Archive | Bharathanatyam

22 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Emotions beyond gender

Emotions beyond gender – Archana Nathan Dancer Praveen Kumar, the recipient of the Ustad Bismillah Khan Award for Bharatanatyam, says exploring the male emotion has always fascinated him. Read his conversation with Archana Nathan, for The Hindu here. Almost always the object of much adulation and amour, Lord Krishna has never had to struggle too hard to […]

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25 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Technology takes over tradition

The entry of electronic tools has transformed the way classical arts have been taught, learnt and performed. The history of Indian classical music and dance spans a millennia and more. To date, the classical arts are revered by Indians as sources of spiritual experience, cultural expression and pristine entertainment. Till recently the system of teaching […]

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25 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

A freewheeling performance

A group of physically-challenged boys and girls stuns audience with flawless dances on wheelchairs While introducing an experimental dance production that fuses bharatanatyam and yoga, Syed Salahuddin Pasha pauses to look to his left and right. With a knitted brow and eyes that have turned into tiny slits, he appears to be watching out for […]

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09 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Impressions

V.P. Dhananjayan (Bharatanatyam exponent): This year, The Hindu’sspecial page on the Music Season covered various subjects. The articles by eminent persons on different subjects, such as arts education, were commendable. The reviews were refreshing with straight forward opinions. ‘Today’s Pick’ is a welcome column and acts as a useful guide to art enthusiasts coming to Chennai, especially for […]

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23 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

World is her stage

When her solo depiction of ‘Jatayu Moksham’ in the Ramayana that was set to the overtures of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was performed at the Festival of India in Russia, the media reported, “Padma Subrahmanyam has united soul of India with that of Russia.” Similarly her solo depiction of ‘Gajendra Moksham,’ set to the music […]

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