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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

June 2019
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- In praise of MBE awardee Kathak exponent Pratap Pawar
-Dr. Sunil Kothari
Pratap Pawar was recently awarded MBE, 'Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire' in the Queen's New Year's honour list for 2019. From among the Indian dance community in London, he is one of the few artistes to receive this award.

- I can weave through many interesting identities and roles: Ramli Ibrahim
-Vijay Shanker
Sutra has been consistently creative over many years. However, it was only in 2007 that we were able to establish the Foundation to consolidate our activities and also make sure that Sutra's objectives and legacy can be sustained somewhat for the future.

- The dancer's guide to hitchhiking
-Samira Sood
Celebrated Indian contemporary dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo on his 50-year career, hitchhiking across the world and more.

- Malaysia's Odissi connect
-Gowri S
Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, an exponent of Indian classical dance forms and ballet, talks about his relationship with Chennai.

- Bringing his 'Kala' to Switzerland
-Aradhna Sethi
Dasappa Keshava moved to Switzerland in 1975. In over 44 years of being so far away from all, that's Indian, he has integrated very well and established Indian dance culture by way of Kalasri.

- Dance all the way
-Purnima Sharma
In conversation with Odissi dancer Swapnokalpa Dasgupta.

- How Harikumar Asan experiments with Kathakali themes
 -Lalitha Krishnan
Harikumar Asan uses his sweep of knowledge to push boundaries within the Kathakali grammar.

- Attakalari's Jayachandran Palazhy on the future of contemporary art forms
-Gowri S
International movement artist Jayachandran Palazhy feels that despite their so-called abstract nature, contemporary performances talk to everyone, but in different ways.

- Being one in dance
-Sudeshna Banerjee
Dance connects us all and we become one when we dance, says eminent Kuchipudi dancer Kaushalya Reddy as she opens up on the subject.

- Balamma never used to compliment: Nandini Ramani
-Anuradha Vellat
Nandini Ramani on her legendary guru.

Dance like a woman
-Jayanthi Madhukar
Breaking gender stereotypes is not even an issue for dancer Parvathi Menon, who has essayed both male and female roles in Kathakali.

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