“Upaj” saw three fine dancers performing to Atul’s music in Jaijaiwanti, with added magic created through Gyandev Singh’s lighting.
04 Mar 2020 3:17 AM
How can Bharatanatyam live and breathe in a place where the cultural ecology is so different?
19 Feb 2020 2:21 AM
Purva Dhanashree’s discipline Vilasini Natyam (the dance of the Andhra Devadasi) regards the sensual and the spiritual as two sides of the same coin.
21 Jan 2020 3:29 AM
Myth with its emotions and moods, at the existentialist level, will remain relevant.
23 Dec 2019 4:58 AM
A grieving penitent Sugreev who blames “an enemy’s arrow”’ is in this theatre version, not aware that the fatal wound has come from Ram’s arrow.
03 Dec 2019 1:58 AM
Ragini credited the moulding of her dance sensibilities with the teachings of her mentors, and the oversight of her mother.
21 Nov 2019 2:17 AM
The familiar theme — and the scene of Sakuntala, trying to convince Dushyanta in a state of amnesia, that she is his wedded wife, was very moving.
06 Nov 2019 1:26 AM
Many more Ramlila productions have now commenced all over the capital.
24 Oct 2019 1:39 AM
The plot starts with Hidimbi, married to Bhima, procuring a magic mirror which reflected what the heart of the one looking into it desired.
08 Oct 2019 1:22 AM
Vani Vak-Devi Saraswati as portrayed by Bengaluru’s Praveen Kumar was a highlight.
12 Sep 2019 1:24 AM
Dancing inside the auditorium has been as common as dancing in a museum amidst artifacts, on the street, on a catwalk or on the Wall of China.
15 Aug 2019 1:50 AM
Bharata’s Natya Shastra sowed the seeds of knowledge in dramaturgy and the Rasa theory of aesthetics.
01 Aug 2019 1:19 AM
Lalgudi Jayaraman’s thillana in mand ushered in the concluding moments of the well-rounded performance.
18 Jul 2019 12:51 AM
The singing, the Nattuvanar’s Jati recitation with the dancer’s rendition through movement, all in simultaneity, have to find perfect synchronisation.
12 Jun 2019 1:08 AM
Abhinaya comprising gestures and facial expressions was never intended to be a structured part of the dance.
04 Jun 2019 12:51 AM
The curtain-raiser at 9 am had over a hundred enthusiastic dancers participating in the Body and Movement workshop conducted by Santosh Nair.
14 May 2019 1:07 AM
The Tillana brought in the spirit of pure joy, with the Mangalam based on Saint Thirunavukkarasar, set in Ragam Surutti.
02 May 2019 1:27 AM
Inspired expressions from Indian performing arts and visual arts have kept alive and reinvented the heroines from our great epics.
15 Apr 2019 12:32 AM
Bhagat Singh senses a hidden melancholia beneath this joi de vivre, with a deep involvement in love stories ending in tragedy.
01 Apr 2019 11:47 PM
The festival of Maha Shivaratri becomes an especially auspicious occasion for many dancers to pay homage to the Lord of Dance.
12 Mar 2019 1:53 AM