In this video, we visit a dancer’s battle with cancer. This is Smisha Arun, a dancer, choreographer, and theatre artist diagnosed with cancer at 33. Like anybody else, she, too, was initially terrified with the diagnosis. However, she decided to fight the disease and live life on her own terms. Despite the tremendous pain the disease caused, along with the bouts of depression, social and financial issues, she never gave in. Her grit and determination to defeat the disease have helped her to be a cancer survivor.
She is indeed a woman of substance, and her advice to us is to stay positive and discover all our possibilities even in adverse situations. On this occasion of National Cancer Awareness Day, NatyaSutra is proud to partner with an artist of such incredible grit and perseverance.
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Guru Dr Pali Chandra shows how the varied moods and madness of Radha in the 12th prabandh, song Pashyati Dishi Dishi (Natha Hare Jagannatha Hare), of Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda can be presented in Kathak. Through Explanations, Interpretations, Teaching and Performance, she shows a range of choreographic moves, inspired by her reading of Natyasastra and Abhinaya Darpana, and also suggests improvisations .