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Leela Venkataraman

Artistes pay homage to a phenomenon called Balasaraswati: The great dancer

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

Manodharma: Evocative abhinaya of the inner dancer… a world beyond teaching

Abhinaya comprising gestures and facial expressions was never intended to be a structured part of the dance.

04 Jun 2019 12:51 AM

Performers enthral at Natya Vriksha’s International Dance Day celebration

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

When Tamil became the voice of the heart in the Spring Festival of Music & Dance at IIC

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

Music and dance intertwine at Nehru Park as classical arts invite onlookers

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

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Bhagat Singh to Buddha: Dance, theatre mix in out-of-the-box presentations

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

Paying homage to Shiva, king of dancers, with performances in different traditions

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

Scintillating Dhauli Kalinga, and its historic message of duty and peace

Vadya Vani BBSR presented a tala vadya display with musician Ramahari as conductor and mardal expert Dhaneswar Swain’s rhythmic designing.

21 Feb 2019 12:53 AM

Men break gender barrier in Bharatanatyam

Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai taught male dancers like U.S. Krishna Rao and the Indo-Burmese world-famous dancer Ram Gopal .

07 Feb 2019 12:49 AM

Rukmini Devi’s Ramayana series: an evergreen legacy

Whoever may come, Rukmini Devi’s magnum opus will remain a benchmark in the arena of creative work.

16 Jan 2019 1:10 AM

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Moving frames during Markazhi: A divine time for music and dance

Moving river art reflects in its entirety different streams, as the modern paintings all round the gallery show.

01 Jan 2019 1:05 AM

Unusual fare of aboriginal tales

Having toured seventy countries during its 29 year old history the performance had a handsome audience.

18 Nov 2018 12:18 AM

Dance practitioners churn out issues through deliberation

Guru/Dancer Bhaswati Misra felt that more attention was needed on how whatever text a dancer chose, was being visualized in the dance.

15 Nov 2018 1:25 AM

A Bharatanatyam weave of threads spun by 2 Indian visionaries

A commendable effort! What the production urgently needs is some drastic editing, to trim it.

11 Oct 2018 12:48 AM

When a dancer becomes the dance

Creation has its elementary beginnings in sound, which slowly evolves its vibrations covering the entire expanse of space with man.

26 Sep 2018 1:33 AM

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Immersed in the actor’s evoked world between the imagined and the real

For such well set up event, introductions with basic terms like Choodamani and Panchavati mispronounced was disconcerting.

11 Sep 2018 12:09 AM

Heralding forty years of teaching in dance

A rhythmic sequence woven to syllables ‘Aham/Param’ introduce Shiva’s Nirguna form.

28 Aug 2018 5:49 AM

Takeaways from looking back to move forward

The crowning part was having Kamalini Dutt speak on what the term guru meant and how it had been devalued.

14 Aug 2018 12:12 AM

What the Bharatanatyam arangetram signifies

Tara tends to keep heels grounded while doing the ‘Kudittumettu’ toe/heel step.

31 Jul 2018 12:43 AM

Dance legend Ramli Ibrahim’s Odissi on High creates a buzz

Odissi with its sensuous creeper like bodily deflections has largely, in sculpture and dance, been represented through the female body.

17 Jul 2018 1:22 AM

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