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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

March 2020
SANCHARI.. More on the arts

Andal: Brilliantly celebrated and revealed
- Barbara Framm
This last Margazhi Music Festival Season 2019, I was fortunate to see 'Naachiyar Next', Anita Ratnam's re-telling of the life and poetry of mystic saint-poet Andal.

Jerome Robbins: You're missed in this 'West Side Story,' Daddy-o
- Gia Kourlas
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's dances for the Broadway revival swarm and sweep, but Robbins's choreography was something more central: the libretto.

Retaining the authentic flavours of Indian dance away from home
- Leela Venkataraman
How can Bharatanatyam live and breathe in a place where the cultural ecology is so different?

Samantha Akkineni, Shruti Haasan and others recreate Raja Ravi Varma's paintings

When Bengaluru was treated to an evening of Indo-Korean music
In a day and age when Gen Now is lapping up all things Korean, be it pop music, beauty products and trends, TV dramas, cinema, etc., it comes as no surprise that the city played host to a performance that was a mix of Indian classical music, traditional Korean music and contemporary dance called Same Same But Different.

Indian dance crew that wowed judges with 'Marana Mass' wins 'America's Got Talent'
The team received a standing ovation from the judges.

Following the footsteps
- Radhika Vashisht
Sharanya Chandran celebrates love and togetherness through her recent Bharatanatyam performance.

Davesh Soneji on Indian classical dance, working with hereditary artists: 'We need a new, radical epistemology and political grammar'
- Sammitha Sreevatsa
Withstanding the test of time, his book 'Unfinished Gestures' has emerged as a potential litmus test, for academicians and classical dancers alike, to reflect on their response, towards the hereditary community of artists.

Ramakant Gundecha Breath as music
- Sadanand Menon
In what was an emotional moment for fans of the renowned Dhrupad maestros, the Gundecha Bandhu, the late Ramakant's place on stage was filled by his twenty-five-year-old son, Anant at a concert in Chennai.

On collapsing pain into prayer
- Brannavy Jeyasundaram
Sampradaya Dance Creations' MANDALA.

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