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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

June 2020

Siblings by Kuchipudi
- B. Naveena
Sitalakshmi Prasad and Pasumarthi Mruthyumjaya Sarma count easily among the impressive exponents of Kuchipudi in the current crop. Apart from being solo performers, they often come together as a duo, with palpable synergy of taandava and laasya.

R Muralidaran: The 25 Varnams challenge
Dancer, choreographer and composer Madurai R Muralidaran wanted to make this lockdown period a useful one for the dance files. And he came up with this unique project.

Kumudini Lakhia: The lovable diva of choreography
- Chitra Swaminathan
Tracking the journey of Kumudini Lakhia, the unconventional dance icon, who turned 90 on May 17.

Classical art changes us from within and makes us finer human beings: Bharatanatyam dancer Geeta Chandran
- Manisha Singh
Geeta Chandran talks about her journey as a successful dancer, the challenges she faced and much more.

Tips from ancient Tamil literature for troubled times
- R Krithika
Dancer V Karunasagari talks about the solace she draws from Sangam literature and about teaching dance online.

Five minutes with Sujit Vaidya
- The Dance Centre
I am proud of my ability to listen, question, break, build and grow. I am proud that I am able to embrace discomfort, stay true to my voice and make my own way forward.

A story seeped in grace
- Paromita Pain
With her production 'Stories by Hand', New York City-based dancer and choreographer Preeti Vasudevan seeks to create an enduring dialogue between movement, art, culture and people.

I choose my own femininity- Ruminations of a dancer at heart
- Arushi Ramaka
What is it about ancient Hindu arts and their exploration of femininity that has earned such intense scrutiny by feminism?

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