Tuesday, 25 August 2020

U..... = You: The reader - Dance Matters: Column by Ashish Mohan Khokar

 U. Last of the vowels before I throw in the towel (I'm just rhyming.... Though towels and tissues are very relevant these days of being extra sanitised and sensitised to personal hygiene)...

U= You, the reader. The audience. The recipient of all that is done in the arts, say, our dance field specifically. Are you a rasika? Are you a patron? Are you a viewer or reviewer willing to surrender to art more than the artiste? Are you willing to support the arts? Are you willing to buy a ticketed show? Are you really interested (enough to leave 10% in your will, to cause of art and artistes)? Are you ready to suffer "bad" shows? Are there any bad shows or philosophically speaking, nothing is good or bad, it just is?


  1. Dear Sir,
    I just love the way you write everything with so much realty & truth.in this write-up you have covered up the entire lockdown & it's reality in the art field.
    My heartfelt thanks to you for your service to the art community & raising up its issues in so much detail.
    Best Regards

  2. Ashishji your articles have always been very informative and thought provoking

  3. Ashish ji, This an exhaustive and incisive analysis of the dance scene today. Written with your hallmark humour and intimate knowledge of our dance world, it was a most enjoyable and insightful piece. Thank you! 🙏🏻