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March 2023
SANCHARI.. More on the arts

Ashwini Ramaswamy on her new genre-expansive work, Invisible Cities
- Lauren Wingenroth
Ashwini Ramaswamy boldly explores what seemingly disparate genres of dance can do when performed side by side.

Stories of friendship from the epics
- Rupa Srikanth
Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya and Uma Sathyanarayanan played the role of two friends in 'Sakhyam.'

Marked by precise footwork
- V.V. Ramani
Kali Veerapathiran's talent and vigour shone in his performance.

Twin delight
- Rupa Srikanth
Shriya Srinivasan's performance was backed by a strong orchestra.

'The Nijinsky of India' is celebrated in museum exhibition
An exhibition about dancer Ram Gopal is currently running at the Museum of Croydon.

An inheritance reimagined
- Rupa Srikanth
Narthaki Nataraj drew from her training under Guru Kittappa Pillai and her love for Tamil literature.

Ode to the bani
- Chitra Mahesh
Meenakshi Chitharanjan and her team of dancers presented some Pandanallur gems.

Too much of a good thing
- V.V. Ramani
Parvathi Menon and Shijith Nambiar's performance ticked many of the right boxes but a little brevity might have helped.

Bengaluru: New Museum of Art and Photography bridges the classical & modern in Indian art
Designed by leading architect Soumitro Ghosh with a special focus on accessibility, the architectural framework of the museum echoes functionality and a sense of openness.

Celebrating the spirit of Odissi
- Manjari Sinha
The Mukteshwar Festival has played a vital role in enriching the dance form's repertoire.

Sharing the joy within
- V.V. Ramani
Pavithra Srinivasan allowed viewers to experience what she felt during her immersive performance.

Hanuman as the protagonist
- Rupa Srikanth
Dancer G Narendra evocatively brought alive various episodes from the Monkey God's life in his 75 minute recital.

Celebrating Sant Janabai through Dhrupad and Bharatanatyam
- Janhavi Phansalkar
A dance production brings to centre stage the life and teachings of Sant Janabai - the simple woman helped in her chores by none other than Lord Vitthala - through traditional dance and music fusion.

In diverse formats
- Rupa Srikanth
Jaikishore Mosalikanti's Kuchipudi recital featured both solo and group choreographies.

Ekalavya makes a debut
- Sreevalsan Thiyyadi
The new Kathakali play Ekalavyan had novel choreographic elements.

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