classical dance

Kratika Sengar performs Bharatnatyam on ‘Pavitra Rishta’


September 21st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) After proving she can wield a sword, ride a horse and do the malkhamb effortlessly, actress Kratika Sengar, who wowed viewers as the fiery 'Jhansi ... Read more...

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I want to take up acting: Choreographer Terence Lewis


September 14th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Terence Lewis says it's time to do something new and he is keen to enter the realm of acting. The choreographer is looking for unconventional roles ... Read more...

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‘Jhalak…’ not a cake walk for Isha


June 29th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Isha Sharvani's background as a trained dancer left many saying that her participation in "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5" is unfair given the non-dancers on the show. ... Read more...

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Cuban publishes book on history of ballet


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 22 (IANS) A fascinating encyclopaedia on the history of ballet in the island nation of Cuba, from its first traces in the 18th century till date, has been ... Read more...

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I don’t enjoy doing films: Terence Lewis


January 16th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) He is one of the well-known choreographers in the country and runs a famous and popular dance academy in Mumbai but Terence Lewis says ... Read more...

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Celebrations galore as 2012 dawns in Kolkata


January 1st, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Some spent a romantic 'evening in Paris' while others went for a 'mysterious Egyptian night' as Kolkatans ushered in the New Year merrily wining and dining ... Read more...

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555 artists perform Odissi to create world record


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 (IANS) A total of 555 artists from 20 countries performed classical Odissi dance on one stage in Odisha's capital Bhubaneswar Friday with an aim to create a ... Read more...

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Birju Maharaj to choreograph Kathak for Kamal Haasan


December 11th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Kamal Haasan is indisputably the most adventurous actor in India and Birju Maharaj is undoubtedly the most accomplished exponent of the Katahk dance form in the ... Read more...

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I miss classical dance in today’s films: Hema Malini (Interview)


October 21st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and has wowed people with her dance moves. Little surprise then that actress and MP Hema Malini says ... Read more...

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Medley of Indian classical dances as ode to rivers


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A medley of classical dance genres drawn from seven forms -- Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam and Kathakali -- will capture here the essence ... Read more...

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Kathak queen Sitara Devi still youthful at 91


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) She is 91 with the soul of a youthful dancer who refuses to bow to the vagaries of years. Kathak queen Sitara Devi has been ... Read more...

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Prachi shines at Neeta Lulla’s show


August 20th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Prachi Desai made the shutterbugs go crazy with her innocent charm when she opened designer Neeta Lulla's show at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week ... Read more...

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Salman Bhai carries ornaments best: Malaika


August 4th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora feels that her brother-in-law and Bollywood star Salman Khan carries the jewellery in the best manner."Whatever he wears like his bracelets or ... Read more...

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Film on Mohiniyattam to premiere in Hollywood


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) A 78-minute documentary feature film encapsulating the craft and lives of mother-daughter Mohiniyattam exponents, Bharati Shivaji and daughter Vijayalakshmi, will be premiered in Hollywood ... Read more...

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Chandigarh girl tops medical exntrance test


May 31st, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) Chandigarh girl Harsimar Kaur has made the city proud by securing the top rank in the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Examination Test (AIPMT) conducted by the ... Read more...

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Odissi dance animates Malaysian painter’s work


April 17th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 17 (IANS) Renowned Malaysian painter Bayu Utomo Radjikin's muse has come alive through the body form and facial expressions of Odissi dancers.Odissi, the classical dance form originating ... Read more...

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5 Cuban ballet dancers remain in Canada after tour


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Five members of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, including lead dancer Elier Bourzac, decided to remain in Canada after performing here, the Montreal Gazette reported Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Never retired, never stopped dancing, says Birju Maharaj at 75 (Lead, Interview)


February 23rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Legendary kathak dancer Birju Maharaj, who is also a musician, choreographer and lyricist, says kathak as a genre is finally receiving the encouragement it should ... Read more...

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Never retired, never stopped dancing, says Birju Maharaj at 74 (Interview)


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Legendary kathak dancer Birju Maharaj, who is also a musician, choreographer and lyricist, says kathak as a genre is finally receiving the encouragement it should ... Read more...

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Emerging as ‘kathakar’ for first time publicly: Sonal Mansingh


February 21st, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Sonal Mansingh, one of India's leading exponents of classical dance, is resurrecting the ancient cultural tradition of 'kathaa' or story-telling through a ... Read more...

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Bollywood songs, dances banned in Lahore theatres


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Feb 16 (IANS) The performing arts council in Lahore has decided to ban all song and dance performances based on Indian films because of the presence of "vulgarity" in them and ... Read more...

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Dance heritage helps Indians appreciate ballet: Moscow ensemble


February 16th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The millennia-old heritage of 'nritya-abhinaya' in classical dance and mainstream cinema help Indians understand the language of ballet, say members of the 45-year-old Grand Moscow ... Read more...

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Kathakali performance attempts to enter record books


February 12th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (IANS) In a first of its kind attempt, a total of 150 Kathakali artistes came together for a performance lasting 45 minutes here Saturday.The entire performance was videographed by ... Read more...

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Bollywood: Classical Dance Forms Vanished Into Oblivion


January 6th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Times have changed. Not only in terms of cinema and the way it used to be projected but also the dance forms that were once connected to cinema have taken ... Read more...

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Obamas swing to a Koli dance at Mumbai school (Second Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) It was a swinging start to the day for the Obamas Sunday with both the president and his wife shaking a leg with children at the Holy ... Read more...

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India’s Manasvi Mamgai out of Miss World pageant


October 30th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), Oct 30 (IANS) Miss India World Manasvi Mamgai's bid for the coveted Miss World 2010 crown came to an end Saturday evening in China's Sanya city, as she crashed out ... Read more...

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Twelve days of Indian culture in Argentine capital


October 19th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 19 (IANS) From beautiful textiles to classical dance and the best of Indian cusine, the Argentine capital will host 12 days of Indian culture in a big way next ... Read more...

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I want to make Vidya dance, says Saroj Khan


October 18th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Ace choreographer Saroj Khan, who has made actresses like Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dance to her tunes, has actress Vidya Balan on her wishlist ... Read more...

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Classical dance festival in Delhi from Monday


October 15th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A Delhi-based cultural organisation will host a five-day classical dance festival here from Oct 19, an official said Friday.The SEHER will organise the ninth annual dance ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games opener brings cheer to northeast (Lead)


October 6th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati/Aizawal/Imphal, Oct 6 (IANS) Sports and music they say binds people and nowhere has this come true most unexpectedly but here in the alienated northeast with the opening ... Read more...

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Young Manipuri drummers win hearts in Delhi


October 6th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Beating their drums in perfect harmony and synchronising their body movements simultaneously, 11 young drummers left the audience spellbound when they performed the traditional Manipuri classical dance ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games opener cheers northeast


October 6th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 6 (IANS) Sports and music they say binds people together and this cliched phrase has come true with the opening ceremony of the New Delhi ... Read more...

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Bharatnatyam festival in Bangladesh


April 27th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) A week-long Bharatnatyam festival is being held in Bangaldesh's southern port town of Chittagong. Among those who will perform are Sukla Sarkar, Lubna Marium, Balayet Hossain Khan, Shoma ... Read more...

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Now I’m confident about doing more Tamil movies: Aishwarya Rai


April 26th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Aishwarya Rai started her film career with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film "Iruvar" in 1997, but says she feels "confident" about doing more Tamil films only now after ... Read more...

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Kailasa brings the house down at Kumbh Mela


April 17th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Kailasa, the Mumbai-based band is going places, literally. It is more famous for its lead singer Kailash Kher, who has carved a niche for himself as ... Read more...

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