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Krishna's myriad faces
Bala Devi displayed a good sense of timing, grace and sensitive emoting range, though her nritta was not too strong
From lover to mother
Urvashi’s declaration of her attraction to Arjuna and the description of her passion-filled dream were the starting points of the narration
Impeccable coordination is their strength
The Radha-Krishna segment from Gita Govindam by Gayatri and Balagurunathan underlined the dancer’s maturity and sensitivity.
She had her moments…
Lavanya's abhinaya is more intense with the Kalanidhi-style of dramatisation making an impact. Her movement vocabulary has however hit an im
A twin treat
Ayona Bhaduri was slow yet lively and graceful in her responses and her presentation of ‘Katha Soorpanaka’ was laudable.
One of the distinct features of Indian civilisation is the openness to debate. Original thinkers have always been held in high regard and...
Shobanaa Bhalchandra seamlessly integrated anecdotes relating to the Nayanmars into a cohesive whole in ‘Moovar Thevaram.
Of a good standard
The coordination between the dancers was laudable but a sense of similarity had set in because most items were group choreographies.
Experiments with emotions
Attakalari Centre for Movements Arts, Bangalore, is on a mission to mentor and encourage emerging contemporary dance choreography through...
Riveting poses on pots
Recital ‘Deepa Tarangini' presented 10 young and agile dancers, whose acrobatic feats mesmerised the audience.
Tapestry of emotions
‘This bright-faced dancer is no beginner,' is the first thought that came to mind while watching Ritwika Ghosh's Bharatanatyam performan...
Madhuram Madhavam - a treat for the connoisseur
It might be early days yet, but Meenakshi Srinivasan’s Bharatanatyam recital will go down as one of the ‘picks’ of the season. Welcome t...
Symphony with machine
At the Indo-French Contemporary Dance Festival, Dominique Boivin's DanSe Dialogues presented an unusual pas de deux.
All simplicity and sophistication
The 78-minute film on Alarmel Vallli offered snippets of her repertoire and her reflections on life and art.
Putting Bharatanatyam in perspective
Google Sankalp Meshram and you will find only his Bollywood credentials. Dig deeper and you discover that Sankalp is an award-winning...
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