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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Poetry…India…Verse… Performance Poetry Festival. How to appreciate poetry?

The mysterious ways of poetic inspiration Why do we like poetry? And how do they get into our lives? Shoba Narayan T.S. Eliot. Photo: John Gay/Getty Images “Why do you like poetry so much?” I asked my father again this morning. He sighed. “Because we had to memorize poems like “Abou Ben Adhem, may his…

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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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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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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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