Author: Sumathi

108 Bharathanatyam Jathis

Technical Commentary by Suthanthiraraj, Teacher, Mridangist and Flautist Humble and gentle, dancer choreographer Chidambaram R Sureshquietly launched his book 108 Bharathanatyam Jathis last month in Blacktown in a quaint School Hall on a winter’s evening in a self-funded event. Self…

Sringaram

The long awaited production of Rasana Dance Theatre, Sringaram was received with enthusiasm by its well wishers and audiences. Before I proceed to talk about the show itself, I stop to ponder on an important question – what is the…

Footsteps Adorn Anklets

By Sumathi Krishnan Crisp footsteps, Adorn anklets Proclaiming that old, Grown anew With a sway of Musicians wands Sing a story of two women wronged So saying the poet, Draws the last line Of not a woman’s heart left pining…

Agal and Mimesis Online Collaboration

I have been following this young group of dancers and creators for the last few years. Vishnu Arunasalam, a health practitioner but a dancer, singer and creator at heart, wears the responsibility of creative direction for this young group of…

Flamenco for Everybody

2020 is nearly over. This year has been a long period of hibernation for me – from writing. As for artists and the outside world generally – Covid -19 struck. The world stopped. The rest is known to all. I…

Reimagining Brown Bodies

An evening of conversation and performance on the hereditary, the classical and the contemporary in Indian dance, with stalwarts and cultural ambassadors from India, Swarnamalya Ganesh, Mallika Sarabhai and Anita Ratnam was presented at ICE on 21st February 2020. The…

Sringaram, story of love

A story of love, affection, despair, separation and union. RASANA DANCE presents Sringaram, the story of love. On 28th March 2020 at 6:30pm Bryan Brown Theatre 80 Rickard Road Bankstown NSW Tickets: $30 and $50 M: 0421 751 161 ONLINE…