“Pause and Replay – Dancing to the tune of Capitalism”

In India, and in several other parts of the world too, a career in dance is associated with financial insecurity. It is certainly not true of the […]

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Pause and Replay: Why I paused my ‘dance career’ and came running back

I moved to Bangalore in the winter of 2011. In terms of my career, the move was simultaneously easy and difficult. Easy because as a solo Bharatanatyam […]

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The Hindu/ Footloose/ Drawing the Line

There was a time when ‘Indian dance’ was synonymous with ‘solo’ performances. With classical dance branching out into group choreography, and with the advent of ‘Indian contemporary […]

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The Hindu/ Footloose/ Elite Art

Recently, there has been some talk amongst the Indian rock and metal crowd about musicians having to ‘pay to play’. This means that instead of artists getting […]

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The Hindu/ Footloose/ Peer Pressure

In the dance classroom, particularly in classical dance classrooms, classmates share a long term relationship. Many of them join their teacher when they’re very young and stay […]

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The Hindu/ Footloose/ Learning to Teach

Learning to TeachA relationship of a shishya or student with his or her guru or dance teacher is a strong one on many levels. Students turn to […]

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