It's very nice to be with all of you. I would like to share with you how I work at my compositions. As you all know I am currently working on the BBC project. Kalasangam, one of the leading organisations in the UK, has invited me to collaborate with the musicians of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in their Global Echoes Festival which is going to be held as a part of the Millennium Project in different parts of UK in October 2000.
Revathi Ramachandran a follower of the Melattur style of Bharathanatyam and a disciple of Mangudi Dorairaja Iyer, recently celebrated the birth centenary of her Guru with a two day fest in Madras. A performer of 'Suddha Nritham' a style evloved by her Guru, Revathi runs a dance school, Kala Sadhanalaya in Madras. In this column, she shares with readers on her efforts at staging a unique festival.
Madras based dancer Jayanthi Subramaniam has recently returned after a month long dance workshop at Philadelphia. A senior disciple of Adyar K. Lakshmanan, Jayanthi runs her dance school, Kala Dharshana Foundation of Arts in Madras. She shares with the KutcheriBuzz community her experiences with dance students in the US and her observations on the 'US arangetrams'.