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classical dance

An insight into the minds of dancers, particularly the young ones

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

Dance like a man

Malaysian Odissi dancer Ramli Ibrahim brings his much revered performance Odissi on High to the bay.

09 May 2019 5:41 AM

Western dance forms not an art but a lifestyle choice for Indians

International Dance Day: Abandoning the classical dance forms to jazz thing up.

29 Apr 2019 10:39 AM

Dancers enthrall kids from Himachal Pradesh with lessons

Representing the Odissi tradition was the iconic Sujata Mohapatra, at 50 one of the youngest recipients of the Sangeet Natak Akademi award.

15 Apr 2019 12:10 AM

High on emotions

A dialogue between like-minded classical dance forms.

07 Mar 2019 12:05 AM


A dancer’s view through the lens after 45 years in India

Same was the case in Manipur, in the far northeastern corner of India, was closed to foreigners and most Indians.

14 Aug 2018 12:12 AM

The first enchantress

Indrani Rahman’s family background was very interesting as she had Indian and American blood.

27 Mar 2018 1:37 AM

Time to reclassify Chhau as classical?

What seemed a straightforward way of explaining a few basics of this traditional performing art genre sparked a fair amount of excitement.

07 Mar 2018 2:42 AM

Classical dance fest at Gaiety Theatre

Every evening will feature only 1 main artist; preceeded by a short piece by local dancers.

06 Mar 2018 1:51 AM

Breaking the dancing mould

A lone warrior who defies gender, racial and hegemonic stereotypes of classical dance, Guru Manu’s life is a textbook.

12 Feb 2018 6:49 AM


Controlling the body while dancing

A dancer with good body control looks stronger in their footwork and knowledge of dance.

12 Dec 2017 6:26 AM

Is good, good enough in dance?

Mastering dance is a process without end. The Padmavibhushans of the dance world believe that they always remain learners.

12 Dec 2017 6:24 AM

Bharatanatyam dancer Unnath Hasaan making his mark

Unnath Hasaan is an artist at Dooradarshan and has directed many dance ballets and choreographed various dance repertory in Bharathanatyam.

24 Oct 2017 12:49 AM

The torch bearers of classical dance

Today’s torch bearers are the epitomes that have taken the baton forward with responsibility and competence.

12 Sep 2017 1:02 AM

The many joys of conducting a dance workshop

It is a fertile ground watered by sinking into the ground of one discipline while tasting the various fruits of the cultural garden.

13 Jun 2017 3:05 AM


Contagious enthusiasm, admirable professionalism at dance festival

A milestone like this was an opportunity to bring together a celebration of Sonal’s iconic contributions to Indian arts traditions.

16 May 2017 2:03 AM

Traditions need modern touch-ups

The eight nayikas represent eight different states (avastha) in relationship to her hero or nayak.

13 Apr 2017 5:40 AM

Never the twain shall meet?

There is no doubt that the basic techniques of classical dance can be mastered.

04 Apr 2017 1:58 AM

Celebrating Indian traditions

The CICD is among the earliest cultural institutions established in Delhi by Dr Sonal Mansingh.

28 Mar 2017 12:24 AM

Fest gives expression to ancient dances

The act is timely as it shows the fragility of human beings amidst tumultuous social changes.

28 Mar 2017 12:24 AM