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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

February 2022

The story of a woman whose lifeblood is Sathir
- Akila Kannadasan
Muthukannamal is from the seventh generation of a family of Sathir dancers - her father was her teacher.

An imaginary interview with Guru Gopinath - Part 7
- Tapati Chowdhurie
On May 19, 1942, Thangamani and I bought a 16 acre 81 cent land in Vattiyoorkavu by paying Rs.13, 200. We had built a small house there and asked my brother to stay there.

A Padma Shri for 84-yr-old dancer Muthukannammal: Long overdue but welcome
- Nrithya Pillai
Viralimalai R Muthukannammal is one of the last few women who identify themselves as 'devadasi' or 'devaradiyar' from the hereditary dancing community of Tamil Nadu.

Janis Brenner on compiling her artistic autobiography through visual art
- Jonathan Matthews-Guzmán

Ancient tradition back to Margam
- Jyothi Raghuram
One of those rare dancers who has used her learning and skills for the larger interest of the art, Anuradha Vikranth's explorations have helped develop her institute into a pulsating centre where dance reinvents itself based on ancient traditions.

Arts in Motion: The galaxy of cultural stars to look forward to in 2022
- Express News Service
Odissi dancers Vrinda Chadha and Srinika Purohit, Kathak dancer Gauri Diwakar, Bharatanatyam dancer Parshwanath Upadhye, Telangana folk singer Pavani Vasa are among the stars.

Monica Santos: Portrait of a clown as an artist
- Renu Ramanath
Monica Santos Zamorano's journey from being a banker in Spain to a professional clown in India is all about breaking barriers and following her heart. In a candid interview, she talks about the fun, freedom and the philosophy of being a clown.

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