Category: Sumi’s Musings

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…