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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

January 2023

Feedback – A  Mirror
- Usha RK
Why is the Sangeet Natak Akademi in the news? The organization bombarded the cultural space with over 100 awards for three years 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Youth and dance: The way forward
- Chitra Mahesh
Four young dancers share their thoughts on performing in a post-Covid world, learning from the pandemic and furthering their craft.

Exploring the Historical Firmament of Indian Dance
- Donovan Roebert
Having spent more than three years searching out pictorial data for the history of Indian dance, I look back on this period with a delight akin to that of the committed astronomer.

Tips for safer, more expressive falls
- Lauren Wingenroth
STREB Extreme Action co-artistic director Cassandre Joseph and her fellow company members fall from heights of up to 30 feet as part of founder Elizabeth Streb’s daredevil work. Even from less dizzying heights, choreographed falls are part of performing….

Earliest Ramayana paintings were in Persian, commissioned by Mughal king Akbar
- Konrad Seitz
In ‘Origins of Orchha Painting’, Konrad Seitz mentions how Akbar translated Ramayana and Mahabharata into Persian to spread awareness of Hindu culture.  .

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