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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

March 2023

Culture Vulture
- Ashish Khokar
This was a term coined in the 1980s and much in vogue. It was meant to describe those who had interest in cultural activities, viz. organisers, sponsors, patrons or performers.

Movers and Shakers: K. Vishwanath movies
- Ranee Kumar
Movies have held their sway over us in all spheres of life: they have dictated fashion, set behavioural patterns, introduced novel lingo; in short, they have influenced public thinking time to time.

What you should know about dancing with generalized anxiety disorder
- Sophie Bress
According to Kristen Mackel, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with athletes and creatives, when talking about GAD, it's important to differentiate between the disorder and anxiety as an emotion.

The Spirit of Community
- Aishwarya Sahasrabudhe
A folk festival at the NCPA will present cultural, linguistic and traditional flavours of Madhya Pradesh in a showcase of indigenous art forms.

How to manage comparison and jealousy in the studio
- Alyssa Sutherland
Jealousy and the dance competition world go hand in handódancers from one studio are pitted against those from another as they strive for the same awards and recognition, creating the perfect conditions for envy to flourish.

'How can showing some skin in a folk-dance form like Lavani be vulgar?'
- Ashish Mohan Khokar
Noted dance historian and curator Ashish Mohan Khokar argues that when taken out of context, all art can be dubbed titillation for the senses, and until we take pride in our arts and artistes, India shall remain a poor nationóculturally.

Capturing dance - and dancers' lives - on film
- Elizabeth Zimmer
Merging cinematography and choreography requires a fine balance.

Heart and soul
Five dancers belonging to different styles speak about the essence of shringara rasa and their favorite compositions that express this emotion best.

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