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Dance Of The Bliss: Vilasini Natyam

Dance has been a part of her upbringing right from the childhood. Her mother and her first Bharatanatyam Guru Smt. Kamalini Dutt has learnt several dance forms and...

Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra’s ‘Krishna’

Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra’s annual dance-drama ‘Krishna’ is back. In its 42nd edition this majestic production on the life of Lord Krishna continues to...

Sakhi- A Friend And Beyond

Recently Sangeet Shyamala in association with Dr. Usha Rk had presented a unique and interesting dance feature “Sakhi – in praise of the friend”. सखे...

Kutiyattam: Ancient Yet Alive

It is debatable amongst scholars but it’s said, even Kathakali find its roots in all the ‘attams’ predominating its existence. Kutiyattam is one such form which is...

Home And The World

A male trans-national dancer from Australia pursuing Bharatnatyam as a profession in an increasingly rigid political, social, and cultural India; Christopher Gurusamy an...

I am ‘This’, I am ‘That’

Part 2 continues…. Placing contemporaneity in classical dance, Justin explains, “Something to remember is that throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Bharatanatyam...

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...

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...

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...

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...