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News, Articles, Reports - Classical Dances


July 2016:

Of love and longing - Probal Gupta

I Stand For The Quality of Performance- TOI - Neena Prasad
Antar Yatra


October 2015::

Creating her own Idiom - Ileana Citaristi
Fiesta of Indian Classical Dance - Hareesh

September 2015::

Tribute to Kalamandalam Sathyabhama - The Hindu
Review by Kavitha Ariyath on BHARATHAMOHANAM! Joshini's Rangapravesham in Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattam -


July 2015::
The Hindu - Making Artistic Statement

June 2015::

Eloquent Expressions- Praveen Kumar Performance - Madhavi Ramkumar
Spectacle with a rustic feel - The Hindu - KV Srinivasan
Using Dance to Connect With Locals - NYTIMES
My Kalakshetra Days

April 2015::

A Seeker's Odyssey - Bharti Shivaji - Mohiniyattam - The Hindu
Akram Khan criticises quality of UK dance training- BBC
AP Government Initiative to promote Kuchipudi

March 2015::

Bhava Raga Thala
Chidambaram Festival- PhotonicYatra

February 2015::

Muslim Couple to Perform Bharatanatyam in Kerala Temple- Khaleej Times

January 2015::

Sweet victories of a dance missionary- Diana Sahu- The Indian Express- About Madhulita Mohapatra
Dancing with Shiva- Marina Harss- The Nation
She excels in abhinaya- Vidya Saranyan- The Hindu
The beloved sakhi - Archana Nathan- The Hindu

November 2014::

Kalakshetra Deputy Director Quits


October 2014:

Tones of Cosmic Cycles - The Hindu - Leela Venkataraman
Unravelling layers of meaning- The Hindu- Leela Venkataraman

September 2014::

Veteran Danseuse and teacher lives on charity- The Hindu- About Tara Balgopal
An offering in gratitude: Suchitra Visweswaran and Narayaneeyam- The Hindu


June 2014
Interview Amrita Lahiri- Narthaki


April 2014:
The Untenable economics of dance
A dancer's dialogue with Tanjavur Brihadeeswara Temple Architecture- Aarabhi

January 2014:

A Sculptors dream about Mohiniyattam- The Hindu- KS Sidhan

December 2013

Bouguet of Buoyant Moments- Kuravanji- Smitha Madhav and group's performance
Divya Sivasundar's Performance- The Hindu- VV Ramani

Mohini Nrithyathi
Enchanted evenings of dance- The Hindu- Harish N Nampoothri


September 2013

Meenakshi Srinivasan- Times of India- The values that come with learning classical art are precious


July 2013:
A Fresh Chaptre at Kalakshetra- The Hindu
ICCR- Cash strapped


June 2013:

Dancing like a man- Shilpa Sebastian writes about Purnima Menon
Dancer are genetically different from the rest of us- Science 2.0 
Do you think Dance is just a passion? Nirupama +Rajendra- facebook
May 2013

He's is a Classic Case- Ranee Kumar- The Hindu- Ajaykumar- Kuchipudi
Devotee of Dance- Shyamhari Chakra- The Hindu- Rani Natalie Rout- Odissi
Back then, Bharatanatyam was not meant for male dancers: "Dance like a man"


March 2013

A trend among tombs- The Hindu- Archana Khare Ghosh- About Kuchipudi and Sufi and dancer Pernia Qureshi
Giving a fair perspective- The Hindu- Nita Satyendran- Interpreting Strong Women
Mine is an act of resistance- Times of India- Sheema Kermani- Dance in Pakisthan


February 2013

Interview with Manju Barggavee- Nita Vidyarthi 


January 2013-

A Contemporary Punch- Key Words- Aditi Mangaldas, SNA, The Hindu, Leela Samson, Reported- Anjana Rajan
Chinna Satyam Ballets to be staged
The Dancer Who Bought Bharatanatyam to Mao's China - Zhang Jun -(relates to January 2010)
Decoding the Mudras - K Pradeep, Mudraakhyam, Book, Sreedevi Rajan, The Hindu (January 24, 2013)

December 2012-
Bharatanatyam dancers enact Story of Christ
Classical Dance Reviews- A Note
Executed with energy- The Hindu- Bhavya Balasubramanian- Sri Krishna Gana Sabha (Rupa Srikanth)

November 2012-

Beauty of Classical Dance- Odissi- The Seattle Times
Creators of Kuchipudi- The Hindu- Gudipoodi Srihari
Dedicated to Kuchipudi- The Hindu- GS Paul

October 2012-

Performing Arts Needs Professional Management - US Dance Guru
SNA News Release for 2011- Awards

September 2012-
Saayujya Review in Washington Post- TM Krishna and Priyadarsini Govind
Dialogues in Dance- Ranee Kumar- The Hindu

- Interesting since we don't see much duos of this nature.

The Dance of the Soul- Deccan Chronicle
Platform for Young Dancers- The Hindu

August 2012-

Megha Utsav - Kedar Mishra
Samsara- Shibani Patnaik



July 2012-

"I feel something is left" - The Hindu- Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi about Odissi


May 2012-

Sunil Mehra - A Dirge For Dance - Times of India
Matching Dance & Design- The Hindu


Archives
Interviews


Others
April 2012-
Bharatanatyam Dance Teaches Indian Youth About Indian Heritage- Jakarta
Going Strong- Malaysian Kuchipudi Scene and Sisters Kasthoori and Thachayani Ramanaidu NEW
Using Dance Forms to Infuse Life into Poems- Hansindia
Dance means sacred commitment- Hanindia - Alarmel Valli

March 2012

Swan Lake Revisited- Indo-French Collaboration, Kathak and Ballet
Vijaysekhar's Performance
Amba Shikandhi- Mohiniyattam Performance


February 2012

Jugalbandhi - Duets

January 2012-
Amrita Lahiri- January 2011 - A Seshan- Narthaki
I didn't want to dance for money- Kruthi Gonwar speaks to SNA Award Winner Alekhya Punjala
Vilasini Natya- Mysore V Subramanya - Yashoda Thakore (Yereethi Bonkavura), Madhulita Mohapatra (O Devi Durga, Manini)
Impeccable Coordination Is Their Strength- By Rupa Srikanth- About Gayatri and Balagurunathan

December 2011
Chairman Appointed- Kalakshetra Foundation - Sri Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Devoted To Art- Nirmala Panicker- Mohiniyattam
Lustrous and Serene; All At The Same Time- Rama Vaidyanathan




November 2011
I exist because of Kuchipudi The Hindu


Reports Etc
November 2011
Soloists Talent Cover The Map - Gamaka & Namasya - The Gazette
Confidence Personified - Ujvala - The Hindu
Dancing the Gods- World Music Institute- Apollinaire Scherr
Love and Eros In Motion Among the Deities- Alistair Macaulay
Pristine Movements- Harish Bal- Smita Rajan's Mohiniyattam Recital
Captivating Moves- Prabal Gupta - Nartakarinda Nartakarigagi
Tampering With Tradition- Ranee Kumar
A Saga of Nine Yards- Aaharya Matters- Asian Age- Ranjana Dave

October 2011

Mohiniyattam is like my mother tongue - Smita Rajan
A Convoy of Heroines - About Ashtanayika and About Sonal Mansingh Creative Work
Alluring Artistry is about Rama Vaidynathan.
Portrait of a Graceful Dancer - Aarabi Badri September 30, 2011
Appelaing to the eye- Minnaminungale- Visual Splendor Kathakali - The Hindu
In her Guru's Footsteps

September 2011
Princess Mohanangi
Classical Dance of Dissent- About Anna Hazare Episode
Learning Curve- Chainika Dhingra- About Mayuka Ueno Gayer, Osaka, Japan
Its more than the Sound
Sudha Gopalakrishnan - Kerala's Sanskrit Theatre Tradition August 31, 2011 - The Hindu
When The East Did Meet The West - About Ravindra Utsav

Others:
August 2011

Fabulous Presentation - Kalakshetra Style- Soumya Ramanathan, Gayathri Srinivasan, J Suryanarayana Murthy
Come, See them dance a story
Charm of learning classical dance - Expressbuzz
Sad Mismatch - Geeta Chandran 
Older
Kuchipudi Contest Begins in Nellore
Creative Tribute to Native Arts- Kuchipudi Performance- The Hindu 
Bharatanatyam For Sale - Narthaki (August 2011)
Steps of Grace- Vani Ganapathy- July 2011
G Ravi - Kuchipudi Emerging Talent - Says G Srihari July 2011
Stunning moves steal hearts- About Leela Samson 
Tribute to Pioneer of Hindustani Dance Forms - About Mohan Khokar
Educative Presentation- Kuchipudi Dance Form - May 2011
Bharatanatyam and Tests - May 2011
Ritu Samhara - Kalidasa Inspires Pt Birju Maharaj - Each Season depicted by different dance form. Summer- Bharata Natyam, Varsha- Kathak, Mohiniyattam- Sharad, Manipuri- Hemanth, Kuchipudi- Shishir, Kathak- Vasanth.
Enchanting Movements- Prabal Gupta Writes about Madhulita Mohapatra - July 2011
Remembering the Gurus of Odissi- July 2011- Sri Kelucharan Mohapatra, Guru Raghunath Dutta by Shinjan Nrityalay
Panchali - Yakshagana & Bharatanatya - July 2011
Dona Ganguly talks about classical dances in times of commercialization. Ode to Odissi  July 2011 Tribune
Talent From Foreign Shores- A Bharatanatyam Performance Review- Nirupama Vaidyanathan, Praachi Raje, by Vidya Saranyan - The Hindu
Young Dancer Gets  A Good Review- K Vijaya Sekar- Eclectic Dance Performance
About Kalamandalam Govindan Kutty- In The Service of Kathakali - July 2011- The Hindu Reports
Review of Lasyaka by Ranee Kumar - Creating New Patterns
Vasundarotsava 2010-11 A Review
Revering Sun God- Odissi Dance Way
Dance Medicine- Looking at Bharatanatyam, Scientific way- Dr Kannan Pugazhendi
A Tribute to the Gods- Says Deccan Chronicle Review about Neha's Bharatanatyam Arangetram
Celebrating Dance - Shyamhari Chakra- Naveen Kalakar- 2011
My Students are my wealth- Kalamandalam Vimala Menon to Nita Sathyendran
Vyjayanthi- Richly Expressive- Aruna Chandaraju
Rachita Ravi- Mohiniattam - June 2011Yashoda Thakore's performance - Review
Ranee Kumar- Introduces Ravi through her Review
Anjana takes a look at the "Buzz On Fleet Street" in The Hindu
Telugu Actor Plays Lead Role in Malayalam - Kuchipudi Dancer
Review of Vyshnavie Sainath Performance,
Rabindranath Tagore- 150th Anniversary- SNA- Review Bangladesh Government Participates

IFKA Updates

Update-2- IFKA launch. Matured and presented in a dignified format. Here is the link for some pictures.
Update-1-IFKA gets a new home- The Hindu - G Srihari reports about the launch in Hyderabad. A legend greets another- Dr Akkineni facilitates Dr Vempati


Vedantam Nagachalapathi- "Roopanuroopa Prakriya" - Aruna Chandaraju  
Teja Kondapalli- Graceful Movements Says Ranee Kumar in The Hindu
Festival of India - Arunima Kumar to perform
Dristi Art Centre - Review- May 2011- Mysore v Subramanya
Keen Look - Ramayana Initiative- Cleveland Aradhana- KSL
Kuchipudi Dancer's Foray into films - A disciple of Raja Radha Reddy- Pernia Qureshi
Kuchipudi Dancer Shines- Reports Indian Express About Lena Laxmi in Eclectrica 2011, Chennai
SMECO Scholarship - Kuchipudi Dancer
In Sync with Life- Anjana Rajan Speaks to Alarmel Valli
Dancing Priest- Father Saju George
Understanding Culture- A New Perspective
Arangetram & Interview- Govind Pillai  Disciple of Guru Hamsa Venkat
Arangetram- Sakthi Ravitharan





Riveting Rhythms- THE HINDU- Nitya Nritya- Seshadri Iyengar, Anuradha Vikrant, Shama Krishna, Sujata Mohapatra




Dance Duo Performs - Kuchipudi- Kishore and Vani Mosalikanti- Mylapore Temple

A Tribute to Padma Bhushan CV Chandrasekhar and "Interview" Thanks to Sydhwaney

Bring Intimacy Back to Dance - Geeta Chandran- Expressbuzz

A Review of Natya Malika Performed by Tejaswi Kondapalli 

Art and Sacrifice- A Perspective - Mohiniyattam Dancer Sreedevi Unni
The Nayaka- Vanishing? A take 

Interview with Leela Samson - The Hindu - April 8, 2011
A Cut Above the Rest- Thanks again to The Hindu
Interview with a Versatile Bharatanatyam Soloist. Parshwanath Upadhye

SNA 2011 Event Review by Sri A Ramalinga Sastry
Telugu Association of North Texas Celebrates Ugadhi. Natyanjali Performs

A neat write up
All Leaps and Jumps- "Sujatha Vijayaraghavan"
Here you find Prof CV Chandrasekharan's picture that speaks volumes; but to the outer eye conveys stillness.

Laasya 2011
A beautiful feel- Laasya 2011, and it has more information that would make a dancer feel even more nice. The win of Pitt's Nrityamala and the story of nine dancers. Link to Pittsburgh Patrika


The Hindu Report has more details of the performance dedicated to a cause.

Special Mention- Chitra, Yamini Saripalli, Subha Maruvada, Anita Sivaraman, Sivakami Bhavanandan, Anuradha Murali, Aparna Seetharaman, Subathra Sudarshan and Krishna Kumar Venkataraman; and the Odissi dancers were Mishka Shreya Mukherji, Uttara Nag, Neeraja Balachander, Aditi Kolhekar and Kosha Perkh.

Wonderful Many Stories Many Themes

How is this? Event Indo-Occident Symbiosis in Kolkata brought different streams of dance and music on a common platform. Tapati Chowdurie

A nice view of a festival dedicated to the memory of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.
Some interesting points that come out are - More than 50% Kathak
Priyadarshini Govind portrays Love toward Lord Shiva- Tapati says she mesmerised audience.
Richness of Teen Tal and so on. A very good read. Don't miss


Vani Ganapathy gave a scintillating performance of Bharatanatyam - Chandigarh
You can see the beautiful stage and imposing Lord Nataraja.

Journey of Expressions - Mary John


Kamala The Queen- by Sujata VijayaraghavanIn response to Sri VP Dhananjayan's Epitome Of Grace

The Inundation of Dance- Vidya Subramanian- Sruti

Dance like a woman - Halim Does it. For some reason these days newspapers miss out on some key information- Guess what in this case!

Meeting Point of dance techniques - about 30th Annual Festival at Chidambaram

Transcendence and Mystery in Tiny Gestures - Maximum India- Alastair Macaulay

Complexity and Grace- A review on Shantala Shivalingappa's Performance at Maximum India.

Epitome of Grace- Nirmala Ramachandran - The Hindu- VP Dhananjayan

Book release function generates interest - Report on the release of Sri Pappu Venugopala Rao's Book.

Vande Guru Paramparam - A Review- Presentation from Bhagavatula Sethuram- Disciples
Jayashree Rao
Bhavya
Nrityamaalika
Lasyotsavam

Review of Jayashree Rao's Bharatanatyam Mar 2011

Bhavya:

Here is a review of Bhavya's performance in The Hindu by Rupa Srikanth.


ABOUT SRI KISHORE MOSALIKANTI

Sri Kishore Mosalikanti is going to perform "Nrityamaalika" for NCPA, Mumbai.
An article in Times Of India has Kishore talking about his Dance. Famous as a choreographer, performer and teacher he frequently travels to other countries spreading Kuchipudi. Always a delight to write about such a good person and know about him more. Click here

Here is another press coverage for the dancer by DNA titled (Kuchipudi) "Performing is an expensive Art".
This gives us an understanding of how dancers like Kishore go through the toughest grind, endure and shine.


LASYOTSAVAM:


Here is one "write move" as we call it- about Lasyotsavam at Thrissur. By the very content and the planned execution- going by the write-up by Jaya Narayanan Pisharoty, you would appreciate the event and in case you are an organizer or performer may even chose to follow the pattern for your future events.

Just feel the enthusiasm that a dance lover would feel at having an opportunity to witness "Shiva Panchakshari Stuti", "Urvashi" (there is one production by Vyjayanthi Kashi with similar title), "Gajendra Moksham", "Draupadi Vastrakshepam", "Sakya", "Ardhanariswar", "Othello"... the list goes on to include Kuchipudi compositions presented by Vyjayanthi.

The dance styles included Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Mohiniyattam and Bharatanatyam. Here is the link for you.

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