Ashta Nayika and Disney heroines
- Tejsree Bhangeeruthee Beharee
To understand those Nayikas better, an attempt has been made to compare
them to some Disney characters. It is important to point out that in
their respective stories, these Disney characters show a myriad of
Not forgetting Hena and Parimal: Indian dancers on Broadway in 1930 and 1931
- Donovan Roebert
I first came across the untold story of the Indian dancers, Hena and
Parimal, in a cutting from the Arizona Republican dated 12 November
The dancing lord: Nataraja, lord of the cosmic dance
- Karan Singh
The galaxies are moving just as the subatomic particles are moving and our consciousness is forming and reforming.
Dramatic scene change
- Achuthan T.K.
Women seem to be taking over the once male-dominated Koodiyattam stage
as they reclaim traditional roles and choreograph new productions.
- Anuradha (Jonnalagadda) Tadakamalla
A Kuchipudi exponent and scholar provides an insightful look at the
history and evolution of a dance form rich in colour and culture.
Can music for dance stand alone?
- Alice Shields
In response to the question of whether classical music written for dance
can be effective when heard alone, without the dance, I write that yes,
it can, under certain circumstances.
The Heart of Kathak
- Uma Dogra
A leading exponent takes a long walk down memory lane in an essay about
one institution that trained almost every single virtuoso of one of the
most popular forms of Indian classical dance-Kathak.
Rejection, the Rejected, and the Rejector
- Aseng Borang
How do we begin writing or talking about something like rejection? Firstly, let's get comfortable with the context.
- K Srilata
In a climate charged with Victorian prudery, two women celebrated female
desire in an erotic epic one wrote and the other reintroduced.
Throwback to Balamuralikrishna's thillanas
- Ram Rakshith V
Balamuralikrishna stood apart from his contemporaries because he could bring unique rhythmic patterns to his compositions.