Critics who made reviews as popular as performances
- Gowri Ramnarayan
At a time when reviews of music and dance have been edged out of
publications and much of what survives has dwindled into subjective
rants and puff pieces, it is intriguing to recall the spirited
contributions of yesteryear critics to the growth of Carnatic music and
The first-ever alliance
How 13 music sabhas have come together to form a consortium this year.
The artistic voyage
- Deepa Ganesh
Alarmel Valli, Bombay Jayashri and Arundhati Subramaniam got together recently for an intense talk about the creative process.
Best Dance of 2020
- Gia Kourlas, Brian Seibert and Siobhan Burke
Theaters shut down, but dance didn't. There was dancing in the streets
and dancing on screens. Old treasures spilled out of the vaults.
Dance hall outbreak takes Hong Kong's corona virus fight two steps back
- Shibani Mahtani and Theodora Yu
It takes two to tango. But in Hong Kong, it took dozens of middle-aged
women and their young, male dance instructors to spark a corona virus
A binge for the senses
- Rashmi Vasudeva
Despite India's rich heritage, there's hardly any museum culture to
speak of. A major new private museum is committed to change this
The British ballerina who is working towards creating The National Ballet of India
- Meghana Sastry
At 'The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet' they follow the
international syllabus which is from the 'Imperial Society of Teachers
of Dancing' in U.K.
End of an unusual year
- Sanjeevini Dutta
Alaska Airlines parodies 1980s song 'Safety Dance' for hilariously amazing music video
- Cailey Rizzo
We'll never forget our masks again.
Light, camera, concert
- Renuka Suryanarayan
A first-hand account of how artistes record performances for the virtual audience.
Staying ahead of the times
- Saranya Chakrapani
Weeks into the lockdown, the routine of dance classes, physical
rehearsals and performances that the Dhananjayans had followed for
decades turned upside down.
Why it's time to stop labeling
- Bhanu Kumar
In an online discussion, four dancers emphasised the need to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary.
In step with pandemic times
- Ashrita Keshav
Classical dancers not only had to tweak their movements to comply with
the demands of the virtual stage, but also had to make a huge mental
Fine classicism highlighted
- Sreevalsan Thiyyadi
'Kalyanasougandhikam' brought alive the blend of elements unique to a Kathakali play.
The arts sustained many through Covid, but it leaves behind formidable challenges for the artists
- Padmapriya Janakiraman, Maansi Verma
The appreciation for art's contribution in providing society with a
semblance of normalcy during these isolated times must be cultivated
into respect and value for an artist's labour. Else, as a country, we
will be collectively responsible for the loss of our cultural lineage..