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Vol. XXVII No. 18, January 1-15, 2018
The Margazhi and Village Festival 2017-18 at DakshinaChitra has been tailor-made to suit the festive mood, offering the rich and varied folk art forms of South India.
December 27-31: Therukoothu (Tamil Nadu) by Sri Thanthoniamman Therukoothu Nadaga Sabha led by D. Elumalai.
January 1: Thappattam (Tamil Nadu) by Asathaladi Tharathappatta Isaikuzhu from Thiruvannamalai district. Thappattam is also known as Paraiattam and features single-sided drums played by the dancers while they perform.
January 3-7: Thira Poothan (Kerala) by Raman Smaraka Thira Poothan Kali Sangam. A ritualistic art form in which people dance in costumes.
January 10-16: Pongal celebrations featuring folk dances such as Karagattam, Mayilattam and Poikkaalkuthirai attam by Thanjai G. Raju and his troupe.
January 17-21: Pattada Kunitha/Pata Kunitha by Daiah Janapada Kalavidaru (Karnataka).
January 24-28: Dappu a group dance by Bharathi Kala Samithi, (Andhra Pradesh).
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Till January 11: Margazhi Musings, an art exhibition featuring the work of A.V. Ilango, Biswajit Balasubramanian, Chandra Morkonda, D. Sashikant, Lakshmi Srinath, Manisha Raju, Ramesh Gorjala, Shalini Biswajit, and Thejomaye Menon. On view will be: Lord Ganesha, a sculpture assembled from plumbing parts by Shalini Biswajit, paintings of Andal by A.V.Ilango and Manisha Raju, interpretations of Vishnu by Ramesh Gorjala, Shalini Biswajit, Thejomaye Menon, photographs of idli, dosa, vada by D. Shashikanth, Biswajit’s cartoons of the sabha scene and dance, and Lakshmi Srinath’s collection of sarees with marghazhi poo motif (at Forum Art Gallery).
January 7-31: Chettinad Thilai Vaasal – an exhibition of line drawings by K.G. Narendra Babu (at DakshinaChitra).
Till January 31: Crystal Dreams, an art exhibition by Olaf Van Cleef (at DakshinaChitra.)
January 7: Apparao Galleries Outreach presents a Destination Lecture in a day trip to The Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram by Prof. Madhusudhan Kalaichelvan. Departure at 5 a.m. and return approximately at 9 p.m. Lunch will be prepared by a Temple Dikshitar to stimulate the offering to the main deity. For details: 9841022477, 7358526183, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 7: Apparao Galleries Outreach presents a Destination Lecture in a day trip to The Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram by Prof. Madhusudhan Kalaichelvan. Departure at 5 a.m. and return approximately at 9 p.m. Lunch will be prepared by a Temple Dikshitar to stimulate the offering to the main deity.
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Children (Age group 10-14)
January 6: Worli printing on T-shirt. Resource person: Prabhu.
January 27: Wheel pottery; Resource person: Palani.
February 17: Miniature fridge magnet making. Age group: 10-14 years; Resource person: Rekha. Contact: Lakshmi: 98417 77779.
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January 7: Handmade soap and Creme making. Resource person: Kanchana
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January 6, 7 & 13: Ceramic Bonsai Pots
February 3, 4 & 10: Miniature Model Sculpture (at DakshinaChitra).
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