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attendance is India's only year-book on dance. It covers a year (1st Jan-31st Dec) in perspective and gives perspectives on issues, events, exhibitions, shows, seminars, books, biographies and obits. Edited, compiled and published by Ashish Mohan Khokar, top writers and critics of dance contribute in-depth articles. Metros are covered, as also major dance centers abroad.

DANCE HISTORY SOCIETY OF INDIA

Join as member by sending email to khokar1960@gmail.com and become member of DHAI and you will get attendance free plus pass to annual convention and nomination for 2 awards being instituted.

Hardbound edition/ Dustjacket/ Art-paper, A4 size, colour, with over 100 archival photos, it is printed by ace art-printers PRINTWAYS and costs less than a price of family-sized pizza* (inclusive of first-rate postage charges). This annual stays on the shelf the whole year round. Buy one to know it firsthand!

"The bible of Indian dance" says India Today; "attendance is compulsory" says The Times of India. You get a copy and decide for yourself !

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** Students's discount Rs. 500/-

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attendance 2014


The 2014 Issue of attendance - in its 16th year of publication - focusses on the most saucy style among Indian classical dances - Kuchipudi. This style is admired, appreciated, acknowledged by some leading lights of the form in this issue. Its history, heritage and histrionics are platformed in all its facets.  3 generation of gurus and performers, stars and scholars bring to fore many hidden gems to light. Legendary gurus, dancers and writers add lustre to this much performed, but less popularly learnt style from south-eastern coastal region of India. Activist-artiste Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant, a Padamshri and SNA awardee, who is also a senior bureaucrat of Andhra, guest-edits the compilation. Prof.Pappu Venugopal Rao, Nataraja Ramakrishna's ace disciple Kala Krishna, Vempati guru family and students; Shobha Naidu, Raja Radha Reddy, Ratna Papa, Rajam, Prema, Kamala Reddy, Rajalaskhmi Seth, A.N.Seshan,  Manju Bhargavee's students, Vyjayanthi Kashi, Mallika Sarabhai, Anuradha Jonalgadda, Uma Rao, Jayarama Rao, Veenamurthy, Arunima Kumar and many younger upcoming talents like Purvadhansree, Amrita Lahiri, Gururaj, Payal Ramchandani and Yamini Reddy have contributed to make this issue wholesome. Rare materials from the MOHAN KHOKAR DANCE COLLECTION - never seen before - enhance the issue with snippets on Yamini Krishnamurthy, Korada Narasimha Rao, Arudra, Kuchipudi village itself.

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attendance 2013

attendance turns 15! 15 years of bringing out India's only yearbook on dance that has served history and heritage. Given news and views. Platformed books, ideas, seminars that have mattered. attendance has been made compulsory in most university libraries worldwide as India's only authoritative yearbook, full of information and factual data. We have helped platform marginalised forms like Chhau or states like Gujarat. We have pushed the boundaries for reviving male solo dancing through Purusha issue and festivals and seminar, now being copied by other cities. Five new only male-specific Purusha dance festivals have started since (Madras, Bhubaneswar, Bombay, Baroda and Bangalore, even Malaysia) since our issue came out few years ago. Gujarat issue brought out ten years was first focus on the State. Traditions of the East brought many languishing forms and traditions of north-east to the fore.

15th anniversary issues has a Guest Editor in Ahmadabad based drama and dance writer S.D.Desai, who has put together this issue, to which numerous long-term associates and writers have contributed on main topic that concerns us today: Classical Dance & Modern Times. See CONTENT PAGE for details of each article. ORDER NOW BEFORE STOCKS FINISH! NOT A SINGLE OLD ISSUE IN STOCK LEFT. Become Member of Dance History Society (click on link above under the Opening Para of Main Page of this Site) and get attendance free!

 

attendance 2012

attendance 2012 celebrates 8 women dancers - hence the new Ashtanayikas! - who have distinguished themselves with consummate artistry, sincerity of purpose and commitment of over 40 years, to their muse. They have been selfless in pursuit of excellence in their form and not taken to sensless innovation just to sound and look different. They have ability to do a full margam properly and hence have not resorted to thematic depictions on environment or gender-bender issues, that in any case are part of our traditional and even classical cultural scape (Kalidasa's Meghadootam being a classic example). They have inspired youngsters and motivated audiences. They continue to do meaningful work in contemporary times and are our best ambassadors of art.

Additionally, attendance 2012 contains all regular features: an annual round-up of who did what and where; awards; titles; seminars; books; Ph.Ds; regional coverage through Diaries written by local authorities and alas, obits.

           

Printed on German matte paper, hardbound and dust-jacketed, choc-o-block with information, attendance also has an annual round-up, new stars on dance scene and old greats. Do get a copy early as no old stock available, showing its popularity and outreach. Established writers and critics have done indepth interview with each featured dancer and the issue is presold half stock to Dance History Society members (fill form by clicking on link above DANCE HISTORY SOCIETY OF INDIA).

Send cheque/draft for Rs.1000/- favouring “attendance” and get a copy free with your membership and attend 6 Dance DISCourses and an annual convention in Bangalore on Dec 10th. Else, get your individual copy for Rs.700/- (Rs.500/- for students, with proof from guru/institution).

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