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Sharon Lowen

Temples & dance history: The who, what, when and where of Kathak

In temples that the authors visited, they saw performers who were able to interact and improvise with the devotees to expound the stories

14 Aug 2022 12:05 AM

Sharon Lowen | Friendship in the time of Covid

From the time of our first lockdown, I felt no urge for long phone conversations with friends who were coping in familiar ways

06 Feb 2022 3:01 AM

Sharon Lowen | View from the Covid cocoon

The inspiration came from an idea to scan my daughter’s childhood photos for a digital birthday gift as I couldn’t give a physical present

31 Jan 2021 12:19 AM

Wendy Jehlen of Anikaya brings together some very skilled and powerful dancers

The metaphor of people in migration, including refugees, mirrors our journeys as humanity creating communities over eons.

25 Feb 2020 3:10 AM

Bhavana Reddy shines in signature item of father

For many decades, Raja Reddy’s Shiva’s Dance was a showstopper across the globe.

10 Feb 2020 1:32 AM


Bharat Sharma: Moving Indian modern dance’s vision forward

The trajectory of modern and contemporary dance in India has travelled in many directions and loop-de-loops over the years.

27 Jan 2020 1:41 AM

Dancing with the braves at Nagas’ iconic annual Hornbill Festival

Dance is an incredible vehicle of expression and a wonderful entree into culture.

18 Dec 2019 2:14 AM

Sonal Mansingh’s Appa Deepo Bhava: Women in Buddha’s life

The exceptionally fine supporting music was composed by Pandit Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao de Haas.

19 Nov 2019 12:59 AM

With Tandav, Samba, T.M. Krishna... This is the arts festival I wouldn’t miss

Delhi is the only world capital where the best of national and international performances are open to all, free of charge.

07 Oct 2019 2:03 AM

Artistes provide a fitting tribute to the great Kelubabu’s role in resurrecting Odissi dance

The aesthetics and organisation of the festival both on and off stage were impeccable, with excellent public and private, national and local support.

01 Oct 2019 2:37 AM


Jean Erdman, a legend & pioneer, combined together dance & myth

Jean Erdman is a magical, pioneering legend whose name I would guess doesn’t ring a bell for many of you.

24 Sep 2019 1:07 AM

It’s yoga all the way, says book that deconstructs Indian classical dance

In relating the third limb of yoga, the asanas, to dance, we are told how body positions transform us spiritually.

29 Aug 2019 12:51 AM

How is Indian classical dance viewed abroad? Some answers

The place and impact of India’s dance traditions throughout the world is obviously a vast subject covering space and time.

03 Jul 2019 1:09 AM

Sharan Rani, popularly known as ‘Sarod Rani’: A modern-day Mira

Though she could easily afford to travel first class, she accepted second class tickets from organisers without a murmur and never asked for a car.

28 May 2019 12:55 AM

Artistes pay tribute to Pulwama martyrs who ‘gave their today for our tomorrow’

The dancers had been asked to present 3-4 minutes of abhinaya without costume and bring recorded music.

08 Apr 2019 1:08 AM


Anticipating a rare treat for rasikas: Rango’ntaratma

The journey begins from the formless and unfolds in various forms accessible to sensory perceptions.

25 Mar 2019 1:07 AM

India looks to address the fine lines around #MeToo in dance

Individuals may need someone to go to for advice as well as steps to deal with problems.

19 Feb 2019 12:22 AM

A dance performance that asks, ‘How fictitious is a border actually?’

Boundaries and borders are front and centre in our own lives as well as for countless refugees.

11 Dec 2018 12:15 AM

Skilled dance teacher Richard Chen See offers Indians a chance to learn

Richard was fortunate to be born in the era when classical and modern dance animosity was ending.

27 Nov 2018 12:56 AM

Dancing into eternity: Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra

Much has already been written about him and many of the images captured by dance photographer Avinash Pasricha have become iconic.

05 Nov 2018 4:52 AM