Maya Mahal at Alchemy Festival 2016

This is a new choreographic work by Chamu Kuppuswamy in conjunction with Anna Kuppuswamy, mentored by Anusha Subramanyam and Vipul Sangoi. First shared on the 26th of May 2016 at the Alchemy Festival, Southbank centre, this new production is work is progress, incorporating a strong classical ethos and set to take the practice of classical…

Mahakavis (Sanskrit poets) on Flora!

Just superb! The imagery is so rich in this talk! The talk also so reminds me of Shumei Natural agriculture, where the relationship between the farmer and the farm is holistic – a living thing to a living thing. Naresh Keerthi, the speaker, says that Sanksrit poets are such observers of nature, and have used…

Dance imitating nature clip

Found this interesting ad which incorporated animal courtship dances as inspiration. Fiddler crabs, blue-footed Boobies, cranes, love birds, foxes and flamingo mating rituals are portrayed alongside dancers translations of these rituals!  

Tradition continues… and changes

I had the opportunity to catch some live Korean music this week and a chance to speak to its practitioners, albeit only briefly. The hosts, on a work visit to Seoul, treated us to some great traditional music, hospitality and of course, food. I have always wondered about the irresistible allure of tradition for official…

Looking forward to the 2013 ‘Madras season’!

With the rain bucketing down and central heating being switched on, the mind wanders in search of cheer and at this time of year it is the anticipation of yet another energy filled, uplifting Madras  music and dance ‘season’ (or Christmas depending on your cultural background).  This year I would be starting off with the…