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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

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

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

Art transcending all boundaries

Tribute to late Guru Bipin Singh featured some talents from India along with the local dance schools.

02 Jul 2018 11:50 PM

Making a difference with Spic Macay

Epitomising Bharatanatyam grace and exceptionally communicative abhinaya, Priyadarshini Govind charmed the audience.

27 Jun 2018 3:13 AM


Group production in myriad flavours

The curtain went up with the dance narrative Meera which highlighted a woman’s fight for liberty and right to choose.

11 Jun 2018 1:01 AM

Debadhara’s guru shishya format a unique blend of art

Debadhara’s involved protocol of stage formalities, while very flattering, use up a lot of time.

22 May 2018 1:29 AM

Keeping Zohra’s enigma alive in her own style

The fourth annual Zohra Sehgal festival of Arts featured film, dance, music and theatre, all of which Zohra was involved in.

14 May 2018 12:14 AM

Young dancers festival does World Dance Day proud

She was helped by the musical team with Biju Venugopal’s melodious singing and Nandini providing violin support.

10 May 2018 1:26 AM

The impassioned yearning of a seeker for the divine

Conceived and choreographed by Bharatanatyam artist, Vaibhav Arekar, Naama Mhane is woven round Sant Naamdev’s spiritual awakening.

18 Apr 2018 2:14 AM