Guru M V Narasimhachari Dance exponent

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#1 Guru M V Narasimhachari Dance exponent

Post by thanjavooran » 20 Aug 2015, 08:52

Guru Sriman M V Narasimhachari 74 Dance exponent passed away on 19 08 2015
Mourned by Kala Samarpana Foundation
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Ref today's Hindu dt 20 08 2015
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#2 Re: Guru M V Narasimhachari Dance exponent

Post by rshankar » 20 Aug 2015, 10:25

That is very sad news indeed!
Condolences to his family and disciples! May his soul RIP!
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Post by pattamaa » 20 Aug 2015, 10:27

condolences...
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Post by Nick H » 20 Aug 2015, 16:38

I understand that he guided my guruji in the techniques of playing for dance in the early years of his career. I have seen him sing a couple of times, once in London, when I was still there, and, only a year or two ago, here in Chennai.

Very sad to hear of his death.
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#5 Re: Guru M V Narasimhachari Dance exponent

Post by ajit » 24 Aug 2015, 18:47

Very sad.. I was fortunate to accompany his singing for dance. Condolences.

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Post by thanjavooran » 28 Aug 2015, 08:49

A kindred soul. Tributes by Shri VP Dhananjayan
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 587773.ece
Hindu dt 28 08 2015
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Post by Nick H » 28 Aug 2015, 09:09

Announced at the end of that tribute...
Special homage

A memorial/ condolence meeting is to be held on September 3, 6 p.m., at Kalakshetra’s Rukmini Arangam. It has been jointly organised by several cultural organisations, friends, and connoisseurs, admirers and students of Natyacharya Narasimhachari.
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#8 Re: Guru M V Narasimhachari Dance exponent

Post by Nick H » 05 Sep 2015, 02:33

I attended the memorial function at Kalakshetra.

It was sombre, but also celebratory. It was beautifully produced and presented. I hardly knew Sri Narasimhachari, but I feel it was a fitting, dignified and artistic tribute.

I saw my mridanagm guruji, Balachandar, from London, a week or so previously. He told me, almost in tears, that he would not be be able to play as he does today had it not been for Narasimhachari. I have never seen him so moved except by the death of his own father. I think he had worked with him since the very beginning of his dance-accompaniment career, which means, from his very early teens.

Narasimhachari came to London BVB one year in the late '90s as a visiting teacher and spent some time with us in the mridangam class. He gave a wonderful vocal concert while he was there. It was to be just one more time, a year or two ago, that I was to see him sing again, here in Chennai. In the mean time, not being a dance goer, I had failed to keep in touch and might have been justly rebuked by him, but, after the concert, he greeted me, as a long-lost friend, with pure warmth.
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