Mudra in Kathakali: In Conversation with Kalamandala V.R. Venkitaraman
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Mudra in Kathakali: In Conversation with Kalamandala V.R. Venkitaraman

in Interview
Published on: 09 October 2018

Surangama Lala Dasgupta

Surangama Lala Dasgupta has been a passionate dancer since childhood. A gold medalist in Sangeet Praveen (Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad), she also holds a Masters degree in Psychology. Through the years she has brought together psychology and Kathak to create a new genre of performing arts. She believes that performing arts has a therapeutic effect on human well-being. Her focus is to bring about peace and harmony through her various innovative dance renditions.

Kathakali artist Kalamandala V.R. Venkitaraman on the relevance of mudra in Kathakali and other Indian classical dance forms.