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February 2022
SANCHARI.. More on the arts

'Social media has turned us all into performers'
- K Bhumika
At 65, dancer Anita Ratnam has embraced all the permutations of the online world and is creating a digital legacy.

A landscape of memories
- Deepa Natarajan Lobo
Attakalari's latest production 'Sthavara-Jangama' explores the intangible relationship between human beings and physical spaces.

Unusual abhinaya piece
- Rupa Srikanth
Alarmel Valli's experience and poise came through in the performance.

Ode to love
- Enakshi Bhattacharya
The power and the glory of Tagore's dance drama Shyama, was in ample display at a recent production at Kalakshetra Foundation.

A grand opening
The10th Attakkalari India Biennial gets off to a great start with spell-binding performance of STHAVARA-JANGAMA.

'Belly dance is being hidden in Egypt': the performer hoping for Unesco heritage status
- Edmund Bower
As the traditional dance is increasingly associated with nightclub culture, Amie Sultan seeks to change perceptions of the art form and those who perform it.

Traditional flavour intact
- V V Ramani
Srinidhi Chidambaram performed a repertoire largely rooted in classicism.

A touch of novelty
- Rupa Srikanth
Rama Vaidyanathan's imaginative presentation proved to be an aesthetic treat.

Zikr-e-1857 aur Ghalib: Rani Khanam's tribute to the poet
- Kasturika Mishra
Rani Khanam's dance tribute to the Urdu poet aptly stated the connection of waiting and endless waiting in the world of one-sided love and self-esteem.

Art as transformation
- Rupa Srikanth
Kalakshetra's annual dance conference dwelt on the many nuances of the performing arts.
With promise and grace
- V V Ramani
Mahati Kannan made the best of the well-choreographed pieces.

The enduring legacy of Chowdiah
- Stanley Carvalho
Ahead of the violin wizard's 55th death anniversary, Stanley Carvalho describes how a Mysuru family's benevolence was instrumental in keeping his memories alive.

Abstract, but rooted
- Rupa Srikanth
Malavika Sarukkai used unusual visualisations to break the mould.

Layered with emotions
- V V Ramani
Nartaki Natraj chose compositions rich in bhakti and sringara for her performance.

Riverdance: The Animated Adventure leaps onto Netflix today!
- Cahir O'Doherty
Legendary Riverdance composer Bill Whelan speaks on how the magical new animated adventure, arriving on Netflix on January 14, came to be.

When youngsters stole the show
- G S Paul
The 12-day annual Koodiyattam festival showed how well the Ammannur school has kept alive the Sanskrit theatre tradition.

Thyagaraja's path to salvation
- PK Sundar
A beautiful blend of devotion, music and art encompassed the compositions of Thyagaraja. Today is the 175th Aaradhana of the Saint composer.

The beauty of the margam
- V V Ramani
Aishwarya Ananth Kartikh presented timeless pieces from the traditional repertoire.

Regina Cassandra on playing the role of danseuse Mrinalini Sarabhai in 'Rocket Boys'
- Gautam Sunder
The actor speaks about portraying Mrinalini's character on-screen, working in Hindi, career choices and more.

Refreshing portrayal
- Rupa Srikanth
Vidhya Subramanian lent something new to the pieces in her repertoire.

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