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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter
October 2019
SANCHARI.. More on the arts

My association and rendezvous with Odissi and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
- Sunil Kothari
Having been associated with Odissi dance from late fifties, I got to know Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra through Babulal Doshi, the founder of Kala Vikash Kendra.

Devi Bharatam: The Goddess in all her hues
- Bhanu Kumar
The different aspects and attributes of Devi were portrayed by dancers at Natyarangam's annual thematic event.

Kuchipudi performance that explores the concept of unity
- Ranee Kumar
Set to Kuchipudi, Raja Reddy’s ‘Bharata Bharathi’ explored the idea of unity in diversity

Contemplating female energy, and saluting her with dance
-  Leela Venkataraman
Vani Vak-Devi Saraswati as portrayed by Bengaluru’s Praveen Kumar was a highlight.
How a lecture-demonstration in Hyderabad on ‘medical healing through music’ yielded mixed results
- Srivathsan Nadadhur
The event featured Dr J Sreekanth and Kuchipudi dancer Suseela Sreekanth and other artistes.
Koodiyattam festival in full swing
- Achuthan T K
Nepathya’s 12th annual Koodiyattam festival presented two plays unabridged over 14 days.

Proficiency on display by Kuchipudi dancer Amrita Jayakrishnan
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
Amrita Jayakrishnan’s Kuchipudi recital stood out for its content and presentation.

Devi Bharatam: The Goddess in all her hues
- Bhanu Kumar
The different aspects and attributes of Devi were portrayed by dancers at Natyarangam's annual thematic event.

Bharat Sharma: In heart of the Capital
- Anjana Rajan
Bharat Sharma stressed the development of Delhi’s art scene at Narendra Sharma’s birth anniversary.

Jhelum Paranjape’s mesmerising presentation on Chokha Mela
- Sandip Soparrkar
A veteran in the world of dance, she has been dancing since 1977 and has dedicated herself to the pursuit of the Indian classical dance Odissi.

The untied hair of feminism
- Navina Jafa
In “Yagyaseni”, young Kathak exponent Sangita Chatterjee lent the epic character a contemporary mooring.

A slice of Kerala in Helsinki
- Sharika C
A performance brings to life the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma.
No two performances are the same: Senior dancer Ranjana Gauhar on her relationship with dance
- Gayathri Menon
Ranjana Gauhar talks about her upcoming performance and the importance of dance in her life.

Asavari Pawar brings the 'The Golden Paayal' to Delhi
- Anjana Rajan
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of vanity, dance and remorse, Asavari Pawar’s “The Golden Paayal” has an Indian polish.

A soulful and sacred dedication to Sister Nivedita
- Ambika Ananth
Atmalaya School of Dance dedicated its festival of dance to Sister Nivedita.

Countless emotions, one goal
- Madhur Gupta
Rhythm Society for Performing Arts presented ‘Gita Govinda – The Musical: An eternal love song of Krishna.’

Abhinaya steals the show at Kalakshetra Kathakali Festival
- V.V. Ramani
Through sensitive expressions and movements, the artistes conveyed the mood.

The Odissi odyssey
- Manek S Kohli
Sharmila Mukerjee had the best possible start to her career, but it is Odissi where she chose to invest her energy.

In step with the times
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
‘Dreams Unlimited’, a curated dance festival in Thiruvananthapuram, featured six productions that showcased a range of new themes.

Sriram: Body beautiful, minus soul
- Srivathsan Nadadhur
Sriram, a contemporary dance drama based on Ramayana, was a visually compelling production that lacked emotional impact.

Poetic performance
- Ambika Ananth
Anuradha Singh and Jayanthi Eshwarputhi presented an exhilarating performance of Kathak.

Madhulita Mohapatra's performance high on lyrical beauty
- T.K. Ganapathy
A recipient of the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar award from the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Madhulita’s potential came to the fore in her recital.

Muruga in all aspects
- Bhanu Kumar
The many dimensions of the deity were captured through a thematic Margam..

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