Two of Kathak dancer Shovana Narayan's works, 'Rhythmic Echoes and Reflections' and 'Dance Legacy of Pataliputra' are currently being published.
In the Pracheen Kala Kendra, a center for learning classical arts, in Chandigarh, the female members of the clerical staff who are interested in dance, learn different streams of classical dance from their boss and guru Madan Lal Koser. The idea is to teach classical dance to interested employees within office hours. The lessons are taught at a mutually convenient time and within a month, the 5 ladies find an improvement in their expressions and movements as well as feeling fresh and vitalized through the day.
It took Nataraj Ramakrishna nearly 2 decades to revive some features of the Telugu devadasi dances. Ironically, he had to popularize the female dance traditions of Andhra Pradesh through his male students. He was inspired in his quest by E Krishna Iyer who suggested how he could thus widen his knowledge of natyam.
On June 7, 1998, a worldwide simultaneous 30-minute dance event was held in cyberspace at 12noon GMT. More than 25 dancers from 12 countries including Hong Kong, Canada, Israel, Argentina, Australia, India, Italy, Kenya, Slovenia, South Africa and several cities in the USA participated in the event. The 2 Indians who participated were Kuchipudi dancer Siri Rama who enacted scenes from Ramayana and Prakriti Kashyap who presented a Bharatanatyam and Seraikella Chhau. The dancers performed in unusual venues like mountains, desert, computer lab or kitchen to name a few.
Dancing on a brass plate was the exclusive property of the devadasis and E Krishna Iyer learnt it from them.
Balachandra was the first dancer from a forward community to dance at the Music Academy, Chennai. Not much is known about her, except that she was from Venkatagiri and E Krishna Iyer spotted her talent and presented her.
Pandit S Subramanya Sastri, the grandfather of S Sarada was a great Sanskrit scholar and a member of the Theosophical Society. It was he who suggested to Rukmini Devi that the International Academy of Arts established by her, be rechristened as Kalakshetra.

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