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April 2022
SANCHARI.. More on the arts

Award, dance performance mark finale of heritage festival
- M. Dinesh Varma
The eighth edition of the Pondicherry Heritage Festival concluded on Sunday with Alliance Francaise of Pondicherry given the 'guardian of heritage' award and a dance-storytelling performance by Anita Ratnam marking the finale of the three-week celebrations.

A dance production with the man as protagonist
- V.V. Ramani
'Ashtanayakan', a unique production, was based on eight poems that presented the male perspective.

Datuk Ramli Ibrahim and his Sutra dancers' incredible journey at the historic Kumbha Mela festival in India
- Intan Maizura Ahmad Kamal
It was like a dream come true for the dancers of Sutra, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of a unique festival.

When the camera takes centre stage in dance
- Chitra Swaminathan
The inaugural session of March Dance screened films that showed how celebrated choreographers designed movements for the camera.

The body and soul story
- Gita Jayaraj
A new volume of writings examines the politics of the performing body, both on stage and off it, renewing conversations and debates.

Tamrapatra series decodes Annamayya kritis for dance
- Gayathri Iyer
The 'Tamrapatra' series explores the poet's works through different dance forms.

Kathakali performance portrays the issue of domestic abuse
- Anasuya Menon
The Kerala Kalakshetra Academy of Arts and Culture aims to include contemporary issues in its Kathakali performances.

'Nayika, The Eternal Love', a music video, fuses a Swathi padam into a Kathakali recital
- Saraswathy Nagarajan
Conceptualised by Carnatic vocalist Sangeetha N Rao, the nine-minute video was choreographed by Kalamandalam Chambakkara Vijayakumar.

Judge draws flak for stopping Mohiniyattam show
- Staff reporter
Kalam Pasha resides close to performance venue.

The soul of Odissi
- Arshiya Sethi
Dancer-scholar Ileana Citaristi explores the core of Jayadeva's famous Gita Govinda and how it became an integral part of the Odissi repertoire.

Tipping a hat to 40 years of theatre
- Sahana Iyer
The activities lined up are split in three sections.

'Non-Hindu' Bharatanatyam dancer barred from performing in Kerala temple
- Shaju Philip
In her Facebook post, Mansiya said her dance program was to be held at the Koodalmanikyam Temple in Thrissur district on April 21.

Breaking free
- Sweta Akundi
The performances at March Dance were about letting the body decide how it wants to move.

Sundara Divya Ganam: Celebrating International Women's Day
- Lakshmi Anand
Women have been sidelined in several spheres the world over. Chennai's Sundara Divya Ganam, an all-women ensemble concert, was a step towards breaking the glass ceiling.

Efforts of families striving to promote Kuchipudi lauded
- T. Appala Naidu
'Usha Parinayam', Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam performances steal the show.

Daybreaker founder Radha Agrawal pairs dance with entrepreneurship
- Kristyn Brady
In 2013, when she started Daybreaker - the community building dance experience that now has over half a million people in 28 cities dancing at sunrise, substance free - Radha Agrawal had already been responsible for several successful businesses.

A former Bolshoi dancer is helping young dancers flee Ukraine, one ballet school at a time
- Jessica Gelt

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