarjjaniculturalcentre@gmail.com



Kathakali Festival at Bharata Kalanjali
- Shobanaa Bhalchandra
e-mail: theshoba@gmail.com



A tapestry of dance: Diverse performances take the stage
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Evam 2024
- Rajiv Rajamani
e-mail: rajivrajamani@yahoo.com



Male dancers dominate Nalanda Nrityotsav
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



36th Kathak Mahotsav
-Tapati Chowdhurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



Book on 'Mohan Khokar - The Father figure of Indian dance history' released
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Women Speak
- Prof. Pratik Kumar Mahant
e-mail: pratikmahant2012@gmail.com



Dasamahavidya - Samrat Dutta's contemporary take on Tantric philosophy
- Esha Banerjee
e-mail: eshabanerjeedance@gmail.com



Performances to enchant
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Fine programs of Kathak and Bharatanatyam
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



'A Duology' - Communiqué of love
- Dr. Uma Anantani
e-mail: rasanant92@yahoo.com



Chidambara Rahasyam: A multi-sensory treat for the soul
- Vinita Radhakrishnan
e-mail: vinitaradhakrishnan@gmail.com



Delightful solo dance performances
- Satish Suri
email: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Technology and social media in dance
-Shveta Arora
e-mail: arorashveta1806@gmail.com



An exposition of line and form
- Dr.Ganga Lakshmi Srinivas
e-mail: gangalakshmi@gmail.com



Digital version of 'Brihadeeswara - Form to Formless' released



Celebrating tradition and talent: The 26th Vasantotsava 2024
- Ritu Sengar
e-mail: punarjjaniculturalcentre@gmail.com



Geeta Chandran's Samagati is a choreographic triumph of art and bhakti
- Shveta  Arora
e-mail: arorashveta1806@gmail.com



Art to nurture body and spirit
- Jeetendra Hirschfeld
e-mail: sathirdance@gmail.com



19th Drishti Dance Festival: Enrapturing and educating
- Arjun Bharadwaj
e-mail: arjunbharadwaj@gmail.com



The thrills of Kuchipudi
- Shruthi Mohankumar
e-mail: surumk@gmail.com



Dhrupad Jhankaar 2023
- Latha Sambamurti
e-mail: lathapat.arts@gmail.com 



Lila - Divinity with aesthetic quality
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Margazhi Shorts: Margazhi Medley - 3
- Chitra Mahesh
e-mail: chithoo@gmail.com



Enchanting and innovative thematic performances
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in  



Swami Vivekanand Music & Dance Festival, National Youth Day & The Bhakti Movement
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com



A delectable fare by Sri Mudralaya
- Hemamalini Suresh
e-mail: hemasuresh100@gmail.com



10th Girnar Festival of Music and Dance
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



December Margazhi Season '23 by Medai, Bangalore
- Rathna Supriya Sridharan
e-mail: rs@nnpnrithyam.com



Mardala and Manjeera
- Tapati Chowdhurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



Time tested splendor of classicism
- V. Kaladharan
e-mail: kaladh@rediffmail.com



Sundari Charitam
- Shashank Kiron Nair
e-mail: shashank.k.nair@gmail.com



In the light of Goddess Durga to the myth of Kali, a concert with a difference
- Dr. Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



The struggle of another kind
- Chitra Mahesh
e-mail: chithoo@gmail.com



Samagam marked by choreographic brilliance
- Harish Bal
e-mail: harishbal77@gmail.com



Waking-up Free: India's journey - the definition of Navarasas visually and choreographically
- Saranya Devan
e-mail: saranya.devan29@gmail.com



Breaking new grounds - The diaspora experience
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Vatavriksham
- Sreelatha Rajan
e-mail: sreelatha.rajan@gmail.com



An enchanting Margam by Meera Sreenarayanan
- Vinita Radhakrishnan
e-mail: vinitaradhakrishnan@gmail.com



Gurave Namah: Ode to Guru Munna Lal Shukla
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com



An inspiring Mohiniattam performance by Malavika Menon
- SK Venugopal
e-mail: venugopalsk@hotmail.com



Ramakrishnam Bhajamyaham
- Preethi Anand



Mohan Khokar Centenary start at Kalakshetra, Chennai
- Diwakar



Margazhi Shorts: Margazhi Medley -2
- Chitra Mahesh
e-mail: chithoo@gmail.com



Sunday morning dance sessions receive fine response
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Bharatha Muni Jayantotsavam 2023
- Sudha Sridhar
e-mail: sudhasridhar@hotmail.com



A meaningful Kathak seminar
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com



17th Guru Debaprasad Das Award Festival 
-Dr.Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



Fluidity in form
- Ranee Kumar
e-mail: ranee@journalist.com







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