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Bharatanatyam

Retaining the authentic flavours of Indian dance away from home

How can Bharatanatyam live and breathe in a place where the cultural ecology is so different?

19 Feb 2020 2:21 AM

Following the footsteps

Dancer Sharanya Chandran celebrates love and togetherness through her recent Bharatanatyam performance.

18 Feb 2020 1:19 AM

Travails of Lankan Tamils portrayed well

Swetha Pararajasingam’s show leaves audience teary-eyed.

15 Jan 2020 1:00 AM

A tale of two cities

A panel of cultural experts investigates the similarities between Madras and Mumbai through art and culture.

28 Aug 2019 12:48 AM

‘Escaping suppression not the solution’

A trained Western ballet and Bharatanatyam dancer, the writer is equally obsessed with making dance and love as central themes in many of his plays.

24 Jul 2019 12:09 AM

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Aloha Hawaii!!

Highly recommend the Kauai hindu monastery for its serenity, the Kayak & hike to secret falls.

26 May 2019 1:41 AM

Dance show ‘Veerbala’ depicts India’s warrior women alongside desh-bhakti

Usha RK got together four young dancers who presented portraits of India’s warrior women in a show titled ‘Veerbala’.

16 May 2019 1:26 AM

Artists’ take

Most Carnatic music practitioners are quite vocal about their political choices on social media.

12 May 2019 1:03 AM

Krishna Rao & Chandra leave behind a rich legacy of dance scholarship and practice

Born in December 1912, Krishna Rao took to dance seriously in 1939 and married U.K. Chandrabhaga Devi in February 1941.

26 Feb 2019 2:10 AM

Her dance of life

Sonal was the youngest recipient of Padma Bhushan in 1992 and in 2003, she became the first Indian woman dancer to be awarded Padma Vibhushan.

19 Feb 2019 1:39 AM

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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

Awarded Padma Shri for my talent; not physical differentiation: Narthaki Nataraj

Narthaki Nataraj became the first person from the trans community to receive a Padma Shri, the third highest civilian award in the country.

06 Feb 2019 12:34 PM

Magical Samapravaaha: A dance confluence to help Kerala

On the show day there were nearly 100 people backstage but there was not a single moment of negativity or feeling of competition.

24 Oct 2018 12:33 AM

Dancing for a cause

The dance festival organised by the Rasika Ranjani Sabha gives impetus to flowering talent in the field of Indian classical dance forms.

04 Oct 2018 12:30 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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Dancing against all obstacles

Mansiya V.P. is looking forward to her upcoming production that sees a fusion of Sufi music and Bharatanatyam.

13 Sep 2018 6:20 AM

Playing mind games

Attend the workshop at The Cuckoo Club, Mumbai on September 9, 10 am onwards.

06 Sep 2018 12:43 AM

Treading the difficult path of the arts

Culture is a part of a larger shared whole where each art is dependent on the other for its creative impulse.

23 Aug 2018 2:06 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

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