Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Music & Dance|
The onus rests with the youth
It is much more than rhythm
Palghat Raghu's percussive artistry goes beyond mere rhythm control and performing capabilities, since it is underlined by laya aesthetics, observes SULOCHANA PATTABHIRAMAN.
The ball is in the rasika's court
By their response, the audience should pass judgment on the merit of a performance, says P. S. KRISHNAMURTI
`I would like to be a trendsetter'
Talent and hard work have made Sudha Ragunathan one of the leading singers of Carnatic music. LAKSHMI DEVNATH talks to the artiste...
Of encyclopaedic proportions
Subbarama Dikshitar, scion of the Muthuswamy Dikshitar, family and Chinnaswamy Mudaliar joined hands to produce a work that has remained an authentic reference book on Carnatic music. LAKSHMI DEVNATH writes.
Evolution of the opera
Opera houses in the 17th century were the bedrock of vocal virtuosity. Ever since the Baroque era, musical drama and vocal display have vied with one another to emerge as the driving force of the opera, observes SULOCHANA PATTABHIRAMAN.
Sufi music born out of ecstatic love
SEVERAL CENTURIES ago, a disciple asked his teacher Sultan Ahmed Kabir, what he meant by Sufism or ecstatic love? Before the disciple could realise, the Sufi saint got charred and lay as a heap of ash. Sufism is this mystic act of union, this ...
The figures behind the festival
During December-January, the daily routine of Chennai citizens will change to take in as much of the cultural bonanza as possible. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM talks to the secretaries of sabhas, who work relentlessly for the success of the festival.
Music in general and Carnatic music in particular has always had takers contends SUGANTHY KRISHNAMACHARI even as she discusses the enthusiasm of our singers through the years.
Dance to the grandeur of RTP
CHENNAI'S DECEMBER art festival is glutted with new dance productions. Some are makeshift affairs, assembled for innovation's sake. But Vaijayantimala Bali has long been an artiste who takes time to conceptualise, visualise, and choreograph her ...
Artistes dance to their tune but...
They may command high rates and are busier than the artistes themselves but vocalists who sing for dancers have their own grievances, says GOWRI RAMNARAYAN
With a firm grip on tradition
His age is hardly evident as Subbaraya Pillai picks up the Thattukazhi. The 92-year old guru's commitment comes through as he talks to NANDINI RAMANI.
Tribute to a legend
DANCER LAKSHMI Vishwanathan has come up with a tribute to Bangalore Nagaratnammal, the legendary woman. ``Vidya Sundari" will be performed at the Music Academy TTK Hall on December 17 at 7 p.m. Nagaratnammal's life-story is awesome. Born to ...
Odissi was his sadhana
He claimed that without his talented wife, Laxmipriya, there would have been no Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. This Odissi dancer and exponent, who became a legend in his lifetime, passed away on April 7.
Why dancers shy away from group productions
Bharatanatyam offers vast scope for mega-productions that can appeal to all classes of people. But why are there only few takers? Dancer V. P. DHANANJAYAN analyses.
Devoted dance guru of Kalakshetra
His life achieved meaning and contentment at Kalakshetra. And the future will be dedicated to dance, teaching students, says RUPA GOPAL.
Maargam a challenge for dancers
The traditional Bharatanatyam format is structured like a great temple, said Balasaraswati. But how many dancers are committed to preserving that sanctity, wonders NANDINI RAMANI.
`Devarum magizhkindra senthamizh natakam'
Tamil theatre has a rich history with illustrious persons adorning the pages. SUGANTHY KRISHNAMACHARI traces the legacy.
He laid down the rules of bhajana pathathi
IN THE galaxy of saintly souls like Sreedhara Ayyaval, Bhagavannama Bodhendra, Sadasiva Brahmendra and Tirtha Narayana belonged Sadguruswamy of the Cauvery delta, who expounded `Nama Siddhanta' and `Nama Sankeerthanam.' Sadguruswamy came on the ...
Guide for the Season
THE DECEMBER Season of classical music and dance in Chennai is unique because of the large number of privately-promoted festivals on classical music and dance in this city. `KutcheriBuzz,' based in Alwarpet, Chennai, has, over the past five ...
SHI-BA Sangeetha Sabha, Vikkivakkam (Ph: 2618 0611/94440 10215) is organising a Pancha Dina Isai Vizha from December 1 - 5. There will be concerts by eminent artistes: Mala Chandrashekar - flute (December 1), Maharajapuram Srinivasan ...
Annual music fest
THE NINTH Annual music event of Shanthi Arts Foundation and Endowments, East Abhiramapuram (Ph: 2499 4208) will begin on December11. It will go on till December 21. The venue will be Sastri Hall for all concerts. Dec. 12, 4.30 p.m: ...
Divine and disciplined
THE NAVARATRI Mandapam Trust held a nine-day long music festival from October 14 to 22 at the Navaratri Mandapam adjacent to the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple. This mandapam has Goddess Saraswati as the presiding deity and is lit exquisitely ...
Awards to be conferred
THE ANNUAL music and dance festival of Brahma Gana Sabha is to be held at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium. It will be inaugurated on December 3 by Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Coimbatore). On this occasion, the ...
KALA PRADARSHINI, in association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kala Kendra, will conduct its annual dance seminar, `Nritta Makarandam,' from December 10 to December 12 (the timings are from 10.a.m. to 12 noon). The venue will be Sri Venkata ...
THE KRISHNANJALI performing group is organising a series of dance recitals. On Dec 4, 7 p.m. B. Shobitha will perform Baharatnatyam at Sri Varasiddiddhi Vinayaka Temple, Besant Nagar. At the same venue, same time on Dec 5, Lavanya Ratnaswamy will ...
JAYANTHI KUMARESH (veena) and Gaurav Mazumdar will present a jugalbandi concert on December 5, at 6 pm. The venue will be Annanagar Music Circle Trust. They will be accompanied by Debashish Mukherjee on the tabla and Neyveli Narayanan on the ...
Margazhi Isai Vizha
SRI VARASIDDHI Vinayagar Asthika Samajam, No. 1, New Colony 1st Street, Adambakkam is conducting its third Margazhi Isai Vizha (Nov. 25 - Dec. 5) at the Purana Pravachana Mandapam of Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar temple. ...
News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Index | Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Entertainment | Young World | Property Plus | Quest | Folio |
Comments to : firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright © 2004, The Hindu