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October 2022
SANCHARI.. More on the arts

The Jungle Book as you've never seen it!
- Sree Sripathy
"In the original version the tiger is the bad guy. In ours he is not," says director Vinita Sud Belani.

Muthulakshmi Reddy - A Trailblazer in Surgery and Women's Rights
- Srinivasaraghavan NC
I have to say it was a highly engaging biography that was simple to read and process.

Ramayana's epic pulses with dynamic, new vigor at Sutra Foundation's Jaya Ram production
- Chee Wong
Sutra Foundation's presentation of the 100BCE epic Ramayana, has successfully fused the ancient, the divine, and the contemporary, to inspire new-found awe and reverence to not just time-honoured lore, but the art of Odissi dance itself.

For a space of their own
- Achuthan T.K.
Kathakali and Koodiyattam artistes rue the lack of well-equipped venues that would enhance
performing and viewing experience.

Reimagining Kipling's 'Jungle Book' in Post-Colonial age of Black Lives Matter and MeToo movements
- Mukta Phatak
California-based EnActe Arts reclaims the world's best-loved jungle story in a theatrical production that is set for a national tour.

Book Review: Dance as a metaphor to transcend faith and religion
- Prabha Sridevan
In his debut novel, The Dance of Faith, R Seshasayee says art is not bound by religion, labels or stereotypes.

Bridging the gap between then and now
- Pujita Krishna
At 'Nirvighnam: Continuing Legacy', artistes and scholars elaborated on what we could draw from ancient texts and traditions.

Mohan Khokar and MK Saroja: Two lives steeped in dance
- Suanshu Khurana
Eminent dance historian and academic Mohan Khokhar and his wife and Bharatanatyam exponent MK Saroja, whose lives were devoted to dance, were honoured in a two-day event in the capital.

Never a dull moment
- Rupa Srikanth
Anitha Guha's 'Praise of the Seven Hills' had drama, pace, and well-choreographed patterns.

A journey through temple towns
- V.V. Ramani
Dancers at Natyarangam's 'Uthsava Bharatham' recreated the festive spirit through impeccable choreography.

And the procession ends
- V.V. Ramani
This last part of the review of Natyarangam's 10-day Uthsava Bharatham describes how dancers brought alive the festive ambience at temple towns.

Hopes, Myths and Pirouettes
- Shayonnita Mallik
The NCPA's annual group dance festival is back after a two-year hiatus with exceptional performances steeped with longing built over a long pandemic.

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