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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

April 2021

The man behind the Konark festival
- Shyamhari Chakra
Remembering Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, who dreamt of putting the small Odisha town on the cultural map.

Under the banyan's shade
- Hema Iyer Ramani
A. Janardhanan, honoured by ABHAI recently, speaks of his long and loyal association with Kalakshetra.

The music, the musician
- Deepa Ganesh
Keshav Desiraju's book on M.S. Subbulakshmi comes alive with stories from the lost world of Carnatic music.

Kalamandalam Devaki: The first female Ottanthullal dancer
- Sreevalsan Thiyyadi
Kalamandalam Devaki made history six decades ago by becoming the first female to dance Kerala's Ottanthullal as a professional. A look at her career.

Avijit Das: Kuchipudi is graceful and elegant
- Vijay Shanker
Performing at Khajuraho has been one of the best experiences of my dancing career.

Catching up with 2020 Tony-nominated choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
- Helen Hope

'I am the catalyst between the creator and listener of music'
- Subha J Rao
Sai Shravanam becomes the first sound engineer to be conferred the Kalaimamani.

Dance is a way of looking within and observing the world
- Aakash Odedra
I consider there to be two spheres in my life: the inner world and the external physical world. Most of the time they don't align.

Catching up with 2020 Tony-nominated choreographer Anthony Van Laast
- Helen Hope

Ballet Hispánico's Eduardo Vilaro on what compassionate leadership looks like
- Avichai Scher
The artistic director and CEO was recently recognized for his compassionate leadership. We asked him what it means to be a compassionate leader in dance, and how that's changed since the pandemic.

A confluence of talent and rigour
- Aruna Chandaraju
Ustad Faiyaz Khan is today not only a renowned vocalist, but also a skilled sarangi and tabla artiste.

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