Tag: classical dance

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  • Dance – An Unrivalled Remedy

    Dance – An Unrivalled Remedy

    Dance is one of the purest forms of self-expression, creativity and ingenuity.

    September 3, 2018
  • Unbridled visual grandeur

    Unbridled visual grandeur

    The tribal dance forms of Assam were showcased in all their colourful glory in Kolkata.

    May 26, 2018
  • International Dance Day 2018 | 5 lesser-known dance forms of India

    International Dance Day 2018 | 5 lesser-known dance forms of India

    “You live as long as you dance,” Soviet ballet and contemporary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev had famously said.

    April 29, 2018
  • An episode of classical affair

    An episode of classical affair

    The Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, ministry of culture, Government of India presented Parv Bharatiyam- a nine day festival of music and dance at its Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex in Salt Lake City, Kolkata, recently. They have showcased well known dancers, musicians and troupes brought out classical acts that included several classical dance forms and tribal songs. …

    January 12, 2018
  • Beacon of excellence

    Beacon of excellence

    With Shinjan Nrityalaya each and every occasion becomes a grand one. So it was with their annual show at Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata. The highlight of this year’s annual was Shinjan Nrityalaya’s new production Surya or the sun — a much venerated God — performed by their repertory members. The journey of its students from scratch …

    November 18, 2017
  • Elements of dance

    Elements of dance

    SAM, the Society for Music through Action and the Sangeet Nayak Pt Dargahi Mishra Sangeet Academy, Gurgaon, jointly organised a National Seminar and Dance Festival on 23 and 24 October respectively at the India Habitat Centre.The seminar was focused on the role of musicians, listeners, critics and sponsors in the development of music: positive or …

    November 2, 2017
  • Laced with mesmeric renditions

    Laced with mesmeric renditions

    The OMC Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival started with great fanfare at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, recently as connoisseurs and discerning audiences gathered in large numbers to witness it. The objective of organising this festival was to expose the audience of Odisha to the best classical music and dance, and also inspire the youth to internalise …

    September 16, 2017
  • In remembrance of a legend

    In remembrance of a legend

    On the 13th anniversary of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s mahaprayan (death), Odissi dancers across the world offered their sraddhanjali (tributes) through new productions as well as the great guru’s choreographic works.  I had the good fortune of attending the two-day long festival in the memory of the legend by his prime disciple and son, who is …

    July 28, 2017
  • Enriched dance forms

    Enriched dance forms

    The Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) organised Yoga Parva on the occasion of the International Yoga Day,featuring the diverse cultural expressions in the context of Yoga. The festival also presented some of India's performing and martial arts inspired by Yoga. Opening with auspicious Vedic chants, the three-day festival showcased martial arts like Kalaripayattu from Kerala; Malla-Khamb …

    June 28, 2017
  • Nature of love

    Nature of love

    Our classical dance forms are intrinsically a powerful language of expression and communication. The week gone by saw Sanchita Abrol, a young Kathak dancer and Gopika Varma, the renowned Mohiniyattam exponent, interpreting stories through their specific dance forms with absolute power and extreme sensitivity. Sanchita Abrol, the gifted disciple of Guru Shovna Narayan, presented Ghar …

    June 21, 2017
  • Supremely graceful and aesthetically appealing

    Supremely graceful and aesthetically appealing

    Bhav Shringar, the institute of Odissi Dance at Salt lake and Newtown, presented the seventh edition of its annual dance recital in Nazul Tirtha, Newtown recently. Odissi dancer Kavita Mishra, the founder of Bhav Shringar, and her students presented a beautiful evening of Odissi to dance lovers. Sangita Gosain, chief executive officer, Odissi Research Centre, …

    June 9, 2017
  • Diverse blend of delineations

    Diverse blend of delineations

    Katha Angika was a festival of dance and theatre, which celebrated five genres of Indian classical dance. The festival was rounded off with Kalaripayattu — an Indian martial art from the hoary past. In fact it finds mention in Sangam literature much of which has been lost. But let’s take a look at the four …

    March 10, 2017
  • Diverse blend of delineations

    Diverse blend of delineations

    Katha Angika was a festival of dance and theatre, which celebrated five genres of Indian classical dance. The festival was rounded off with Kalaripayattu — an Indian martial art from the hoary past. In fact it finds mention in Sangam literature much of which has been lost. But let’s take a look at the four …

    March 10, 2017
  • Divinity personified

    Divinity personified

    It was a fabulous week of dance, from Classical Kathak to traditional and contemporary performances. Kathak Kendra, the national institute of Kathak dance, celebrated its annual Kathak Mahotsava from 27 February to 1 March at Kamani Auditorium along with the morning sessions on “Baithaki Bhava” at the Kendra’s auditorium in Chanakyapuri. The Raza Foundation, in …

    March 8, 2017
  • Studded with exemplary choreography

    Studded with exemplary choreography

    The Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav in Odisha — held at the foothills of Dhauli with the Peace Pagoda built atop it by the Japanese in 1972 — has been a great cultural event ever since its inception in 2003. The site of the festival had seen the remarkable life-changing Kalinga War fought by Ashoka the Great, …

    February 24, 2017
  • Creator of dance

    Creator of dance

    In celebration of a Mahashivratri concert and 50 years of service to the field of classical dance, Padma Bhushan Raja-Radha Reddy perform at Natya Tarangini building premises in Saket. Raja-Radha Reddy are a legendary Kuchipudi dancing couple, gurus and choreographers. Their performances for over five decades globally have gained them a reputation of rare excellence …

    February 22, 2017
  • Reverence through graceful renditions

    Reverence through graceful renditions

    Radha Madhava Rang Rangi was a unique festival of classical dance, which celebrated the theme of the eternal love between Krishna and Radha. It was presented by Shatabdi Nrityayan at Prayas auditotium of Jalpaiguri with the support of the ministry of culture.  Trained in the Guru Deba Prasad genre of Odissi, talented dancer Shatabdi Mallick, …

    February 17, 2017