Co-Existence of Arts

Senior disciple of Kathak exponent, Guru Shama Bhate, Vidula is a part of the performing troupe of Nadroop (kathak institution headed by Shama Bhate) and has performed in several choreographies. An art historian and researcher, Vidula has special interest in interdisciplinary studies. Being a topper in indology masters, she is currently pursuing her Phd and presented research papers on relevant subjects at international level.

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In Conversation with - Jonathan Hollander

Jonathan Hollander, president and artistic director; founder and choreographer of the US-based Battery Dance Company, is more than an inspiration for every dancer around. In 1982, he created the Downtown Dance Festival (now renamed Battery Dance Festival) which is known to have become New York City’s longest-running dance festival. After decades of collaborations with Indian art forms, he thinks that there is still a lot left to be explored.

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Shanti Bose: The JourneyContinues

Being a professional dance practitioner, finances are an everyday issue. Apart from battling all issues associated with the tag of a dancer in the society, monetary matters are mandatory troubles one faces. This essay is an attempt to trace how the performances and finances are connected (from the point of view of an Indian Classical Dancer) in the contemporary arena; a larger plane what is it doing to the dance itself.

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Let Yourself and Your Skin Dance Away to Glory

Dr. Poorva Shah, primarily a dermatologist from Pune, is a young and promising Kathak dancer creating a niche for herself in the realm of Indian Classical Dance. A student of Guru.Yogini Gandhi, she is currently also taking guidance from Pt. Birju Maharaj. She runs her private practice by the name of ‘Derma Centre’ and also on the faculty and a Consultant Dermatologist at The Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune.

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Dancers, take care of your health!

MA (Dance), Nritya Visharad, M.Com, and Diploma in journalism are her formal qualifications. A disciple of well known Bharatnatyam exponent Guru Dr Sucheta Chapekar, she received her initial training from Guru Dr. Vasundhara Shreedharan in ‘Pandanallur style’. She is currently working as a faculty for dance at FLAME University, Pune.

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National Programme And Akashwani Sangeet Sammelan

Indian music has undergone a phenomenal change in the course of its evolution due to the change in patronage systems. Royal patronage, followed by state and public patronage, altered the course of Hindustani music forever. Among these systems, royal patronage has confirmed to be the most conducive system for the growth of Hindustani music as an art; nevertheless, A.I.R. has been conducive for its propagation which otherwise would have been confined to the elite.

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