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Playwright, theatre director, musician and journalist, Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan will lead us on a short walk alongside T. Balasaraswati (Balamma) and her times as well as share how she was viewed by her contemporaries; both artists and connoisseurs.
Dr. Ramnarayan has written extensively about the performing arts in India and has produced singular profiles of some of the greats. She has penned several articles on Balasaraswati as well. She is the founder and director of Justus Repertory Theatre and has written and directed such thought provoking and cerebral plays and vignettes as Nights End, Yashodhara, Sarpa Sutra and Water Lillies.
As a translator of the writings of Kalki Krishnamurthi and Vijay Tendulkar, she has been widely read and appreciated. She was the vocal accompanist for MS Subbulakshmi for over a decade. She is also the recipient of the Nataka Choodamani award from Krishna Gana Sabha. She has been a member of the Fipresci Jury of critics at international film festivals in London, Venice, Valladolid, Oslo, and Mumbai. Her first play, Dark Horse won two national-level Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards in 2007.
Whether you are a dancer, a teacher, musician, connoisseur or just have an interest in the great artistic personalities, you will surely enjoy this informal presentation which will surely be sprinkled with lively anecdotes as well as insightful glimpses of the doyenne dancer of the times.