Tags : dance

Chokha Mela: A simply divine performance

Dance has been a way of life for her since childhood. For years, she has performed in the dance ballets staged by the Rashtra Seva Dal Kalapathak under the direction of noted poet Vasant Bapat and tutelage of Shri Ramesh Purav. Together, they have presented several memorable shows such as Maharashtra Darshan, Bharat Darshan, Shiv Darshan and […]Read More

International Dance Day

DOMKACH Folk dance of Bihar and Jharkhand. In Bihar, it dance is performed in Mithila and Bhojpur regions while in Jharkhand, it is Nagpuri folk dance. The women and men of groom’s and bride’s family perform this dance during all major marriage ceremonies. They form a semi-circle to perform this particular dance by holding hands of each other and lyrics of […]Read More

International Dance Day

CHHAU Semi-classical Indian dance with martial, tribal and folk traditions. Three styles – the Purulia Chau of Bengal, the Seraikella Chau of Jharkhand, and the Mayurbhanj Chau of Odisha. Origins in eastern India. The dance ranges from celebrating martial arts, acrobatics and athletics performed in festive themes of a folk dance, to a structured dance with religious themes found in Shaivism, Shaktism and Vaishnavism. The costumes […]Read More

Where is dance in Bollywood today?

The changing ways of dance in cinema Bollywood is over a 100 years old and produces the highest number of films in a year in the world: six-seven movies release every week which means 300-350 movies a year. So can you well imagine if we release so many films in a year, how many of […]Read More

Moving from still to stillness

The first day of the two-day art festival, Ekam, curated and organised by the superbly creative Kalashree Lata Surendra opened with Lataji saying, “If the mountain does not come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain. That’s what this dynamic dance teacher to actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has done, taking art from the confines […]Read More

Dance and paint to promote tourism

This beautiful world looks even more beautiful to us because of artistes who show us the various colours of life around. There are different types of artistes in this world. Some are singers, dancers, painters, musicians and many more. But there are a few who are all-in-one. It has been a while that I have […]Read More

The glowing master of Tanoura

It is said for a dancer that dance should always be a very spiritual thing, a way that connects him or her to the supreme power, the power that has blessed the dancer with the gift of dance. Each move, each step, each expression slowly and steadily brings the dancer closer to the divine power. […]Read More

Indian traditions with modern approach

In India, there are a number of privately run dance schools and institutions that teach various Indian classical dances. Some of these schools are run by renowned classical dancers but one institution that is class apart and has a made a name for itself all over the world is Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya with its […]Read More