dance dramas

Little Bengal in a Mumbai school (With Images)


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) It is a celebration of West Bengal! From traditional handicrafts to dresses to dances to cuisine -- it's a veritable tour de force through the ... Read more...

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Land of gods and ghouls: the Hindu connect in a Muslim nation (Postcard from Bali)


November 19th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 19 (IANS) The stylised figures from Hindu mythology and gnomes, fanged demons and animals, some towering, some not so: exquisitely crafted stone sculptures are as ... Read more...

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Astad Deboo bridges social divide with Tagore choreography


November 12th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Renowned contemporary dancer Astad Deboo will preview his "Interpreting Tagore", choreographed with homeless boys from a destitute shelter, at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations ... Read more...

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Gender empowerment modernised kuchipudi, says maestro (With Image)


August 9th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Gender empowerment brought Andhra Pradesh's traditional kuchipudi dance out of its rural confines to the national stage, says noted guru Jayarama Rao, who is ... Read more...

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Rich tributes to Tagore on 71st death anniversary


August 8th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's huge corpus of work, including his writings and paintings, form part of India's national consciousness and will continue to be ... Read more...

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Culture odyssey: The eclectic journey of Indian dance (Feature, With Images)


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) From temple dancers and royal courtesans to modern-day prima donnas: Indian classical dance has gone far in the last 100 years from seclusion to the ... Read more...

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Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebrated at IGNOU


May 12th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with a day-long programme which included panel discussions ... Read more...

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English translations of Tagore’s works a mouse click away


May 8th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A special collection of English translations of novels, poetry, essays and short stories written by Rabindranath Tagore and his biographies is on sale online as ... Read more...

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The art of politics: Street dramas add colour to polls


May 1st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Political campaigning in West Bengal is getting an artistic touch with street plays and dance dramas being held at election rallies and cine stars also ... 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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Rabindra Sangeet exponent Suchitra Mitra dead (Second Lead)


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Rabindra Sangeet legend Suchitra Mitra, whose songs enthralled music lovers for six decades, died at her South Kolkata residence here Monday following cardiac arrest, family sources said. She ... Read more...

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Tagore loved northeast and it loves him back (With Images)


May 9th, 2010 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, May 9 (IANS) It is yesterday once more in the northeast cultural calendar as the region brushes the dust off its ties with Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who was ... Read more...

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Jorasanko Thakurbari - where every corner tells Tagore story (Feature)


May 8th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) A leisurely walk down the spacious balconies of 6, Dwarkanath Tagore Lane transports one to the time of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with every brick and ... Read more...

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Jailbirds stage dance drama on robber king’s reform (Feature)


February 23rd, 2010 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Valmiki, legendary author of the epic Ramayana, was said to be a reformed robber, a subject on which poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote the dance drama "Valmiki ... Read more...

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Indian theatre music takes in more from the world


January 8th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) From Bal Gandharv, who gave the Marathi stage a definite musical genre in the early 20th century, to eminent music director Bhaskar Chandavarkar, who fused ... Read more...

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Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary celebrated


May 9th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) The 149th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was celebrated Saturday amid great enthusiasm across West Bengal with renderings of songs and poems composed by him. Tagore, the ... Read more...

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Chandigarh slum kids sing, dance and act to educate all


August 26th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) Children living in slums in and around this city have unleashed the power of street theatre to teach everyone about two big dangers - plastic use and drug ... Read more...

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