Kartik Fine Arts & Arangham Trust presented
Purush: The Global Dancing Male - Conference/Performance Conclave
December 18-22, 2013 Chennai


Reviews featured in Narthaki
Dancing Men
- Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant

Male moves
- Lalitha Venkat

An entire season in a few hours
- Dr. Annapoorna Kuppuswamy

Purush: Male Moves through the century
- Ashish Mohan Khokar

Of Heads and Tales
- Chitra Sundaram

The primacy of male and female energies in the Dancing Male
- Dr. Ketu H. Katrak

- Morning sessions
Dec 22: Mythos, Modernity & Masculinity

Dec 21:  The male body in film and on stage

Dec 20: Purush is the imagination, Prakriti is the reality?
- Kiran Rajagopalan

Identity crisis by Sooraj Subramaniam

Stories on a timeless night by Kaarthikeyan Kirubhakaran

- View more published previews, reviews, articles

Purush: a professional show
- VV Ramani, Sruti, March 2014

Purush finale
- Sukanya Kumar, sabhash.com

Purush Perspectives: 173 Chakkars
- Nandavana dance

Purush Perspectives: From the Archives
- Nandavana dance

Save dance from haze of orientalism
- Geeta Chandran, The New Indian Express, 16 February 2014
I was fortunate to attend the fabulous Purush Conference at Kartik Fine Arts in Chennai, meticulously curated by my good friend, dancer Anita Ratnam.

Boys with ankle bells
- Veejay Sai, tehelka.com, 22 Feb 2014, Issue 8 Volume 11
It takes a leap of faith to be a male dancer at a time when female dancers get all the name and fame.

Guys with ghungroos
- Malini Nair, The Times of India, Jan 19, 2014

PURUSH The Global Dancing Male (Review)
- Pulse

Slide shows
Dec 22, 2013

Dec 21, 2013


Dec 18, 19 & 20, 2013

- Pandit Birju Maharaj speaks on Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
- Thudumbattam & Therukoothu

Daily newsletter - Lalitha Venkat
Dec 22, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 20, 2013

Every day during the 5-day event, the Purush blog posted provocations for presenters and audiences to engage with and respond to. Readers are welcome to respond as well. Please email us at blog.purush@gmail.com
- 'Vulgarity is a perspective' - Hari Krishnan
- Gender/less: A conversation with Leela Venkataraman
- 'I am still a one-man army' - Astad Deboo
- Ruminations from Rustom
- Dance has been polarised...all bogus binaries - Navtej Johar
- Q and A with Pavitra Bhat
- A chat with Ramli Ibrahim


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