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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

June 2022

When Madame Menaka took Kathak to Berlin
- Sharmila Ganesan Ram

As performing artists denounce or stay allied with Putin, history offers some lessons
- Anastasia Tsioulcas
Russia reveres its high arts heritage of classical music and ballet. But Western European and American arts organizations are canceling appearances by performers who have financial or personal ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Aesthetics in the compositions of Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi 
- Sundar PK
Unlike his compositions praising Krishna, Oothukkadu Venkata Kaviís kritis on Shiva are not popular. But they are unique in many ways.

Women transforming twenty-first century Ballet: Susan Jaffe and Tamara Rojo
- Alastair Macaulay

Early European illustrations of South Indian dancers from 1772 to 1836
- Donovan Roebert

The people who 'danced themselves to death'
- Rosalind Jana
In 1518, a 'dance plague' saw citizens of French city Strasbourg reportedly dancing uncontrollably for days on end Ė with fatal results. Itís a bizarre event that continues to fascinate artists and writers.

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