Gandhiji's fondness for bhajans is legendary. Was it for the message of the lyrics or their musicality? Musings on Gandhi Jayanti 2020
Natanakairali, Irinjalakuda (Kerala) From October 1, 2020 – Ongoing Presented as a narrative by the sole actress relying primarily on detailed hand gestures and facial emoting, Nangiarkoothu is a classical Kerala temple art that emerged a millennium ago as an offshoot of the ancient Sanskrit theatre of Koodiyattam. Traditionally, Nangiarkoothu essays episodes from the life...
Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi From May 26, 2020 – Ongoing Two months after India clamped a lockdown to counter the spread of the coronavirus, the Sangeet Natak Akademi launched a series of online classes on the various arts in the country. Launched on May 26, 2020, the ongoing programme titled ‘Deeksha’ effectively showcases a range...
Navaratri this time, however muted owing to Covid-19, looked poised for a positive
note with acclaimed classical musician Vinayak Torvi being honoured by the
Karnataka government. Hours before the septuagenarian Hindustani vocalist was
conferred with Sangeetha Vidwan at the inaugural ceremony of nine-day Dasara
programmes in Mysore Palace, an equally renowned Carnatic exponent died in
another heritage city.
Excelling in broad takes based on micro analysis, Kapila Vatsyayan (1928-2020) always traced curious links between dance, sculpting, painting, literature and nature On the face of it, Kapila Vatsyayan’s statement may read parochial. Wait. Sudden conclusions could be wrong, given her universal vision about culture. Ah, yes: she was only throwing light at the risk...