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Their Dreams And Dedication : My Destiny

By Vinanti Mistry

I was born in a family with no girl child for 3 generations , at least that’s what everyone remembers. So I was center of attention for everyone.My grandfather was very interested in music. 532 more words


Dance Therapist Interview

Q. Please tell us about yourself

She’s always done things her own way: learnt Bharatanatyam at the famous and acclaimed Kalakshetra, but found the technique rigid and limiting for her, so went on to work with Chandralekha’s group, and even then, she went scouring libraries for books on Dance Therapy.  979 more words

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5 Years Later

Riddle me this-

Your bones will hurt the first time you try me and every limb will feel like it’s about to fall off. You will be out of breath after only five minutes of practice. 312 more words


‘Art is equivalent to academy’

Dr Rekha Raju, Indian classical dancer, specialising in both Mohiniyattam and Bharatanatyam, has performed on innumerable stages across the country and abroad, gaining recognition and accolades for her innate artistry, authentic presentation, graceful style, and ultimate perfection. 469 more words

It takes a village: Cultivating my first steps

 By Kinnari Vora

The first 7 years of my life were spent in the jungle of Sasan Gir, commuting 45 kilometers to go to a decent school, forget about any dance or music class. 549 more words


Bollywood and Indian Classical Dance: A Series of Unfortunate Events

The relationship between the Bollywood industry (namely, many of its choreographers) and Indian classical styles of dance is controversial and has been somewhat problematic for a long time. 363 more words

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Bharatanatyam derives its name from ‘Bharata Muni’ to whom the ‘Natya Shastra’ is attributed. Natya Shastra is a Sanskrit text on the performing arts, which is estimated to have compiled between 500 BCE and 500 CE. 342 more words