The informal economy of tamasha stigmatises artistes and at the same time, provides possibilities and power, however limited, to some women.
Shanta, a sharp and witty critic, spotted the core concerns in the art and performance scene, and wrote about the issues of preserving and propagating dance and music forms.
A virtual reality film follows the boys as they overcome their marginalised backgrounds, various other hurdles and inch closer to their dream.
A show in New York brought together Indian-style dancers from across the world, to share their stories and their talents.
In conversation with contemporary dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo on his collaborations with performers from the Northeast, how he developed a style of his own and more.
New Delhi: “How do you spot the ‘political’ dancing body? Does it strike a pose? Is it likely to jump? Does it favour stillness? What are its views on endurance?” Gati Dance Forum’s IGNITE! 2016, a festival of contemporary dance (from October 9-16 in Delhi and on October […]
Gati’s Ignite! Festival of Contemporary Dance 2016 (October 9-16), finds the perfect home in the Odd Bird Theatre, a unique space created out of a forgotten corner of an urban village in Delhi. New Delhi: Surrounded by the semi-urban chaos of Chhatarpur village in Delhi, sits a rice […]
Zehra Nawab speaks to the Pakistani Kathak dancer Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, who transfixes her audiences worldwide with stories of Noor Jehan and Draupadi.
The Wire pays tribute to a life lived on the frontline of the recovery and reinvention of Indian classical dance in the 1940s, crowned by her lasting act of founding the Darpana Academy in Ahmedabad.