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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

July 2020
SANCHARI.. More on the arts

Art emerges from anguish: Boxed by a pandemic
- Kathakali Jana
An inspired ongoing series has got dancers using restricted spaces - a part of the home or habitat where they are confined - to come up with videos of two-minute dance pieces.

Moving out of the box
- Avantika Bhuyen
'Boxed', a digital series, encourages dancers of Indian origin to explore the space they have been confined to during the pandemic.

The art and technology of survival
- Gokul MG
DC finds out how artistes in Chennai are coping.

Breaking down cultural boundaries through dance
Shambik Ghose, a contemporary dancer is creating a new style of dance - fusing the classical North Indian dance, Kathak, and Western Jazz - and a teaching program to accompany it.

Sudarshan Chakravorty collaborates with Canadian dancers to celebrate International World Day of Cultural Diversity
- Srishti Dasgupta
This Kolkata-Montreal dance reunion intercontinental performance includes an excerpt from a creation that dancer Roger Sinha made for Sudarshan and his team over 10 years ago.

Note to dancers: 'Drop Your Self-Consciousness' and get into it
- Gia Kourlas
In a series of videos, the choreographer Alonzo King instructs performers to play with the natural world. "Let's use the wind instead of ignoring it."

Popiah, pottery and Peranakan plays: 6 win inaugural award for intangible cultural heritage
- Tee Zhuo
A pioneer of Peranakan theatre and the owner of one of Singapore's oldest popiah shops are among six winners of an inaugural award for promoting intangible forms of cultural heritage.

Dancing Bodies that proclaim: Black Lives Matter
- Siobhan Burke
Some came to the streets to dance. Others were moved to dance more spontaneously, and surprised to find themselves seen by millions online.

What the new normal can be for NCPA
- Nishad Neelambaran
Khushroo N Suntook, chairman, NCPA believes the initial response of audiences will be cautious.

#LockdownInnovation: The Dhananjayans to conduct a virtual arangetram this month
- Sindhu Vijayakumar

Govt sets up new MHRD Division to Research Indian Arts, Sciences by 'Separating Truth from Exaggeration'
The Ministry of Human Resource Development now has a research division for Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) with a special mandate to take initiative and contribute towards spreading the rich heritage of India and its traditions.

Steps to Excellence
- Dalreen Ramos
A new interview series featuring 11 maestros of Indian classical dance digs deep into what truly makes them great.

Art from 'within' to soothe the curse of the pandemic
- Saionee Chakraborty
Catching up with Raw Mango's Sanjay Garg and Aditi Mangaldas, who has conceptualised, choreographed and directed the videos.

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