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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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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,...

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Dr Sunil Kothari (1933-2020): A Dancer Turned Art Critic

Dr Sunil Kothari (1933-2020): A Dancer Turned Art Critic

Culture historian and author Sunil Kothari was a living encyclopedia in the field of Indian dance. India lost one of its greatest dance scholars and cultural historians today when Sunil Kothari died, marking the end of a writing career of six decades that generated no less than 20 books and innumerable articles on the subcontinent’s...

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When Kathak and Lavani Find a Common Platform

When Kathak and Lavani Find a Common Platform

The classical dance Kathak and the Maratha folk dance Lavani share techniques, having met in one phase of Maharashtra’s cultural history. They can come on stage together. Exploring Kathak from the perspective of another art and culture brought me closer to the north Indian classical dance. I viewed Kathak through the prism of Maharashtra’s folksy...