Columns

"For a woman, the achievement is all the more precious . . ."

Leela Samson, dancer and guru was a special guest at the 'sadas' - the finale - of the Conference and Concerts of The Music Academy, Chennai on January 1, 2019.

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The Divya - Ranjani Collaboration

Samhita – Communion of Minds. Bharatanatyam dancer Divya Devaguptapu and Carnatic music violinist-vocalist Ranjani Ramakrishnan collaborated for this production that was held in the United States in late July this year.

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Remembering Mandolin Shrinivas: a sishya pens his memories

Aravind Bhargav is a talented young mandolin artiste who now has concerts tours in India and abroad. He learnt music under the celebrated Mandolin U Shrinivas who has an untimely end.

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'The Banyan' grows at Boston - Lakshmi Viswanathan

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Renowned dancer Lakshmi Viswanathan toured the U.S in June-July, performing and conducting workshops. She staged her production, 'Banyan Tree' which featured young dancers from Boston. In this exclusive column, Lakshmi also shares her experiences, working with the Mark Morris dance group and performing at the Jacob's Pillow Festival.

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Sounds and sights at Kuchipudi

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES / 2007 Vincent D' Souza of KutcheriBuzz was at the festival this year. This is his travelogue. The poster teases me. I love to soak in art festivals. And in the environs. I haven't been to Kuchipudi in Andhra Pradesh. Close to midnight, my bags are packed. .

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Narayana Thirtha Aradhana: warmth, music, memories and showers

Vocalist Madhuvanthi Badri shares her experience at this year's tribute festival Ten kilometers from Thanjavur, through the green pastures and tall banyan trees, we reach Thirupoondhuruthi, where the 271st Narayana Thirtha Aradhana is to take place.

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Collaborating with Sacramento Symphony

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES This recent collaboration was initiated by Haripriya Raghavan, an ardent musician and music promoter in northern California for many years..

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Coral reefs and Carnatic Music

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES A tour diary by Mumbai based Carnatic vocalist and Bharatanatyam dancer Vasumathi Badrinathan, on her trip to Reunion, for the India Week and Tamil New Year celebrations recently.

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By the Baltic Bay! A dancer's travelogue

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Nestled along the Baltic Bay, the warmth, love and simplicity really struck me from the moment I landed at Riga. Latvian folks are very warm, friendly and humble.

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Dance Tour of Sri Lanka

Dancer Krithika Shurajit writes on a recent tour to the island by a group of dancers. It is every artiste's dream to perform overseas for the prestigious ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations).

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