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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

August 2020

Interview #81 - Anita Ratnam
- Nithya Nagarajan
Ratnam has been described as an 'intersectionist', whose work weaves the many disciplines of dance, theatre, spoken word, ritual, archaeology, dramaturgy and women's issues.

Interview #142-Nithya Nagarajan
- Sonia Nair
Nithya Nagarajan is an artist and curator whose practice adopts movement as a system of inquiry into the sacred, the sensual and the decolonial. Her performance work affects sensory perceptions of the witness through a collaborative process of devising, underpinned by a strong feminist sensibility.

Manu Master: An outsider's tryst with Bharatanatyam
- Varsha Ramachandran
Virtual Bharat's most recent film is set in Koolimuttam, Kerala. A story of a man, a rebel, a master, known to his disciples and thus to the world by one name, "Manu Master"...

Infusing intellect and intent into dance: Moving Stories and Touching Tales
- Dr. Sujatha Maringanti
A major axis around which the story revolves is the staggering 45-year dance career of Jonathan Hollander, the artistic director of Battery Dance Company with its mission - 'artistic excellence and social relevance.'

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