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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

July 2022

An imaginary interview with Guru Gopinath - Part 12
- Tapati Chowdhurie
The night after the Tashkent program we were given a grand dinner which lasted till 3am. We had a flight at 4am which unfortunately was delayed to 7am.

Himanshu Nanda: 'Teaching is an integral part of me'
Attakkalari's The Way of the Masters Bansuri Intensive with Himanshu Nanda will be held from Aug 13-15, 2022.

She blazed a trail
- Lalitharam
Thirukokarnam Ranganayaki Ammal was one of the first women to enter the male-dominated world of Carnatic percussion.

An apostle of Kalamandalam style of Mohiniyattam
- G.S. Paul
A dedicated student, disciplined teacher and an accomplished choreographer, Kalamandalam Leelamma's contribution for enriching the repertoire of Mohiniyattam has been monumental.

Pride and Prejudice
- Chitra Swaminathan
As Pride month draws to a close, Narthaki Nataraj speaks about how dance healed her scars, and why she believes art can empower the transgender community.

Himanshu Shrivastava: As a dancer I am an explorer, a seeker
- Shveta Arora
We could have seen even worse times; we could have been locked up for years, possibly. But we were blessed to have this beautiful, short experience of this lockdown and of learning from it.

Ace lighting designer Gyandev Singh on how he enhances the visual appeal of dance performances
- Gayathri Iyer
Ace lighting designer Gyandev Singh has changed the perception of lighting by allowing it to become a character on stage.

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