Rare dance videos are showing up on the internet. It’s a happy time for dance lovers. First published in the Asian Age, April 2012. Cover image shows Balasaraswati in 1934.
Why does it seem most ubiquitous for women to be dancers? Originally published in the Asian Age, March 2012. (Cover photo for this post: Teejan Bai performing at the SAARC […]
Revisiting fragments of a rich past through the devadasi repertoire and the convoluted story of Radhika Santwanam, Muddupalani’s epic poem. First published in the Asian Age, Feb 2012. Cover image: […]
On costume trends in classical dance. Published in the Asian Age, September 2011. Cover photo for post: Rukmini Vijayakumar
What is a performance space? Originally published in the Asian Age, September 2011 (Cover image: Nrityagram at the Ananya Festival, photo courtesy Seher)
The story of hair in Indian classical dances. Originally published by the Asian Age, August 2011.
Fit or fat? The dance world is layered with the ideal body stereotype. It’s time to decode this. First published in the Asian Age, July 2011. Cover: Asian Age article […]
On dance in mainstream education – why it should be there and responses from practitioners who work in education. First published in the Asian Age, June 2011.
A tongue-in-cheek view of concert audiences. Originally published in the Asian Age, June 2011
Does contemporary dance promise a freedom of expression not accessible to classical dancers? Conversely, if classical dance is personified by structure, does it mean that it is rigid and binding? […]