Shivani Varma

Kathak dancer Shivani Varma repurposes the dance form as commercial art to take it to less-rigorous watchers

Indian classical art forms such as dance and music, according to purists, are for traditionalists who can understand and appreciate the nuances, which the 36-year-old is now changing


A Kathak and an Odissi production premiere in the city this weekend

The two classical dance performances are based on particular themes

Bharatanatyam dancer-actress Rukmini Vijayakumar

Bharatanatyam dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar to perform in Bengaluru on November 7

Bharatanatyam dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar is a hard taskmaster when it comes to training herself or her students

Rukmini Vijayakumar

Raadha Kalpa Production’s new show, The Goddess premieres this weekend

The show, featuring dancers clad in classic blue, purple and orange bharatanatyam costumes, promises to be a mesmerising show

Artistes who will be performing at Natya Taringini’s Parampara festival

Natya Taringini’s Parampara festival to spotlight Raja Radha Reddy Troupe, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and other eminent artistes from India

The 26th edition of the dance and music festival will see performances of Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Sarod, and more

Suri Venkata Krishna Vara Prasad Deekshitulu

Nruthyadeekshalaya: The Gateway to Kuchipudi pays homage to Mahakavi Venkata Subbaiyer

Twenty Kuchipudi artists will be performing at the upcoming fifth annual dance programme, organised by Nruthyadeekshalaya

The Maya Dance Company at Secunderabad Club/ Instagram

Hyderabad’s Maya Dance Company illustrates stories Of Lord Rama through a Bharathanatyam Recital

Bhavana Gowri Penubolu, the principal choreographer of the company seeks to push the boundaries of the tradition of Indian dance forms and make the experience contemporary and immersive

Experience Dandiya nights in Hyderabad at these venues this year

Head to these places for memorable Dandiya nights in Hyderabad

The major attractions for the events include Garba, Dandiya, food courts, live music, contests and much more

Natya Tarangini students

Hyderabad's Natya Tarangini pays tribute to Kuchipudi 

Yamini Reddy pioneering the dance form speaks to us about her institute and more

Red Bull Dance Your Style

Bengaluru gears up for the second edition of Red Bull Dance Your Style

16 dancers from the southern region are set to battle for the four spots that would take them to the India Final  

Jainil Mehta

Dancer Jainil Mehta's New York Fashion Week act smashed gender stereotypes, one twirl at a time

He dazzled wearing an exquisite skirt-shirt ensemble in the opening act for designer Archana Kochhar 

Photograph by Ashwani Chopra

Meet the Delhiites keeping culture alive through dance, music and passion

A group of culturally passionate Delhiwallas that came into its own in a basement years ago is now bringing music and dance to audiences that appreciate India’s rich aesthetic heritage

Scenes from the production

Odissi and kathakali come together in Devjani Sen’s experimental production, Black and White

The production expects to mix two styles of dance, odissi and kathakali, to recount the stories of two powerful women in literature

Yamini Reddy

Natya Tarangini: Holding tight to what’s dear

There’s no stopping Kuchipudi dancer Yamini Reddy from  passing all that she has learnt to the next generation

Sharmila and her students

Sharmila Mukerjee’s Pravaha Dance Festival will feature a mix of odissi and bharatanatyam performances

The 10th edition of Pravaha Dance Festival is an ode to the late odissi legend and PadmaVibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.