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Gurusmaranam

Gurusmaranam

Sangeet Natak Akademi, National Akademi of Music Dance and Drama presents ‘Antharang’- Gurusmaranam, a tribute to gurus Dr. V. Raghavan & T Balasaraswati by Nandini Ramani, Bharatanatyam exponent and Akademi awardee in conversation with Bharatanatyam dancer Roja Kannan. On February 9, Tuesday at 5 PM. To watch click here

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Social Media: The New Space for Dance Artistes

Social Media: The New Space for Dance Artistes

The Covid 19 has prompted dance artistes to go online like never before. A look at its good and bad effects, going by experiences of watching the videos so far.  Covid-19 has changed people’s habits, routines and ways of performing tasks the world over. From March 2020, it was a sudden standstill for all endeavours...

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On Democratizing Dance

On Democratizing Dance

Dancing is a fundamental need through which we heal, connect, communicate and express our inner worlds. While everyone can naturally dance, it takes a lifetime of training and practice to qualify as a Dancer. Why do we dance? A dancer might respond to this question with reasons ranging from physical to spiritual. But if we...

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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