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Piece by Piece

One thing that I have always tried to understand is this obsession dancers have with needing to constantly learn new items, especially when they are not quite at that stage to learn a particular piece. 757 more words



My Odissi recital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia was in one of the most beautiful auditoria I have ever performed in – the Chaktamuk theatre, along the banks of the Tonlé Sap river, built in the shape of a stunning, unfurling, hand-held fan. 490 more words


Educate to Engage: Building New Audiences

In a few days, I will be leaving for a 1-month dance tour of Europe. I having been doing these tours for the last couple of years, traveling to different cities to present Odissi through performances, workshops and lecture-demonstrations.   806 more words



Hello Readers!!! I am so happy to finally launch ‘odissinomad,’ – a blog that I have been thinking about for the last couple of years to finally put to the page my own personal journey in dance, and some of the questions and concerns I have along the way. 74 more words


Origin Stories of (Indian) Classical Dance

“It would seem that dancing came into being at the beginning of all things, and was brought to light together with Eros, that ancient one, for we see this primeval dancing clearly set forth in the choral dance of the constellations, and in the planets and fixed stars, their interweaving and interchange and orderly harmony” says Ananda Coomaraswamy in his ‘Dance of Shiva.’ 528 more words


Friends with Benefits

Dancer Ranjana Dave ponders Classical love in the Digital Age

First published in Ligament, Vol. 2, Issue 4

February 2016

In a cold, cramped hostel room in JNU during my first winter in Delhi, I fell in love with the… 1,301 more words

Arts Writing

"Sriyah" A Spectacular Odissi show by Nrityagram

Bhoomija Presents “Sriyah” A Spectacular Odissi show by Nrityagram 

Choreographed by the renowned Odissi exponent Surupa Sen, Sriyah is a power-packed show of solos, duets and group performances by Nrityagram’s dancers to a live original score composed by Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi. 93 more words

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