December 04, 2009

Natya Kala Conference 2009



Sri Krishna Gana Sabha hosts seminars and lectures in dance under the banner 'Natya Kala Conference' Every yaer as part of the December Festival of the sabha.
Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant, a bharatanatyam exponent, is the convenor of the conference this year. She convened the last year's conference too.

The theme of this year's Natya Kala Conference is 'Danc Matters'

The lec-dems, events, discussions will be held from Dec. 26, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2009.
The schedule is as follows:

December, 26 2009 - Past - Present continuous

Session I - 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m
Inauguration by Smt D Purandeswari, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India
Convenor’s address by Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant
Key Note Address by Jayant Kastuar, Secretary, Sangeet Natak Akademi

10.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. - Tea break

Session II - 10.45 a.m. to 11.40 a.m.
Plenary session:
Where do we go from here? - Dr Sunil Kothari

Session III - 11.45 a..m to 1.00 p.m.
Changing Kinetics by Harikrishnan, Srividya Natarajan, Priyadarshini Govind

December, 27 2009 - Legacy

Session I - 9.15 a.m. to 10.05 a.m.

The Balasaraswati legacy by Nandini Ramani

Session II - 10.10 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
The male dancer – Kalakshetra legacy by VP Dhananjayan

Session III - 11.10 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Kuchipudi – The Vempati China Satyam legacy by Dr Anuradha

Session IV - 12.10 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Documenting Dance - The Mohan Khokar legacy by Ashish Mohan Khokar

Special Evening Performance
NATA SANKIRTAN of Manipur, 27 December 2009, 7.30pm
By Jawaharlal Manipuri Dance Academy, Imphal
Sponsored by Sangeet Natak Akademi

December, 28 2009 - Inner World-Outer world

Session I - 9.15 a.m. to 10.05 a.m.
The Expressive Body by Sujata Mohapatra

Session II - 10.10 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Essence of Abhinaya by Lakshmi Vishwanathan

Session III - 11.10 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Panel: Media and Dance : Participants - Sadanand Menon, Ramnarayan, Anjana Rajan, Chitra Mahesh, Anuradha Ananth, Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Session IV - 12.10 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Past Forward Excerpts from new works by Arangham Trust, Natya - STEM dance company, Thiruchelvam, Samudra

December, 29 2009 - New Directions

Session I - 9.15 a.m. to 10.05 a.m.
Re-imagining the image by Chitra Vishweswaran

Session II - 10.10 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
In Conversation -Collaborations by Anita Ratnam, Astad Debbo

Session III - 11.10a.m. to 12.00 noon
Thaka Dimi Tha - TV,Reality shows and dance by Radhika Shurajit

Session IV - 12.10 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Panel: Dancing Difference Moderator: Anita Ratnam, Participants : Lata Pada, Rama Bharadwaj, Ratna Kumar, Harikrishnan, Aravinth Kumaraswamy, Siri Rama

Satellite activity:
TWINKLE TOES: 29 December 2009, 3pm – 4.30pm
A special afternoon of dance, for and by children - Curated by Churchill Pandian
As part of CSR (Cultural Social Responsibility)
Venue: Kamakoti Gana Mandir (Mini hall of Krishna Gana Sabha)

December, 30 2009 - New Directions

Session I - 9.15 a.m. to 10.05 a.m.
Dance Choreography by Kumudini Lakhia

Session II - 10.10 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
In Conversation: Stretch Marks by Geeta Chandran, Ramli Ibrahim

Session III - 11.10 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Panel: Young Gurus - Gen Next Moderator: Leela Venkataraman. Participants : A Lakshman, Gopika Verma, Kishore Mosalikanti, Deepika Reddy, Anita Guha

Session IV - 12.10 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Film Choreography by Saroj Khan

December, 31 2009 - Dance Matters

Session I - 9.15 a.m. to 10.15 a.m.
Dance Lights by Gautam Bhattacharjee

Session II - 10.20 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
IPR and Dance by Uttara Asha Coorlawala, Jayaprada Ramamurthy, Universal-Legal

Session III - 11.10 a.m. to 12.10 p.m.
Panel: Art, Beauty, Creation Moderator: Anil Srinivasan. Participants : Unnikrishnan, Rajeev Menon, Devdutt Patnaik

Session IV - 12.20 p.m. to 1.20 p.m.
Valedictory - Shanta Serbjeet Singh participates

Satellite activity:
TWINKLE TOES: 29 December 2009, 3pm – 4.30pm
A special afternoon of dance, for and by children
Curated by Churchill Pandian
As part of CSR (Cultural Social Responsibility)
Venue: Kamakoti Gana Mandir (Mini hall of Krishna Gana Sabha)

COFFEE DIALOGUES - Everyday post conference at venue

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