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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2000 7:14 pm 
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From the headline of Karen Pierce Gonzalez's story in the SF Chronicle, "Santa Rosa Performer Celebrates Beauty of Hindu Dance -<BR>Das follows drumbeat of his passion, embarks on tour of Hare Krishna temples."<P> <A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/07/07/NB107386.DTL" TARGET=_blank>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/07/07/NB107386 .DTL</A> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited April 26, 2002).]


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 2:04 am 
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<B>'Sri': A Silk Road Saga</B> <BR>By Lisa Traiger for The Washington Post<P><BR>"IN INDIA we interpret feminism a little more loosely. For us, men and women have all aspects of sexuality, both male and female," says Lynne Fernandez by way of introduction to "Sri: In Search of the Goddess," an area premiere by the critically lauded Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India. <P>Fernandez, managing trustee of the ensemble dedicated to preserving the Odissi dance tradition of India, brings six dancers and five musicians to George Mason's Center for the Arts Friday as part of the Silk Road Project, the worldwide touring venture founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1998. <P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47562-2002Apr25.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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<B>Holding Its Best Foot Back</B> <BR>Nrityagram Improves as It Steps From Modern to Classical <BR>By Sarah Kaufman in The Washington Post <P><BR>"A place where nothing but dance exists" was the founding directive of the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, which is not only a group of dancers but a lifestyle. In a remote village in India, the dancers, teachers and musicians of Nrityagram live for only one thing: to perfect and preserve the country's seven classical dance forms.<P>The settlement was founded in 1990 by Protima Guari, a renowned performer of the Odissi form of classical dance. The students who live there follow a strict training regimen, bolstered by classes in martial arts, meditation, mythology and yoga. Guari died four years go, but her vision has been carried on. The unusual focus of the village has attracted supporters outside India: Choreographer Mark Morris has been outspoken about his admiration of the group's work ethic.<P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A325-2002Apr29.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:41 am 
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This fascinates me:

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Odissi master brings ephemeral presence, spirituality to stage

Wilma Salisbury
Cleveland Plain Dealer Dance Critic

Odissi, one of the oldest forms of classical Indian dance, is associated with the voluptuous female figures carved into stone walls of ancient Hindu temples. <a href=http://www.cleveland.com/artsandevents/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1046687534180111.xml target=_blank>more</a>


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It's all fascinating, but especially fascinating for me is the Italian philosopher who moved to India to study with the dance guru.


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Radiance around country
By Zainal Alam Kadir for e-media (Malaysia)

The troupe, after travelling all over bringing the arts closer to the people around the world, has started its Malaysian tour after its success in several major cities in India recently.

The new project, A Kind of Radiance, was staged in several major cities in India, including at the famous dance festival in Khajuraho.

The Malaysian tour started on March 19 at the Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman of the Malaysian Tourism Centre (Matic) in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

For that evening's performance, which was by invitation only, the guest of honour was Datuk Seri Endon Mahmood, wife of deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The performances continued on Mar 20 and 21, as part of a charity drive by the Rotary Club, Kuala Lumpur North.

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Ongoing: Odissi's Nayikas

By ELIZABETH ZIMMER
The Village Voice
February 4 - 10, 2004

So lush and sultry is the dancing, so intense the focus, so tropical the ambience as the women undulate beneath a projected moon, that I was startled, emerging from the basement theater, to find it was still winter.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 7:52 am 
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An odyssey in dance

By CHEAH UI-HOON
The Singapore Business Times
April 3, 2004

FROM temple sculpture to the dance floor - Indian classical dance lovers will be able to appreciate the tantric aesthetics carved in India's erotic temples with A Love Tryst in Odissi, an upcoming performance by Malaysian dancer Ramli Ibrahim and Singaporean lawyer Sharmila Gunasingham.
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Sreyashi Dey: Hindu Goddess in Human Form
by Gina Mazza Hiller for Ballet-Dance Magazine

It’s easy to imagine divine sculptures springing to life while in the presence of classical Indian dancer Sreyashi Dey.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:53 pm 
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The God Within

by DEBORAH JOWITT
the Village Voice

... one of the marvels of Indian dance, in addition to the stamping feet, spiraling torsos, precise hands, and mobile faces, is the fact that the woman performer can hold the male god within her and dance his steps.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:27 pm 
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COVER STORY: On an Odissi

By Rahayat X
New Straits Times

What do you get when you put eight Chinese dancers together to do the Odissi style of Indian classical dance? <a href=http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Saturday/Features/20050122085957/Article/indexb_html target=_blank>more</a>


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Ancient and Modern Forms Animate a Passage to India
JENNIFER DUNNING in the New York times

Billed as New York City's first resident troupe to perform the Indian classical dance form of Odissi, the all-female Nayikas offered a vivid exploration of the art and legend surrounding this pure ancient dance.
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Madhavi Mudgal
by ALASTAIR MACAULAY for the Financial Times

There are almost no dancers today to whom I apply that dangerous label "great". There is just one - and she is scarcely known in Britain. Her name is Madhavi Mudgal; she is an exponent of the Odissi genre of Indian dance; she is now over 50.

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Madhavi Mudgal, Shaw Theatre, London fivestar
by ZOE ANDERSON for the Independent

To show Radha repenting her temper, Mudgal casts her eyes down, then up - her gaze sweeping a long, slow circle, up past her feet and body before she lifts her head. All she does is to look up, yet it's a huge movement, a change of heart in a single glance.

published: 11 November 2005
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