Issue 2013

Special Issue on Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar

Special Issue on Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar

Nartanam – Volume. XIII – No.1

Contents

Editorial/ 5 (Click to Read)

The Visionary Virtuoso of Kutiyattam:
Mani Madhava Chakyar

V. SREEKANTH / 7

The Master with “Magical Eyes”

K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN / 22

Preface to Natyakalpadrumam

MANI MADHAVA CHAKYAR

Translation by P. K. MADHAVAN / 37

Mangalacharanam: Introductory Verses of Natyakalpadrumam

P. K. MADHAVAN / 45

In presence of “The Emperor of Natya”

KURUMAPPALLI SHREEDHARAN NAMPUTIRI

Translated by V. SREEKANTH / 54

Repertoire Highlights of Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar/ 60

Video films and footage on Mani Madhava Chakyar / 63

Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar: Quotes And Tributes / 66

Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar – Timeline/71

Odissi Dance : Mathematics in Motion

ROHINI DANDAVATE / 75

Performing Folk Arts of Maharashtra: An Overview

PRAKASH KHANDGE / 86

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

Madras Medley: “The Season”/ 102

Delhi Diary / 112

LEELA VENKATARAMAN

Mukteswar Dance Festival / 120

Samrachana – Choreography Festival of Dance / 124

MADHAVI PURANAM

Festival of Manipuri Dance- Drama / 131

NITA VIDYARTHI

Kathak Mahotsav 2013 / 134

SUNIL KOTHARI

Desaj : A festival of Folk and Tribal Performing Arts of India / 143

MADHAVI PURANAM

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards – 2012

Nandini Ramani – Overall Contribution/Scholarship / 151

Aditi Mangaldas – Creative & Experimental Dance / 153

Jai Narayan Samal – Chhau / 154

Painkulam Damodara Chakyar – Kutiyattam / 155

Priyadarsini Govind – Bharatanatyam / 157

Sharmila Biswas -Odissi / 158

Vazhengada Vijayan – Kathakali / 160

Vedantam Ramalinga Sastry – Kuchipudi / 161

Vijai Shankar – Kathak / 163

Jwala Prasad – Music for Dance / 163

BOOK REVIEW

Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labor

by Priya Srinivasan / 165

REGINALD MASSEY

Special Issue - 60 Years of Sattriya

Special Issue – 60 Years of Sattriya

Nartanam – Volume. XIII – No.2

Contents

Editorial/ 5 (Click to Read)

Sattriya Dance: A Journey through History:

PRADIP JYOTI MAHANTA / 7

Dance Sculptures from Assam

KAPILA VATSYAYAN / 26

The Dancing Maid of Pariharesvara Siva

MAHESWAR NEOG / 40

The Propagation and Practice of Bhakti

SONARAM SARMA BURHABHAKAT / 45

Sattriya Dance: Technique and Repertoire

JAGANNATH MAHANTA / 55

Nayika-Bheda in Sattriya

MALLIKA KANDALI / 78

Subhankara Kavi’s Hastamuktavali

MAHESWAR NEOG / 86

Sattriya: A Few Concerns

KESAVANANDA DEV GOSWAMI / 89

Sattriya: New Directions

JATIN GOSWAMI / 95

Sattriya Music: An Overview

MUHIKANTA BORAH BARBAYAN
KARUNA BORAH / 101

Bargita: An Introduction

MAHESWAR NEOG / 111

Professor Maheswar Neog

EDITORIAL BOARD, NARTANAM / 117

Maniram Dutta Muktiyar Barbayan

PRANAVSVARUP NEOG / 119

Bapuram Bayan Atai

NARAYANA CHANDRA DEVA GOSWAMI / 124

Raseshwar Saikia Barbayan

MALLIKA KANDALI / 127

Stalwarts of Sattriya / 130

Performance Traditions in Assam: The Role of Sattras

ANWESA MAHANTA / 137

The Keepers of Sattriya Dance

KHAGEN SARMA / 150

Sattriya Kendra: Dulal Roy in an Interview

MADHAVI PURANAM / 157

Sattriya in a Decade

LEELA VENKATARAMAN / 168

Sattriya Kendra: Sattriya: An Afterword

KHAGEN SARMA / 150

Sattriya Kendra: Dulal Roy in an Interview

SUNIL KOTHARI / 173

Sattriya Kendra: Dulal Roy in an Interview

KHAGEN SARMA / 150

Sattriya Kendra: Dulal Roy in an Interview

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS (Click to Read)

The Ankiya Bhaona Samaroh / 179

MADHAVI PURANAM

Heat has not sapped Delhi’s Performance Drive / 184

LEELA VENKATARAMAN

Verve of Life: National Chhau Festival / 192

KEDAR MISHRA

Samakala, a Festival of Contemporary Dance / 195

SONALI MISHRA

Remembering Guruji 2013 / 200

Birth Centenary of Mohanrao Kallianpurkar

Birth Centenary of Mohanrao Kallianpurkar

Nartanam – Volume. XIII – No.3

Contents

Editorial/ 5 (Click to Read)

Letters to Editor / 7

Honours & Awards / 15

SAMSMARAN

Remembering Mohanrao Kallianpurkar

The Master with “Magical Eyes”

SUNIL KOTHARI / 17

Master of Perfection:

Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair (1926-2013)

K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN/ 31

An Epitome of Guru-Shishya Parampara:

Acharya Parvatikumar (1921-2012)

SANDDHYA V PURECCHA / 37

Commodity vs Culture: Odissi in the globalized era

KEDAR MISHRA / 46

MUSIC FOR DANCE

Evolution of Dance Music

T. S. PARTHASARATHY/ 52

Music in Yakshaganas

B. RAJANIKANTA RAO/ 60

Kuchipudi Sangita Nrtya Rupakam

P. SANGEETHA RAO/ 67

Kuchipudi Dance Music

PAPPU VENUGOPALA RAO/ 80

Evolution of Kuchipudi Music

PEMMARAJU SURYA RAO / 89

Music for Kuchipudi Dance

VAKKALANKA SARALA / 91

YOUNG SCHOLARS

Reading dance poses

ADITI NIGAM/ 96

Meaningful expression without literature/ 143

ASAVARI ANAND RAHALKAR/ 106

DANCE ABROAD

Kathak dancer Kajal Sharma

REGINALD MASSEY/ 114

Tribute to a Pioneer: Guru K P Bhaskar

SHANTA RATII MISHRA/ 118

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival

MADHAVI PURANAM/ 120

Delhi Diary: Hectic programming as worst of summer is over

LEELA VENKATARAMAN/ 129

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardees Festival

SUNIL KOTHARI/ 136

Footsteps of Africa / 148

Tagore’s Shapmochan / 151

NITA VIDYARTHI

A new festival on the block/ 154

Centenary Tributes to Guru K.P. Kittappa Pillai

Centenary Tributes to Guru K.P. Kittappa Pillai

Nartanam – Volume. XIII – No.3

Contents

Editorial/ 5 (Click to Read)

Letters to Editor / 7

CENTENARY TRIBUTES: K.P. KITTAPPA PILLAI 15

My Memories of Kittappa Sir

SUDHARANI RAGHUPATHY / 13

Vyjayanthimala Bali remembers her guru: Thanjavur Kittappa Pillai

VEEJAY SAI / 20

My Guru, K.P. Kittappa Pillai and I

NARTHAKI NATARAJ / 28

Centenarian Isai Perarignar: K.P. Kittappa Pillai (1913 – 1999)

NANDINI RAMANI / 37

A Generous Teacher: K.P. Kittappa Pillai

SUNIL KOTHARI / 48

Nagarjunakonda Amphitheatre

M. L. VARADPANDE / 51

MUSIC FOR DANCE

Abhinaya sangitam: Music for acting in Kathakali

K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN / 64

The Rhythms of Kerala:

A cultural study with special reference to Ekachuzhati Rhythms

MANOJ KUROOR / 91

YOUNG SCHOLARS

Identity Through Movement – A Self-Reinforcing Mechanism

ERIN STAHMER / 105

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

Dancejathre / 111

Gunjan Dance Academy Festival / 117

MADHAVI PURANAM

The Madras Fever / 122

LEELA VENKATARAMAN

Young talent at Dover Lane Dance Festival / 136

Uday Shankar Nrityotsav / 138

NITA VIDYARTHI