Sunday 28 April 2019

A well-articulated April - Dance Matters: Column by Ashish Mohan Khokar

Art articulates and a few genuine artistes, really articulated April well. 

First - Mysore Nagaraj - who is a unique character of Mysore, settled in Bangalore, who learnt Kathak from veteran Kathak guru, the late Maya Rao - has served arts selflessly. A good guru himself now with well-trained students, Mysore Nagaraj presents through his Articulate Foundation, a monthly event in Mysore and a yearly one in Bangalore. Yeoman service he does to dance and mostly, selflessly. He is what can truly be called a rasika, a genuine art lover. Only a true art lover can honor and value other artists. I'm happy to note ten years ago, our Dance Discourse at Alliance Francaise started the trend of honoring gurus who were missed by the system, through the attenDance Awards.

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1 comment:

  1. Deepa Narayanan Sashindran2 May 2019 at 14:16

    Very touching last lines especially Guru Jayalakshmi alvaji I had the fortune of attending natyasastra camp organised by her and conducted by Guru Padma Subramanyam way back 1995,15days residential camp she was an doting mother who took good care of us.