Shrikanth Sathe draws and paints musicians and dancers when they are performing on stage. For the first time, the audience can see a painter at work on the stage to the accompaniment of music and dance. He is based in Mumbai.

The Natya Sastra which classifies every aspect of theater and dance, consists of 6000 verses in 36 chapters, 10 forms of drama (divided into 2 groups, the graceful and violent), 9 major emotions, 33 accessory emotions, 3 types of tempo, 3 registers of voice, 6 ways of speaking, 5 parts of the face, 18 head actions, 8 eye movements, 24 hand gestures and so on for thousands of pages.

The Abhinaya Chandrika, a 16th century Sanskrit work, gives a detailed description of an Odissi dancer's attire.

When Pavlova visited India with her company as early as 1922, she was deeply affected by the Ajanta frescoes. When she returned to her base in London, she asked her staff choreographer Clustine to create for her the ballet "Ajanta Frescoes". It used western music and a style derived from the ballets of Fokine and Marius Petipa. In 1923, she commissioned 2 ballets "Hindu Wedding" and "Krishna and Radha" from the young Indian student Uday Shankar. This launched his career as a dancer and choreographer.

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