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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

August 2022
SANCHARI.. More on the arts

Dance that pulsates with intent
- Kumudha Chandrasekaran
Malavika Sarukkai describes choreography as searching in the heart with the intellect and talks about how dance has transformed her.

The epic storyteller
- Chitra Swaminathan
Dancer-choreographer Akram Khan recalls how Peter Brook, who passed away recently, influenced creative minds with his theatrical production 'Mahabharata.'

Kathakali, Guru Gopinath style
- GS Paul
'Anguliya Choodamani', staged as part of Guru Gopinath's birth anniversary celebration, showed how he had simplified Kathakali for a global appeal.

For the love of dance
- Sangeetha Devi Dundoo
Kuchipudi dancer Sandhya Raju, who has won the National Award for Best Choreography for Natyam, credits her guru Vempati Chinna Satyam for this honour.

Mythology and movement
- V.V. Ramani
The well-choreographed 'Nava Narasimha' took the audience on a journey through Ahobilam.

Linking Philly girls of color to coding though dance reflects national trend
- Nora Macaluso
Women and people of color are under-represented in science, technology, engineering, and math. But there's an effort afoot in Philadelphia to change that through an unusual mix of dance and coding lessons.

Sattriya for the modern stage
- Swapnanil Barua
Krishnakshi Kashyap highlighted the distinct features of this classical dance form of Assam.

Indian classical dancer blends Artificial Intelligence into her choreography
- Priyadershini S
Irena Mohini Mihalkovich introduces technology to art in her new composition, 'Runtime Error.'

Best foot forward
- V.V. Ramani
Young Vaani Lakshmi Varma impressed with her nritta and abhinaya.

Music, dance and décor
- Manasa Vijaylakshme C
Performances by students marked Kalasagara's golden jubilee celebration.

The dance of life
As part of the NCPA's sustained engagement programme, workshops on Odissi and Bihu were conducted for children at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Home for Children to hone the performers and audience of tomorrow.

Solo Bharatanatyam - Pallavi Anand
- Sooraj Subramaniam
Pallavi Anand's solo Bharatanatyam performance opens with 'Stuti Pancaratnam', a collection of five verses to different Hindu deities.

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