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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

July 2020

Vedantam Raghava: A dancer personified
- Aparna Dhulipalla
Versatile Kuchipudi exponent Vedantam Venkata Rama Raghavayya, popularly known as Vedantam Raghava, hails from the Kuchipudi village of Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh. He is the elder child of Vedantam Rattaiah Sarma and Rajyalakshmi, belonging to the 'Vedantam' family.

Vanashree Rao: I like powerful stories
- Shveta Arora
I wanted to do dramatic stories from mythology. I thought about Bharatanatyam and Chhau because in characterization, there are certain things suitable for Kuchipudi, certain things for Bharatanatyam and certain things for Chhau. For my own reasons, I didn't want to use Kathak or Odissi.

The grand dame of dance
- Rajgopal Nidamboor
A meticulous dancer, resolute teacher and true perfectionist, Dr.Venkatalakshamma was a diligent servant of her art.

The art of storytelling
Kathakali artist Asha Jeevan Sathyan, granddaughter of the late actor Sathyan, talks about her journey through the art.

Moving with Raka Maitra
Humbling revelations about dance-making and humanity's innate desire for control.

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