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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

January 2022

An imaginary interview with Guru Gopinath - Part 6
- Tapati Chowdhurie
Guru Gopinath was a dancer par excellence. Dance was everything that mattered to him. Money could not lure him to do anything if that came in the way of dance.

Sadanam Krishnan Kutty: Growing young at eighty
- Renu Ramanath
Kathakali maestro Sadanam Krishnankutty, who recently turned 80, is an artist who can still don several masks and enthral the audience.

Sutikshna Veeravalli: Dance and dissolution of boundaries
- Rolie Breja
One thing I think is intertwined with my experience of the arts is that I was born physically differently abled. And one thing that it allows me to do is, whenever I see someone who may appear unexpected, I give them a chance.

The trendsetting Kathak Visionary: Pt Sukhdev Maharaj
- Sunil Sunkara

Why did Guru Gopinath conceive Kerala Natanam?
- Kalamandalam Kusum Gopalakrishnan
Derived from Kathakali, Kerala Natanam was developed as an art form that would appeal to the masses.

Sunanda Nair on the art of learning and teaching Mohiniyattam
- Sanjitha Rao Chaini
Sunanda Nair's life around dance came to a standstill several times. She was able to find her feet back to it, every single time.

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