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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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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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Melattur: Tale of Two Lands

Melattur: Tale of Two Lands

Two stalwart performing artistes in south India died in mid-October. A peek at Shobha Naidu and S Natarajan alongside the link between Kuchipudi and Bhagavatha Mela