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  • Delving deep into aesthetics

    Delving deep into aesthetics

    Bharatnatyam gurus Shantha and VP Dhanajayan conducted an edifying workshop where intricate nuances of the dance form were expertly etched.

    June 9, 2018
  • Following in the master’s footsteps

    Following in the master’s footsteps

    Guru Thankamani Kutty’s seminal institution and its illustrious students gave connoisseurs much reason to cheer.

    May 19, 2018
  • Pushing the boundaries

    Pushing the boundaries

    In a bid to encourage young talents, Dance Drishtikon 10x10 and IIC’s Double Bill provided a platform to upcoming dancers. A review by Manjari Sinha.

    May 17, 2018
  • Laced with wondrous subtlety

    Laced with wondrous subtlety

    Legendary performers and their masterful creations were the order of the day at a few dance celebrations.

    March 31, 2018
  • Remarkable renditions

    Remarkable renditions

    Divya Trilogy conceptualised by Usha RK — a believer in “art for art, art for life and art for self” — was held on three consecutive days and showcased by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation. It was a cultural outreach programme held at Sardar Mahadeo Balwant Natu Sabhagriha in Pune. It was a Sucheta...

    March 17, 2018
  • ‘The experience of living is what dance is’

    ‘The experience of living is what dance is’

    As she starts to talk about what dance means to her and how she sees the world of movement, veteran dancer Daksha Sheth’s eyes sparkle. At 66, Sheth has already been dancing more than 50 years. First being introduced to dance through Kathak, she learnt the classical dance form from Kumudini Lakhia. After 20 years...

    March 11, 2018
  • Dance of Depravity

    Dance of Depravity

    Education has hit the reefs once more. The terrible ordeal of one of the worst crimes has roiled the search for learning again and with a frequency that is direly sickening for a city that flaunts its progressive and libertarian credentials. Less than three months after a four-year-old lower primary student was molested in Kolkata’s...

    February 15, 2018
  • Ode to a Guru

    Ode to a Guru

    Debadhara Delhi recently presented the 10th Guru Debaprasad Nrutya Parampara in fond memory of the late Guru at the India International Centre.

    December 20, 2017
  • Avika gor shares how dance helps her

    Avika gor shares how dance helps her

    Actress Avika Gor considers dance to be a great way to express herself. “Dance helps me to express my moods. If I am sad, I let it all out through dancing and express myself to the fullest. It helps me to heal,” Avika said in a statement. The Balika Vadhu actress finds dancing refreshing. “Dance elevates...

    December 18, 2017
  • Delhi to host dance, music, theatre carnival in February

    Delhi to host dance, music, theatre carnival in February

    A blend of orchestra, electronic dance music (EDM) and hip hop performances by international and homegrown artistes is set to enthrall people here at Navrasa Duende Global Carnival from February 23 to 25. The three-day carnival will feature an array of musical, dance and theatrical performances along with events dedicated to literature, architecture and spiritual...

    December 12, 2017
  • Zumba dance may help improve quality of life

    Zumba dance may help improve quality of life

    A study was found that a Zumba-based fitness programme can improve the quality of life and emotional well being.

    December 2, 2017
  • Magic for children

    Magic for children

    The National School of Drama (NSD) is the only training institution of its kind in India. The 10th Bal Sangam Festival was held on its premises on 3-7 November this year, with a kaleidoscope of brilliant performing arts-related activities dedicated to children. The Theatre In Education Company (TIE Co) showcased 18 groups from all over...

    November 9, 2017
  • Enchanting renditions

    Enchanting renditions

    The age-old tradition of Guru and shishya was aesthetically etched during a three-day festival of music and dance in New Delhi.

    October 14, 2017
  • Multi-cultural heritage

    Multi-cultural heritage

    Celebrating Sankalp se Siddhi, the new India movement, the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) presented Rang Swadheenta, a four-day festival (20-23 August), showcasing the rich cultural traditions of Indian music, dance and drama from across the country, at the Meghdoot Auditorium. All the dance dramas presented at Rang Swadheenta, had the vibrant colours of freedom, like...

    August 31, 2017
  • Relevance of Geeta

    Relevance of Geeta

    On the eve of Janmashtami, the festival heralding the incarnation of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, Ramakrishna Mission, organised a unique dance presentation titled “Geetopadesham” on 13 August as part of the ongoing 150 th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Sister Nivedita in the Capital. The dance presentation was a unique ‘jugalbandi’ of two distinct Indian dance forms, Kathak of North India...

    August 24, 2017
  • An Avatar and festivities

    An Avatar and festivities

    There were long queues of viewers for Parashurama ~ The Axe-wielding Rama, presented by Kalavedi at the Shriram Centre last week. A mythological dance-theatre production by Shashidharan Nair in collaboration with the Indian Revival Group, the presentation was based on the legend of Parasurama, the sixth incarnation, or Avatar, of Vishnu, the story of a...

    August 24, 2017
  • For dancer Uma Sharma, kathak is all about Lord Krishna

    For dancer Uma Sharma, kathak is all about Lord Krishna

    If dance is about inspiration, then for renowned Kathak dancer Uma Sharma it has always been Lord Krishna who continues to motivate her. For the past 30 years, Sharma has been presenting the “raas leela” of Vrindavan through dance. “Kathak is ‘katha kahe so kathak kehlawa’; the dance form itself speaks of the stories associated...

    August 16, 2017