Bharatanatyam Dancer Jayalakshmi Eswar has played a Thanjavur dancer in G.V. Iyer's Kannada film “Hamsa Geethe”.
Sunil Kothari's first book on Indian dance was released by Balasaraswathi, his next on Bharatanatyam by Rukmini Devi, one on Kathak by Birju Maharaj. Kelucharan Mohapatra and Sanjukta Panigrahi danced on the occasion of the release of his book on Odissi. His book on Kuchipudi was released by the then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao while Vempatti Chinna Satyam performed on the occasion.
The first student to graduate from Kalakshetra was Radha Burnier and the second was Sharada Hoffman.
Yamini Krishnamurthy has created a 13 part serial on dance called NATYAMURTI, which uses an Indian temple as its focal point in each part.
Filmmaker Kumar Sahani has made a documentary on Odissi guru Kelucharan Mohapatra called BHAVANTARANA.
Jayadeva burst into lyrical poetry of the highest class, deriving his inspiration from dancer Padmavati.
Kalyanikutty Amma has composed 80 stanzas on the technique of Mohiniattam.
Mention of dancers abounds in ancient texts in Pali texts and Jataka tales.
It is said that Kathak guru Kundanlalji had taught Shovana Narayan to dance on swords with their sharp edges up.
Kathak guru Sundar Prasadji is said to have danced the Ganesha paran on nails.
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