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February 2021
MEET THE ARTISTES

A lifelong serenade
- Ranjini Govind
Violin virtuoso Lalgudi Jayaraman was not just an exceptional instrumentalist, but was also one of the most accomplished composers Indian classical music has ever seen.

The muse of Roerich
- Lekha Rattanani
Roshan Vajifdar Ghosh passed away in Kodaikanal. Roerich made life-size paintings of Roshan when she lived in Bangalore for seven years, training in Bharatanatyam under Thanjavur Kittappa Pillai.

The rhythms of two worlds
- Hema Ramani
At 77, the celebrated Sudharani Raghupathy looks back at a long and eventful journey filled with legends, phantoms and restraints.

Ramli: Dancer, Arts and Culture Icon
Today Ramli, dancer extraordinaire, artistic director of Sutra Dance Theatre and chairman of Sutra Foundation, has attained a deserving stature in the Malaysian and Asian world of dance that few can match.  

Dr. Sunanda Nair
- S.K. Venugopal
It was at the age of 15 that her Guru Krishnankutty Warrier asan told her to find another teacher and explore different terrains in dancing.

Bijayini Satpathy on her transformative year
- Marina Harss
I’ve been meaning to do a series of check-ins with dancers and choreographers, a way to hear about what they’ve been up to during the past however-many-months since the pandemic began. Everyone has reacted differently. 

Arunima Ghosh: Odissi dance jewellery is intricate and fine, like Odissi abhinaya
- Shveta Arora
Odissi ornaments are unique because they are silver, but even till the 1960s, they used to be in gold.

The other Nijinsky: The forgotten choreography of Bronislava Nijinska, the woman who pioneered movement in dance
- Nadia Beard
Despite her pioneering choreography, Nijinska’s legacy is often overshadowed by that of her brother, ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky.

I love speaking Odia despite being far away from Odisha: Anwesha Das
- Shyamhari Chakra

His dancing days were over. Then came ‘Another Round’
- Gia Kourlas
The actor Mads Mikkelsen ends Thomas Vinterberg’s film with a wild delight of a drunken dance. The man, once a professional dancer, can move.

Centre Stage with Prof Joseph Gonzales
In GREY LINES presented by Maya Dance Theatre, dancers will be sharing their thought processes, their philosophies and practices that inspire them to move and express. 

Johannes Warnke’s otherworldly fashions are already a favorite of Lady Gaga
- Janelle Okwodu
You can’t miss Johannes Warnke’s designs. If you’ve watched Lady Gaga’s dramatic music video for “911” or opened up this month’s Italian Vogue to Adut Akech’s latest editorial, you were treated to the sight of his high-concept luxury.





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