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bhavana_reddy

I am ‘This’, I am ‘That’

|| Shivah Shaktya yukto yadi bhavati Shaktah prabhavitum Na chedevam devo na khalu kushalah spanditumapi|| “Joined with Shakti (thyself), Lord Shiva is capable of...

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Carrying On The Kathak

Ragini Maharaj, born into the illustrious family of the Kalka-Bindadin Gharana, she has received her training from a very young age from her grandfather the Kathak...

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Susanskriti: Tracing Heritage Through Dance

There is a certain charm in the old. There is a reason why all that is classic or traditional stands the test of time. What one finds even further interesting is when...

Aniruddha Knight 4

Like A Breath Of Fresh Air

One walks into an auditorium, and hears the dancer singing with the orchestra and dancing too! What a treat to watch! Just like a breath of fresh air Aniruddha Knight...

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To Save Or Not To Save

The Indian subcontinent has had a long standing oral tradition history where śrutis from Vedas, epics like Mahabharata & Ramayana, to the ragas, the intricate...

Shivani Verma

Baithaks: A Relic or A Reality

The concept of proscenium stage and for that matter even furniture is a western concept. Indians by far and by large have always preferred to sit cross legged on the...

Mayuri Upadhya

Perplexing Passages of Patronage

Money is a Big Bad word in the world of Indian classical arts. Something which is so highly spiritual, is so deeply involved in religion, and is so divinely uplifting,...

Smt. Sharon Lowen

Transgressing Boundaries: A sketch of Guru Sharon Lowen

Padmavibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra said of Sharon Lowen in 1987, after accompanying her 22 performance Festival of India-USA tour, “She is now one of my five...

Bharatantyam choreographies by Justin Mccarthy (4)

Kendra Dance Festival

Kendra Dance Festival is back this year with new artists performing outside the Kendra domain for the first time. Every summer, Shobha Deepak Singh, Director of Shriram...

World Dance Day Special

A dancer’s expression

It is still very clear, the walk, the stairs, the second-floor flat and the girls dancing. Yes, memories never fade but this one lingers. I reminisce the moment and find...