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.