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Sreekrishnacharitham Nangiarkoothu

Sreekrishnacharitham Nangiarkoothu

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...

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Deeksha

Deeksha

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...

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I-Day to Dashami: Line-up of Huge Losses

I-Day to Dashami: Line-up of Huge Losses

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.

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Kapila Vatsyayan: Notes from the Peepal Tree Leaves

Kapila Vatsyayan: Notes from the Peepal Tree Leaves

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...

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Melattur: Tale of Two Lands

Melattur: Tale of Two Lands

Two stalwart performing artistes in south India died in mid-October. A peek at Shobha Naidu and S Natarajan alongside the link between Kuchipudi and Bhagavatha Mela