Tag: Indian classical dance

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  • Dancer Geeta Chandran trains eyes on ‘Bhakti’ for Bharatanatyam

    Dancer Geeta Chandran trains eyes on ‘Bhakti’ for Bharatanatyam

    Asked about her upcoming performance, she said that the solo Bharatanatyam recital will answer a question she herself has asked herself: As an urban, urbane, educated dancer and artist, what is my Bhakti story?

    July 1, 2019
  • A vast ocean is still lying unexplored: Kathak exponent Uma Sharma

    A vast ocean is still lying unexplored: Kathak exponent Uma Sharma

    In an interview, Uma Sharma speaks about her innovative contributions to the classical dance form and projects that are yet to be accomplished

    May 11, 2019
  • Sonali Loomba — going beyond cultural barriers with Kathak

    Sonali Loomba — going beyond cultural barriers with Kathak

    Sonali Loomba started the very first Kathak School in Utah, Salt Lake City, in 2016. She calls it ‘Kaladharaa Dance School’

    April 20, 2019
  • Dance – An Unrivalled Remedy

    Dance – An Unrivalled Remedy

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

    September 3, 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
  • Epitome of creative dynamism

    Epitome of creative dynamism

    Guru Gopinath died in October 1987 while enacting the role of Dasaratha in the famous scene of bidding farewell to his son Rama. It was a fitting end to a great son of India who spent his life for the cause of the performing arts. To mark the 30th year of his passing, I pay …

    November 4, 2017
  • Monsoon splendour

    Monsoon splendour

    With an aim to encourage young talents, the India International Centre (IIC) has devised a few annual events like the Spring, Summer and Monsoon Festivals to showcase young musicians and dancers on a regular basis. Their annual dance festival, Varsha Ritu, presented solo and duet performances in Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi styles on two …

    July 27, 2017
  • Epitome of grace

    Epitome of grace

    Who can forget the mesmerising magic of Manipuri dance presentations by the world-renowned Jhaveri sisters, pioneers in popularising the dance form globally? Ranjana Jhaveri, the second of the four Jhaveri sisters, who epitomised gentle grace and electrifying elegance, passed away recently. Soft-spoken, self-effacing and down to earth, Ranjana would be ready to sacrifice anything for …

    January 26, 2017