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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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Kalamandalam John: Kerala’s Lone Christian Kathakali Artist Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Kalamandalam John: Kerala’s Lone Christian Kathakali Artist Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Winner of the much-coveted A D Boland Gold medal in Kalamandalam, John is the ambassador of Kathakali being a globe-trotting guru teaching, lecturing and performing the world over.  Though stories excerpted from Ramayana and Mahabharata form the core of Kathakali plays, since the early days of Kerala Kalamandalam there have been attempts to produce plays...

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