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Being a Dancing Priest Comes with Obvious Hurdles- Part 11

Being a Dancing Priest Comes with Obvious Hurdles- Part 11

Rising fundamentalism and communal hatred have created many hurdles on my path as a dancing priest. But an artist is a universal individual and is a brand ambassador of peace and human unity.  The most difficult thing in dance is the training. It is strenuous and demanding. Most of us are not ready to undergo...

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How the documentary on dance guru C V Chandrasekhar was born

How the documentary on dance guru C V Chandrasekhar was born

The documentary, ‘Nrithya Gandharva – Prof. C. V. Chandrasekhar, His Art & Life’, sketches the life of dance guru, choreographer and musician C.V. Chandrasekhar. A detailed description of its making. It was in the year, 2000, I first met legendary dancer and choreographer Padmabhushan Guru C V Chandrasekhar. I had heard a lot about this...

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Lasyotsavam

Lasyotsavam

Lasya Akademi of Mohiniyattam in association with Ministry of culture, Govt of India presents Lasyotsavam, an online festival which will be streamed online on February 13-15, 2021 at 7PM. Mohiniyattam Guru, Kalamandalam Hymavathy will inaugurate the dance festival. Feb 13 – Mohiniyattam solo- Annie Sajayan and Mayurbhanj Chhau and Bharatanatyam duet- Rakesh Sai Babu and...

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Gurusmaranam

Gurusmaranam

Sangeet Natak Akademi, National Akademi of Music Dance and Drama presents ‘Antharang’- Gurusmaranam, a tribute to gurus Dr. V. Raghavan & T Balasaraswati by Nandini Ramani, Bharatanatyam exponent and Akademi awardee in conversation with Bharatanatyam dancer Roja Kannan. On February 9, Tuesday at 5 PM. To watch click here

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Shabari: Vasundhara Doraswamy’s latest Bharatanatyam solo

Shabari: Vasundhara Doraswamy’s latest Bharatanatyam solo

Mysore’s VPAC studded its recent five-day festival with a grand climax when veteran Vasundhara Doraswamy presented her latest production ‘Shabari’, featuring the tribal devotee of Rama. Septuagenarian dancer Vasundhara Doraswamy came up recently with a solo Bharatanatyam performance, ‘Shabari’, entertaining audiences. Spanning 75 minutes, Vasundhara’s latest choreographic production, focuses on the mythological tribal woman Shabari,...