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Vasundhara Doraswamy’s Yoga Guide for Dancers

Vasundhara Doraswamy’s Yoga Guide for Dancers

Vasundhara Doraswamy, renowned guru and exponent of Bharatanatyam and yoga, is a torchbearer of  Pandanallur style of the art form. India Art Review will be publishing her weekly column on ‘Yoga Guide for Dancers’ every Friday. Over the past five decades and more Dr Vasundhara Doraswamy has turned a phenomenon in the Indian classical dance...

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Remembering Kalamandalam Satyabhama

Remembering Kalamandalam Satyabhama

 Padma Shri Kalamandalam Satyabhama was instrumental in the revival of Mohiniyattam, and her contributions serve as the base for the Kalamandalam style of the art form. Today is her sixth remembrance day. When late poet Vallathol Narayana Menon tried to revive the lasya tradition of Mohinyattam, his attempts were considered ‘unethical’ by the prudish owing...

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Vintage Vignettes: VSN on T.K Rangachary

Vintage Vignettes: VSN on T.K Rangachary

T.K Rangachary was best known for his clear citation of words in a field where music was always considered more important than words, wrote V. S. Namboothiripad, Kerala’s first music critic, in 1954.

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Vintage Vignettes: V.S.N on Palghat Rama Bhagavather

Vintage Vignettes: V.S.N on Palghat Rama Bhagavather

Palghat Rama Bhagavather, a Carnatic musician with an unquenchable thirst for Carnatic music, was noted for beautifully rendering rare and common ragas in his own style, wrote V. S. Namboothiripad, Kerala’s first music critic in 1954. Palghat Rama Bhagavather, who is still popular in the realm of Karnatic music, is above sixty. He is one...

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Yog Darshan: A Musical Journey into the History of Yoga

Yog Darshan: A Musical Journey into the History of Yoga

Indo-American musician and scholar Dr Kanniks Kannikeswaran’s 25-minute video Yog Darshan – The Story of Yoga, traces a comprehensive history of yoga in India through music and visuals, with detailed literary references to yoga found in Sanskrit and Tamil texts.

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Odissi Dance Production

Odissi Dance Production

Celebrating the 75 years of India’s Independence and Shree Krishna Janmashtami, Utsav Educational and Cultural society conducts an online odissi dance presentation – ‘Matsaya Avatar’ by renowned Odissi dancer and guru Padmashree Ranjana Gauhar and her team on August 28, 29 at 7 PM. The event will be live cast on YouTube and Facebook