Tamizh Illakiyamum Bharathamum, a nine volume audio cassette series containing songs for dance performances is to be released shortly by Skanda Trust in Chennai. The cassettes containing songs from ancient Tamil literature have been tuned and rendered by Vidya Bhavani Suresh.

The KONARK DANCE and MUSIC FESTIVAL first held in 1986, was the brainchild of Odissi guru Gangadhar Pradhan.
The KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL which takes place every March in the little town of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, has the distinction of being held continuously without any break for the past quarter of a century. 25 years ago, the Dept of Tourism of the Govt of Madhya Pradesh mounted this unique festival of classical dances in association with the M P Kala Parishad. Over the years, this week long festival has attracted locals as well as tourists from India and abroad to witness the splendour of Indian classical dances by the country's topmost performers against the background of the exotic medieavel temples of Khajuraho.Shobita Punja's book "Khajuraho" was released during the millenium festival.

The NATYA KALA CONFERENCE which entered its 20th year in Dec 2000, is organised by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, in December every year. It takes place from 9am to noon daily for 7 days. Scholars, critics and performing artistes from India and abroad are invited to discuss in depth, a wide range of dance specific subjects, supported by visual demonstrations. One of the Nritya Choodamani awardees is the convener of the Conference for 2 consecutive years. The Nritya Choodamani Award is a highly coveted prestigious title conferred by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha every year on an artiste from any of the Indian classical dance forms.
Mohiniattam dancer Sunanda Nair is the first to hold a Postgraduation in Mohiniattam from the Bombay University.
Kanak Rele the noted Mohiniattam exponent learnt Kathakali from guru "Panchali" Karunakara Panikkar, who was acclaimed for his depiction of female roles.
A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance, The Yogini's Mirror, by Roxanne Kamayani Gupta is a beautifully illustrated book combining the purity of outer form that is Indian classical dance with the inner development derived from the practice of yoga. Illuminating the metaphysical significance of both dance and yoga, the book provides photos of 64 yoga routines that the aspiring yogini can use in developing a practice to achieve a new union of body and spirit.

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