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Parshwanath Upadhye’s Naga Mandala brings folk art forms of Northern Karnataka to the fore

The production blends the human and non-human worlds to present alternative points of view and depicts male chauvinism in rural India where society decides the fate of women

Published on 20th January 2023
Things to do in Chennai

DakshinaChitra's Pongal fest, movie releases and more: Take a look at what's happening in Chennai this weekend

From the release of the horror film M3GAN directed by Gerard Johnstone to DakshinaChitra's Pongal fest, this week has fun activities for you to enjoy

Published on 12th January 2023
The dancer, activist and new chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam, Mallika Sarabhai speaks to TNIE.(Photo | BP Deepu, EPS)

We have made our philosophies, religions so debilitated: Mallika Sarabhai

On a new mission, having taken charge as the chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam. TNIE catches up with the ace danseuse on her recent visit to Thiruvananthapuram

Published on 10th January 2023
Dancer-activist Sohini Roychowdhury

Dance therapist Sohini Roychowdhury hopes to spread awareness on Indian great cultural traditions

... With her recent book, Indian Stage Stories: Connecting Civilization - A Telling of the Story of the Indian Stage and How it Connects to the World

Published on 8th January 2023
Parshwanath Upadhye (centre)

Reflections of the society on stage

Ahead of their performances in the city, bharatanatyam dancers Parshwanath Upadhye and Rama Vaidyanathan talk about how art is a reflection of society

Published on 6th January 2023

Veteran Bharatnatyam guru Vandana Alase Hazra shares with us her alternative approach towards the dance form

Vandana not only practises widely as a solo artist but also collaborates with multi-disciplinary artists to create works of varied appeal and is a guest faculty at Rabindra Bharati University

Published on 30th December 2022
Debapriya Das

Debapriya Das talks about her shift from bharatanatyam to belly dancing

At her institute Nrityakosh in Bengaluru, the students are taught oriental dance, its traditional and classical forms and also its fusion formats.

Published on 30th December 2022
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

Published on 6th November 2022
Rukmini Chatterjee (Photo: IANS)

Diverse cultures give us 'big edge over others': Bharatnatyam dancer Rukmini Chatterjee

Bharatnatyam dancer Rukmini Chatterjee, who has performed globally and has lived in Paris for 25 years, feels that acquaintance with diverse cultures "gives us a big edge over others".

Published on 13th April 2019
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

Published on 3rd November 2022
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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

Published on 15th October 2022

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.

Published on 2nd September 2022
Mukesh Ambani, Radhika Merchant and Nita Ambani at Arangetram

Stars like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Ranveer Singh attend Radhika Merchant’s Arangetram hosted by Mukesh and Nita Ambani

Maharashtra tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray, former India cricketer Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge were also spotted at the function

Published on 7th June 2022
The event was part of the 75-week celebrations of India’s 75th year of Independence | Debadatta Mallick

Dance for the diamond jubilee

All this cultural extravaganza was heralded by many a dignitary gathered to appreciate this mammoth effort on part of the Ministry of External Affairs and Indian Council of Cultural Relations

Published on 23rd February 2022
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Rukmini Vijayakumar turns author with two brand new books on dance!

The celebrated danseuse has her hands full! With quite a few films up her sleeve, several dance videos ready for release and two new books — we catch up with Rukmini Vijayakumar to find out more…

Published on 20th January 2022

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