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January 2023
SANCHARI.. More on the arts

Andal for Gen Next
- V.V. Ramani
Anita Ratnam fused traditional and contemporary elements to create a visual tapestry.

Astad Deboo's retrospective spotlights the visionary who transformed the artistic landscape
- Avantika Shankar
Astad Deboo's retrospective titled 'Breaking Boundaries' is a compelling story of his life through the arts turned into an immersive experience.

Dancing to her own beat
- Neha Kirpal
Distinguished Kathak dancer and choreographer Aditi Mangaldas' new production explores various facets of female sexual desire.

Performances @ Kalavahini
- Vjsagar
Ever since I watched Meera and Sree perform a production specially made for a festival, I have been very excited about this idea and initiative of Malavika Sarukkai and have been eagerly looking forward to the Kalavahini festival.

First day of Konark Festival: A dull and disappointing start
- Kedar Mishra
This year, when the agenda of the festival was unveiled, hope was high from the invited choreographers.

A Mumbai exhibition celebrates the life of Astad Deboo
- Aastha Atray
Back-bender and a beautiful mind, Astad Deboo was ahead of his times and under-appreciated. An exhibit put together by family and friends celebrates the genius's spectacular journey from Jamshedpur to Mumbai via New York and Europe.

Kerala government appoints Mallika Sarabhai as Kerala Kalamandalam Chancellor
An accomplished Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer, she runs the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad.

The Fabric of Dance
- Akshaya Pillai
The upcoming edition of the Mumbai Dance Season is set to enthrall connoisseurs of the art form with programs and cross-genre collaborations spanning a month.

Music-dance synchrony stood out at Kalakshetra's Kathakali festival
- Rupa Srikanth
Nuanced performances backed by appropriate music marked 'Bhava Bhavanam' at Kalakshetra

What Mallika Sarabhai's 'The Conference of the Birds' has to say about the right to love and mental health
- Dipanita Nath
Darpana Academy of Performing Arts' latest production for young adults confronts questions on racism, power and academic pressure.

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