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August 2022

An imaginary interview with Guru Gopinath - Part 13
- Tapati Chowdhurie
All in all, I have performed five times in Kathakali veshams. Though many a times I have been invited for a Kathakali show, I haven't accepted those requests.

A repertoire of his own
- Geeta Chandran
Dhandayuthapani Pillai, whose centenary celebrations just concluded, has left behind a rich treasure of dance compositions.

On the master's trail
- Rupa Srikanth
At 90, Thiruvidaimarudur Kuppiah Kalyanasundaram can look back on a life well-lived.

How dancer Sheema Kermani defied Pakistan's conservatives to infuse her art with activism
- Mariyam Haider
Through her women's organisation Tehrik-e-Niswan, she has spent decades holding performances about social issues.

Ramli Ibrahim: The Doyen of Odissi
- Preveena Balakrishnan
Ramli had trained under a galaxy of gurus in Malay folk dance, classical ballet, modern dance and contemporary dance. Because of this, his dance choreography is shaped by eclectic influences of world dances...

Kalpana: A Bharatanatyam dancer in Paris
- Éliane Béranger
From an early age, Kalpana was influenced by the spirit of tradition, the western one. Both her parents were musicians, amateurs with a high level. Kalpana's birth name is Martine Métayer, and she was born in Paris.

T Reddi Lakshmi: It was either money or contentment and I chose the latter
- Vijay Shanker
I always felt that portraying the character of Satyabhama and performing the full-length Bhama Kalapam was very challenging.

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