Category: Sumi’s Musings

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…

Thyagarajar – a Musical Drama

On the 25th year Anniversary of PALLAVI, they bring to you: A MUSICAL DRAMA (Isai Nadagam) Presenting the Life of the great Saint-Composer of Carnatic Music  inA UNITED VISUALS (CHENNAI) PRODUCTION   With TV Varadarajan, in and as? “SRI THYAGARAJAR”  At: 4:00PM on…

Until Death do us Art – Kaala

Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson came together again to present Ka’la or Kaalam (Time), original works premiered for the ‘Due West Arts Festival’ at the Footscray Community Arts Centre, sponsored by Creative Victoria and Maribyrnong City Council from 22 to…

Sangam, a new wave

Written by Vishnu Arunasalam and Sumathi Krishnan Escaping the smoke ridden smoggy skies of Sydney, I inadvertently fell into winds kindling fires of a different kind in Melbourne, during the weekend of the 21st of November 2019. Fires which aspired…