Gauri Diwakar, Aditi Mangaldas, GR Iranna, Sudarshan Shetty, Matt Ridley and the art of collaboration

22 January 2016 | E-Paper Home » Leisure » The Good Life Last Modified: Thu, Jan 21 2016. 06 18 PM IST What rehearsals tell you about an artist Rehearsals are a vicarious pleasure; a way of accessing the genius of performers without the pressure of a performance Shoba Narayan G.R. Iranna with his sculptures…

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Indian dance

Of all arts, dance is the one that encapsulates a country’s culture. I was thrilled to discover this link about Kamala here. My other dance connection is that I went to Women’s Christian College and Urmila Satyanarayana was my classmate. She is here. A dance questionnaire for dancers and critics The most important thing in…

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Kathak Maya Rao

I just loved attending this function. How Kathak breached the north-south divide At last week’s book release function of Maya Rao: A Lifetime In Choreography, held at the ITC Windsor, Bangalore, the stars were all in attendance. There was Vimala Rangachar, who headed the Crafts Council of Karnataka, in a rare shimmering Patola sari; Girish…

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Bangalore Dance

For Silk Road. May 2014 issue KA0514_p058-061_Bengalura dance

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Performance Art

Classical and folk dances are the best way to connect to your culture– my view. Why a dance is worth a thousand words Seeing dance from an audience perspective is one thing. Doing it is another pleasure entirely One of the most stunning performance pieces that I saw this year was by actor Jyoti Dogra…

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Why we dance?

I have become interested in dancing recently, perhaps because I have been doing it. This November 17th is Pournami or full moon day. Planning a folk dance in my building similar to what is described below. HOME» LEISURE» THE GOOD LIFE Add a new ingredient to festivities: dance Group dances involve community; they involve meeting…

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Dance in the FT

Last updated: October 6, 2012 12:09 am Take on tradition By Shoba Narayan Akram Khan was ostracised when he first brought contemporary dance to India. Now, he’s treated like a rock star ©Richard HoughtonCrossover: Akram Khan in ‘Gnosis’ on his recent tour of India Akram Khan, one of Britain’s favourite and finest contemporary dancers, is back…

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Bharatanatyam

Columns Posted: Fri, Dec 30 2011. 9:58 PM IST Chennai’s muse: the Bharatanatyam diva Tradition still holds sway over this coastal city that is now home to scorching Thai food and trendy tapas bars The Good Life | Shoba Narayan  I am going to let you in on a little secret. I don’t know if it…

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