There is value only in those things
that burst forth from inspiration,
Which springs from
the irrational depths of our being
I delight in the barbaric and spontaneous
Elan of inspiration
Effervescent spiritual states,
Essential lyricism and inner tension
- Romanian philosopher EMIL CIORAN
Fresh from the exhilaration of completing 8 shows of THE JUNGLE BOOK
in Palo Alto and Houston, I returned with a menu list of injuries... In
spite of some fabulous reviews for my role as KAA the serpent in THE
JUNGLE BOOK, I felt like a wounded soldier returned from battle. Feet
sore, forehead swollen with acetone infection, tired, overweight and
listless. Add Vertigo to that list and you can picture me flat on my
back for 10 days! I have spent most of October recovering and
literally putting my feet up. Sprains, twists, hairline fractures all
take time to heal and nothing helps more than R E S T.
I did manage to see several shows (yes, I hobbled to and fro carefully) -
Bharatanatyam only - and realised how much I had missed listening to
good Carnatic music and watching Bharatanatyam in the ambience of my
Alma Mater- Kalakshetra. This month I will focus on the performances I
watched in Chennai and the questions that arose from the varied
Priyadarshini Ghosh, artistic director of Natyanova Performing Arts Centre, Kolkata, has been a member of Narthaki since 2001
Pioneer in the digital world even when 'digital' was not the in word.
One of the finest repositories of Performing Arts network connecting
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Sruti Magazine completes 39 years this month.
The book THE 108 KARANA IN BHARATANATYAM DANCE THEATRE OF INDIA by Katia Légeret-Manochhaya has been published by Geuthner.
The Karaanaa Festival of Classical Dance takes place from Nov 4 to 6 at
Natarani, Ahmedabad, featuring Mallika Sarabhai, Aditi Mangaldas and
Drishtikon Dance Foundation announced the DR SUNIL KOTHARI AWARD FOR THE
EMERGING ARTIST 2022 for RUPANSHI THAKRAR's submission 'Embracing the
Future - ft. 90s Edition' with an award citation along with the cash
prize of Rs. 51000. The jury members also gave a special mention to the
works submitted by:
SHREEPUNYA MOHANTY / 'Antarnada - The inner voice': Second position
AVIKA BASSI / 'Embracing the future' & JASMINE YADAV / 'The creature in me is not upright': Both sharing the third position.
Utkal Dance and Research Academy presented GURU SAHADEV PADHI MEMORIAL
AWARD to Guru Snehaprava Samantaray during the 19th Kumar Utsav on
October 11, 2022 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar.
Tridhara presented the following awards on Oct 30, 2022 at Rabindra
Mandap, Bhubaneswar, during the 16th Guru Debaprasad Award Festival.
GURU DEBAPRASAD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Dr. Sonal Mansingh
GURU DEBAPRASAD AWARD: Deepika Reddy (Kuchipudi) and Prerana Shrimali (Kathak)
GURU DEBAPRASAD PRATIVA AWARD: Tan Mei Mei (Kuala Lumpur, Odissi) and Sri Radhasyam Tarai (Ghuduki/Sakhi Nata)
GURU DEBAPRASAD SISHU PRATIVA AWARD: Aishwaryaa Lakshmi Errisson (Kuala Lumpur) and Suhana Mishra (Puri)
Nimmy Raphel of Adishakti, Pondicherry and Sharanya Ramprakash of
Bangalore receive the SHANKAR NAG AWARD for 2022 with a cash prize of
Rs.1 lakh each for their exceptional contribution to theater on November
1, 2022 at the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival.
State Museum, Bhubaneswar
Photo: Ileana Citaristi
Bangalore based much-in-demand dance accompanist and popular young
virtuoso mridangist Lingaraju passed away after a heart attack on the
morning of October 26, 2022. He was 42.