Saturday 25 December 2021

The A to Z of dance in 2021! - Dance Matters: Column by Ashish Mohan Khokar

Anita Ratnam kept the flame aglow in dark and depressing times with posts, photos, portal upgrade and professionally seeking answers through an Impact Questionnaire which hopefully most filled there and then. I did. What doesn't get done today, never gets done - this is the most important take home of PCE (Post Covid Era).

B for Bollywood for making dance insufferable in films and on TV. WHY ARE WE SUFFERING THIS SILENTLY? Dancers can be very vocal where self-interest is concerned, but here see no opportunity to advance art and outreach? Why is no one even commenting on social media, which is now almost unsocial? The new normal is that one's life is so empty and in need of endorsement that one needs to be in the face and over-active. Sad.

Culture ministry mounted many events but one that got moffusil India to Delhi to dance on prestigious Republic Day 2022, was the VANDE BHARATAM Nritya Utsav. 

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  1. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts on A- Z of dance 2021.
    Inspiring and motivating and full of foresight.Hope 2022 will bring happiness and prosperity.
    Regards and best wishes

  2. A to z is very well written and valuable cum informative content 👌
    Dance is the identity of cultural India
    So pleased to read and will share this

    Badal Kumar Thakur
    National Archives of India 🇮🇳

  3. So well covered topics Ashish ji ,good to read ,as usual wonderful & latest

  4. Awesome Creation of Reality...from AtoZ
    Excellent as usual...Ashishji

  5. Great compilation of events of year 2021.
    Concise capture. Thank you Ashishji
    Hema Maya

  6. Lajawab! Sach me, ye andaz-e-bayan kuch aur... - varsh 2021 ki dance ki duniya ka A to Z rasprad evam satikrup se sammilit. Abhinandan - Pranam - Nav varsh ki shubh-kamnae ��