Wednesday 3 July 2019

Interview - Reviewing the Reviewer - Madhur Gupta

Leela Venkataraman is a name to reckon with in the field of Indian arts and culture. A grand dame of art criticism in the country, Venkataraman has been a direct and indirect participant to several crucial moments in the development of Indian dance and music scene. Having actively participated in prestigious dance seminars and workshops including the likes of Odissi Festival and Seminar in Washington (and Malaysia); the International Kathak Seminar and Festival in Chicago; the Biennale de la Danse in Lyons, France; the now octogenarian critic has been a force shaping up the cultural scene of India in her own way. An SNA awardee, she has written, commented, and critiqued several generations of artists. We speak to her now and try delving into her own life's journey:

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1 comment:

  1. I would disagree on the absence of new blood... Its just the established writers are preferred over younger writers.. Young writers have to be given a chance. They may throw an entirely different perspective.