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Kathak

Kumudini Lakhia, dancer who gave the body of Kathak a new mind

“Upaj” saw three fine dancers performing to Atul’s music in Jaijaiwanti, with added magic created through Gyandev Singh’s lighting.

04 Mar 2020 3:17 AM

Names like nachnewali, tawaif... unfair to the artist

Most of these singers were trained in classical music by well-known doyens of Hindustani classical music.

22 Jan 2020 6:33 AM

Dancing back in time

A dance fest that pays homage to Indian and Persian cultures through Kathak.

17 Jan 2020 12:48 AM

Dancing for a cause

A performance piece uses Kathak and theatre to highlight the impact of harmful chemicals used in textile production.

05 Nov 2019 6:35 AM

Dancing Waters: Speaking of water conservation with Kathak and drums

The best part of the composition was the blend of drums and instruments like the violin, tabla, guitar and sitar with Kathak.

26 Sep 2019 1:58 AM

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Faqeer Nimaana: Shah Hussain’s poems presented as music & dance by a quartet

There is always a buzz when it is announced that Beej and Sanjukta Wagh will be presenting a new work.

17 Sep 2019 1:16 AM

Watch: Jacqueline Fernandez's Kathak dance will leave you surprised

The Bollywood diva who is known to have mastered a number of western dance forms has recently put her foot in Kathak.

07 Sep 2019 4:22 PM

From street to Olympics

With breakdancing on the brink of being a part of the Summer Olympics, breakers and other dancers have good reason to cheer.

07 Jul 2019 2:34 AM

Vaani Kapoor takes Kathak classes for Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Shamshera'

Sanjay Dutt plays the merciless nemesis of Ranbir in the project.

25 Mar 2019 12:19 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

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Rhythm speaks

The original score for the show was composed by Jayanta Banerjee and Carmen Staaf.

27 Feb 2019 1:26 AM

Tales from Jaipur

Kathak is the dance of storytellers and Jaipur Gharana has much to narrate as one traces the Gangani family.

11 Feb 2019 6:21 AM

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

Singapore’s Avinav Mukharji: The rising star of Kathak

Dance is a field that needs total dedication and determination and I am sure you will agree with me if I say that this commitment lasts a lifetime.

01 Oct 2018 12:31 AM

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Kohinoor — A movie on stage

Based on the facts around Kohinoor, the world’s most celebrated diamond, which was premiered on the world music day.

25 Sep 2018 12:25 AM

Revisiting Nrityagram: A dream village for dance

Protima left Mumbai in 1989 to start the dance village.

17 Sep 2018 6:55 AM

Not a choreographer, but a social activist

In international dance forms, there are no ghungaroos. But I believe that there are many people who are like ghungaroos.

29 Aug 2018 1:11 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

The romance of unsung song

It reads like a melancholic and over-romantic story replete with imagery out of Rusva’s Umrao Jaan.

28 Jun 2018 2:08 AM

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