Sruti Magazine

Sruti Magazine
     Sruti is India's leading monthly devoted to Indian classical music and dance and theatre. The target audience of Sruti comprises several groups. These include lay music and lay dance enthusiasts, connoisseurs, musicians, dancers, teachers, scholars and students of the fine arts, institutions and organisations active in the field and officials of Government agencies concerned with the arts.
     Featuring Carnatic music doyenne D K Pattammal and child prodigy Mandolin U Srinivas on its inaugural cover in October 1983, the magazine created quite a stir in artistic circles. It was without a parallel in English magazines then—or perhaps even now. That cover page spoke volumes about the magazine's twin objectives of preserving tradition and encouraging innovation, something Sruti has assiduously pursued ever since. Many customs that have today come to be recognised as established best practices in the performing arts especially in south India have been the result of Sruti's systematic campaigns in favour of good taste, decorum and performance excellence. Among its early triumphs was the restoration of the importance of ragam-tanam-pallavi, which had become conspicuous by its absence on the concert platform.
     For over two decades, Sruti has constantly practised what it preaches—adherence to high standards of authenticity, objectivity, sophisticated writing based on thorough research, and a healthy respect for individuals and institutions, balanced by an equally healthy irreverence towards holy cows. Sruti is not an academic journal, even though it carries scholarly and technical articles from time to time.
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Vismayam :: Newsletter from Magic Academy

Vismayam :: Newsletter from Magic Academy
     Vismayam Magical News is the mouthpiece of the Magic Academy. VMN is the newspaper of the Indian magicdom that serves update information on activities of the Magic Academy and its native magicians. It is the first and only registered newsletter that is regularly published and distributed to over five thousand Indian and foreign magicians. To get this monthly or to get your news published in it, please write to:
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Keli Magazine

Keli Magazine
     Keli has been the flagship publication of the Akademi since 1963. Research articles, studies and essays on music, dance, theatre and folk arts are its regular features. Originally launched as a tri-monthly, it soon became a monthly. Nowadays, it is brought out as a bi-monthly. The secretary of the Akademi is the editor of Keli. The first editor of the publication was Shri M R Bhattathiripad (MRB), prominent social reformer and acclaimed playwright.Keli has undergone sea-changes since the present administration of the Akademi assumed office in 2006. Plurality of topics, innovative perceptions and new approaches has transformed it into a reference journal presently. Also it provides authentic and updated information about art and culture. Worth mentioning is the centre-spread of each issue that showcases color pictures of distinguished artistes that could be a precious collection for any art lover.
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Sreerekha :: Monthly newsletter from Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan

Sreerekha :: Monthly newsletter from Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan
     Sreerekha releases the detailed schedule of weekly and monthly programs of Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan. Every Saturday Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan conducts various cultural programmes with a view to promote the artists and artforms of Kerala. Press Releases are issued state wide through the Information & Public Relations Department inviting applications from applicants/cultural institutions for including their programme/performance in the weekly programme schedule. Interested applicants can submit the application to the Member Secretary Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan. After detailed scrutiny, the item will be included in the weekly schedule according to the merit and application seniority. In addition to the weekly programme, the following monthly programmes are also conducted.
      Kavyasandya (Poetry Eve)
      Mudra Festival
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Naada Vichaaram :: Bi-monthly malayalam magazine for classical arts

Naada Vichaaram :: Bi-monthly malayalam magazine for classical arts
     Agni Cultural Academy promotes Classical Music and Artistes and also spreads awareness on how to appreciate music. Agni's new venture:- "Naada Vichaaram" a Bi-monthly malayalam magazine for classical arts.
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Avantika “The Performing Arts Magazine”

Avantika "The Performing Arts Magazine"
     Avantika A presentation of Indo Occidental Symbiosis brings the world of performing arts to your home. The finest Tradition of classical music, the most exotic of dance forms, and the most creative of theatre offered to you in all their splendour every month.
     Avantika is a premium Performing Arts magazine with a special focus on Indian Classical Music and Dance. It is the only Performing Arts magazine from IOS group catering to a niche audience with SEC A+ as our target group. 
     This one-stop Performing Arts magazine comprising the must-see, must-dos and must-knows of high society is your platform to reach out to your potential customers and in the right ambience.
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Nartanam, a quarterly journal on Indian dance

Nartanam, a quarterly journal on Indian dance
     Nartanam, a quarterly journal on Indian dance, bharatanatyam, Hindustani dance, kuchipudi, kathak, kathakali, manipuri, mohininattam, odissi, sattriya, theatre & other Indian performing arts. N
     Natanam, Published as a quarterly by the kuchipudi kala kendra, mumbai, provides a forum for scholarly dialogue on a borad range of topics concerning indian dance. Its concerns are theoretical as well as performative. Textual studies, dance criticism, intellectual and interpretative history of indian dance traditions are its focus. It publishes performance reviews which cover all major events in the field of classical dance in india and notes and comments on dance studies and performance abroad.
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Aalaap :: Bi-monthly performing arts magazine

Aalaap :: Bi-monthly performing arts magazine
     Aalaap is an initiative in the field of performing arts. It collaborates with artistes, aiding them in aspects of production, promotion, curation, etc.
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Kalabharathi National Young Dance Fest 2013, Photo Gallery

Kalabharathi National Young Dance Fest 2013 a three-day dance festival in Thiruvananthapuram, featured various form of indian classsical dance by the young talents across the country. 

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Centenary of Indian Cinema – A program of Music and Dance

On the occasion of World Music day, the Alliance Fran├žaise de Bangalore paid homage to Indian Cinema with a screening of song and dance sequences chosen from various Indian films. Centenary of Indian Cinema – A program of Music and Dance from Indian films featured the dance performance from various dance schools includes Articulate, Chithkala School of Dance, Natyantharanga, Monisha Arts, Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance and Vaishnavi Natyashala.  Dances from various regional films highlighted the culture and ethos of this country. 

Here is the photo feature from the event by Shandilya Srivatsa, a Professional photographer and one of the Managing Trustee of International Arts & cultural Foundation. 

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'Jyothirgamaya' 10th annual celebration of Natyakalari

Jyothirgamaya 2013 organized by Natyakalari School of Classical Dance as part of its 10th annual celebration held at Priyadarshini Town Hall, Alwaye on 10th May. Guru Padmabhooshan Dhananjayans was officially inaugurated the celebration in the presence of  Anwar Sadath  (MLA), Parvathy Raghunath (Director,Natyakalari) , M Balasubramanyam (Principal, RLV Collage), Guru Kalakshetra Vilasini, Guru Kala. Sumathi and Guru Sunil Nellayi. Bharatanatyam workshop and concert by Dhananjayans was the main attraction of the event. Here is the photo feature from the program.

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Janabheri National Theatre Festival 2013 (JNTF) Photo Gallery

The 1st Janabheri National Theatre Festival (JNTF-2013, organised by Janabheri, Thrissur in association with Ministry of Culture, New Delhi and Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi was held during April 23 – 27, 2013, at K.T.Muhammed Memorial Regional Theatre, Thrissur.  

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Kalasagar Award 2013 Announced 
Kalasagar Award 2013 :: Oru Piranalinte Ormakai
Awards instituted by Kalasagar as part of the 89th birth anniversary observance of chenda maestro Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval have been announced. All the award winners were selected through the nominations from the art lovers. The awards will be presented on May 28 at Kerala Kalamandalam Koothambalam. Ashtapadiyattam - a dance drama conceptualized and choreographed by kalamandalam krishnankutty poduval is being revised by rajan poduval will be presented at the function. This will be followed by Kirmira Vadham Kathakali by leading artists of Kerala kalamandalam.  

Nizhalattam 'Soul of Shados' a photo & painting Exhibition by facebook fraternity 

Nizhalattam 'Soul of Shados' a photo & painting Exhibition organized by facebook fraternity was held at Russian cultural centre, Trivandrum. Exhibition was officially inaugurated by cine director Dr Biju in the presence of chief guest Artist Bhattathiri. Photo Feature by Veena Kiran 

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Kalabharathi National Young Dance Fest 2013

The First edition of Six day national young dance festival organized by Kalabharathi Foundation for Indian Culture and Heritage will begin at the Kerala Sahithya Academy campus, Thrissur on 25 April 2013. 

The festival will showcase 17 young acclaimed soloists representing six Indian classical dance traditions. More than 15 young talents have been selected through national level screening and will present different forms of Indian classical at forms including Mohiniyattam, Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi & Manipuri. 

Kalabharathi National Young Dance Fest 2013
Janabheri National Theatre Festival 2013 :: Delegate Registration

Janabheri National Theatre Festival (JNTF) 2013 delegate Registration has been stared through Online registration will close on 20 APR 2013. Hurry Up and book your seat Today !!!

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Delegate Registration Process

We request you to get ready with below before you start register. You may requested to ask the below details while registering. 
  • Any valid identity card 
  • Photo (To use in the delegate pass)

How to Register
  • Please go to the link JNTF 2013 Delegate Registration
  • Clearly fill the delegate registration form and give all the requested details.
  • Once you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation in your email
  • Please submit the mail printout along with your ID proof and make a payment of Rs 125/- at the venue festival counter.
  • Those who already paid can collect the balance amount of Rs 300/- from the festival counter..
  • You can collect the delegate pass and festival kit from the counter once you complete the payment & verification.
  • The festival counter will be open from 22 APR @ 3 pm on wards.
  • Entry for the delegates will start by 15 mins before the show.
  • Please call 854 749 4376 for any help or assistance.

Registration Charges
  • Delegate registration for individuals is Rs 125/-
  • The delegate fee includes access to all the 5 days programs
  • Festival kit will be issued to all the delegates
  • The limit for purchase is one ticket per individual.
  • Online registration will close on April 20, 2013.
About the Delegate Pass

When you register, you will receive a confirmation in your email. Please bring a printout of this mail with you when you come to the venue! At the registration counter, please present the printout along with your ID and make a payment of Rs 125/- and you will receive your Delegate Pass. Please upload your photo which will be used in the delegate pass. The entry for the delegates will start by 15 mins before the show.

It is mandatory to display this delegate pass whenever you enter the premises or any area within the premises (such as an auditorium). It is common for people to have the pass on the first day and forget it at home (or lend it to a cheapskate friend) on subsequent days. Please remember that we can only issue one delegate pass per individual.

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Janabheri National Theatre Festival 2013 (JNTF)


The 1st Janabheri National Theatre Festival (JNTF-2013, organised by Janabheri, Thrissur in association with Ministry of Culture, New Delhi and Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi will be held during April 23 – 27, 2013, at K.T.Muhammed Memorial Regional Theatre, Thrissur.

The JNTF, an exclusive theatre festival for the youth, strives to provide a platform for the works by young theatre directors below the age of 35 years. 

The festival will showcase the following plays:  

Fevicol  (Maidi’s Artist Association of Tribal, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand / Dir. Jeetrai Hansda / Hindi / 55 min)

The Chairs (Theatre Collective, Thrissur / Malayalam Adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's ‘The Chairs’ / Dir. Jyothirmayi Kurup / Malayalam / 60 min) 

Road to Redemption (Rangachethana, Thrissur / Dir. K.N.Prashanth / Malayalam / 60 min)

The Country Without A Post Office (EKTA – School of Drama & Repertory, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir / Dir. Muzammil Hayat Bhawani / written by Bhawani Bashir Yasir / Hindustani (Urdu / Hindi / 60 min)

STROLL (Based on the works of ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare; ‘ Yerma’ by Lorca and ‘Black & White essay’ by Harold Pinter / Dir. Moon Moon Singh / English / 120 min)

Familiar Strangers (Unicorn Actors Studio, New Delhi / Playwright & Dir. Happy Ranajit / Hindi – English / 70 min)

White Hands (Ashirwad Rangamandal, Begusarai, Bihar / Dir. Amit Roushan / Hindi / 60 min)

The Youth Director Award, instituted by Janabheri from this year, for the promising young theatremakers from the national level who have made outstanding constribution to the contemporary Indian theatre scenario will be announced on the concludng day of the festival. 

The festival team includes Abhimanyu Vinayakumar (Festival Director), Jose Koshy (Technical Director) and M.V.Vinayakumar and Renu Ramanath (Festival Co-ordinators), guided by an Expert Committee comprising Abhilash Pillai and B.Ananthakrishnan. 

An Organising  Committee with P.C.Chacko MP as chairman and senior journalist M.P.Surendran as General Convener has been formed for conducting the festival. :: Online Program Agency
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Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) 2013 Winners

Best Play: Gasha

Best Director: Satyabrata Rout (Matte Eklavya)

Best Stage Design: SamKutty Pattimkari (The Old Man and the Sea)

Best Lighting Designer: Shaji Surendranath (After The Silence)

Best Innovative Sound Design: Claudio Clavija (After the Silence)

Best Costume Design: Reuben Paul Nathanael.P (Mirugavidushagam) & Ms. Neela (Matte Eklavya)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Dingri Naresh (Matte Eklavya) 

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Valeria Olguin Espinoza (After the Silence)

Best Supporting Actor (Male): Chidambara Poojari (Matte Eklavya) & Yashwanth (Matte Eklavya)

Best Supporting Actor (Female): Bhavna Pani (So Many Socks)

Best Original Script: Irawati Karnik (Gasha)

Best Ensemble: Gasha

Best Choreographer: Martin John C (After The Silence)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ebrahim Alkazi

Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META)

Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards

The eighth edition of the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) to be held in March 2013. META is one of the Indian theatre industry’s premier awards Instituted by the Mahindra Group, a US $6.3 billion Indian multinational. Recognizing and rewarding all aspects of theatre production and stage craft and provides a concrete platform to celebrate and promote theatre’s varied elements like playwriting, set design, costume and light design, direction and performance. META 2013 aims at bringing together the best of Indian theatre from the year gone by. The awards consists of a specially designed trophy and a cheque of Rs.100,000 for the Best Production, Rs.75,000 for Best Original Playwright and Rs.45,000 for all other award categories.

Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards
The nominated plays will be staged at LTG and Kamani Auditorium from March 3, 2013 to March 8, 2013. The awards night will be held on March 9, 2013 at the Taj Mahal Hotel, No 1, Man Singh Road, New Delhi and will be hosted by Mr. Shriprakash Shukla, President, Group Strategy Office and Member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

The Nominations for META 2013 are…

Best Play:

• After the Silence Directed by Martin John & produced by Sadhana - Center for Creative   Practice (Thrissur)

• Fevicol Directed by Jeetrai Hansda & produced by Maidi's Artist Association of Tribal (Jamshedpur)

• Gasha Directed by Abhishek Mazumdar & produced by Indian Ensemble (Bangalore)

• Kizhavanum Kadalum Directed by Sasidharan Naduvil & produced by Rembrance Theatre Group (Thrissur)

• Matte Eklavya Directed by Satyabrata Rout & produced by Aadima Ranga Tanda (Kolar)

• Mirugavidushagam Directed by S. Murugaboopathy  & produced by Manal Magudi (Kovilpatti)

• The Priestess Directed by Ningthounja Deepa & produced by NT Theatre (Imphal)

• Savitri - Dancing in the forest of death Artistic Direction by Preeti Vasudevan & produced by Thresh
• Shillak Directed by Pradeep Vaiddya & produced by Aasakta Kalamanch (Pune)

• So many socks Directed by Quasar Thakore Padamsee & produced by Q Theatre Productions (Mumbai)
Best Director:

• Martin John C (After the silence)
• Jeetrai Hansda (Fevicol)
• Abhishek Mazumdar (Gasha)
• Sasidharan Naduvil (Kizhavanum Kadalum)
• Satyabrata Rout (Matte Eklavya)
• S. Murugaboopathy (Mirugavidushagam)
• Ningthounja Deepak (The Priestess)
• J Ed Araiza (Savitri Dancing in the Forest of death)
• Pradeep Vaiddya (Shillak)
• Quasar Thakore Padamsee (So many socks)

 Best Stage Design:

• Payal Wadhwa (Gasha)
• Jeetrai Hansda(Fevicol)
• Sam Kutty Pattimkari (Kizhavanum Kadalum)
• S. Murugaboopathy (Mirugavidushagam)
• Vivek Jadhav (So many socks)
• T. Sashikumar, N.G. Jiten Singh and Rakesh Pebam (The Priestess)

 Best Lighting Director:

• ose Koshy (After the silence)
• Jose Koshy (Kizhavanum Kadalum)
• J Ed Araiza and Deepa Dharmadhikari (Savitri – dancing in the forest of death)
• Pradeep Vaidya (Shillak)
• I. Ibochou (The Priestess)

 Best Innovative Sound Design:

• Claudio Clavija (After the silence)
• Somay Mardi (Fevicol)
• Satyajit (KizhavanumKadalum)
• S. Murugaboopathy (Mirugavidushagam)
• John Hadfield (Savitri – dancing in the forest of death)

 Best Costume Design:

• Divya Jain and AbhishekMazumdar (Gasha)
• Deanna Berg (Savitri- dancing in the forest of death)
• Rashmi Rode (Shillak)
• PurvaNaresh (So many socks)
• T. Meme Chanu, K. Priyobarta (The Priestess)

 Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male):

• Sandeep Shikhar (Gasha)
• Adhir Bhatt (Gasha)
• P.T Manoj – Old Man (KizhavanumKadalum )
• Dingri Naresh -Eklavya (Matte Eklavya)
• Ningthouja Jayvidya - Nungshuba (The Priestess)
• K. Prem Kumar Sharma - Rabei (The Priestess)

 Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female):

• Valeria Olguin - Corpse/ Worker (After the silence)
• Arundhoti Kalita (Fevicol)
• PreetiVasudevan - Savitri (Savitri – dancing in the forest of death)
• Rupali Bhave - Aai (Shillak)
Best Supporting Actor (Male):

• Hrithik Srikumar - Boy (KizhavanumKadalum)
• Chidambara Poojari - Ganesha (Matte Eklavya)
• Dr. Vivek Bele - Father (Shillak)
• Ningthouja Ching kheilakpa (The Priestess)
Best Supporting Actor (Female):

• Bharti Sharma (Fevicol)
• D. Antony Jangi (Fevicol)
• Amanjeet Prouch (Fevicol)
• Prakriti Dutta Mukherjee (Fevicol)
• Rucha Apte - Mitra (Shillak)
• Padma Damodaran- Grandmother (So many socks)
Best Original Script:

• Irawati Karnik (Gasha)
• Sagar Deshmukh (Shillak)
• Annie Zaidi (So many socks)
• Budha Chingtham (The Priestess)
Best Ensemble:

• After the Silence
• Matte Eklavya
• Mirugavidushagam
• Shillak
• So many socks
Best Choreographer:

• Martin John C (After the silence)
• Rukmani Tudu (Fevicol)
• S. Murugaboopathy (Mirugavidushagam)
• Guru Sadashiv Pradhan (Matte Eklavya)
• PreetiVasudevan (Savitri - dancing in the forest of death)
• Amey Mehta (So many socks)

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