Madras Music Season –writes Mayuri

How important is a breather space to an artiste? Only as essential as inhaling and exhaling oxygen or as exciting work coming one’s way. So, my survival instincts made me think up a few things that would take me away from my dance studio and to re-energize I, me ,myself. As part of my “ I want to do this’ and “that’ list visit n study of festivals is a topper.
Visiting festivals- a must…my recommendation added, to learn, entertain, inspire, and open new windows in our lives. After witnessing “Ananya dance festival” in Delhi Purana steps headed to much anticipated ‘ Madras music season”. The approx two month long season, celebrates showcasing a diverse blend of established and promising independent music and dance performance art, culture and community. It draws as its audience artists, scholars, fans, festival directors, organizers, creative minds, young and old from all over the world, to keep the inspiration and imagination alive that the arts provide.
With my eye for the unusual : D…I STILL ended up watching Shabari moksham [@ Kalakshetra’s which btw is most tastefully designed ,latest state of the art auditorium ] Dhananjaya’s team, Priyadarshini Govind, Rama Vaidyanathan, Listened to musical kacheris by Unni Krishnan, T.M Krishna, Hyderabad brothers and participated in several lec dems..For this of course, I jumped sabas[ auditoriums] not to mention my fights with chennai auto drivers.
Art in India, like anywhere else is also passing through a period of transition, searching within itself. But to me the festival re-affirmed that, the classical continues to form the base, and to provide the grounding, from which the innovator can take off.
Keep visiting this link: to see updates, information and schedules of concerts, seminars etc from organizers of Madras Music Season.


  • Mallika

    2nd February 2010 at 4:46 am Reply

    Very nice article ! beeing a bharatanatyam dancer from France, here in Chennai with a scholarship for dance i totally agree with the fact that “the classical continues to form the base, and to provide the grounding, from which the innovator can take off!” Nice sharing,Thank you!

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