indian classical dance

It was an amazing experience: Sanath Jayasuriya


July 14th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) He almost developed cold feet before shaking a leg in front of Indian dancing diva Madhuri Dixit. But Sri Lankan master blaster Sanath Jayasuriya, ... Read more...

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Rabindra dance marathon lands her in Guinness book


April 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) A woman from Assam claims to have made it to the Guinness Book of World Records along with her troupe for the "longest Rabindra dance marathon" ... Read more...

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President hosts BRICS leaders at cultural soiree, banquet


March 28th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil hosted the heads of the BRICS countries who are in India for their 4th BRIC summit to a banquet and ... Read more...

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Unique performance explores man’s existence in Kaliyug


March 27th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Norwegian black metal, Indian classical dance and classical music came together on one stage to captivate the audience in a performance titled 'Questionings'.The performance, held ... Read more...

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A music concert with 1,008 veenas


March 26th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 26 (IANS) It's a concert where 1,008 veenas will play!In a first-of-its-kind, the Art of Living (AoL) Foundation is hosting a music concert with 1,008 veenas Wednesday at ... Read more...

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An Argentine who dedicated five decades to Indian dance (With images)


December 28th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Dec 28 (IANS) An Argentine woman who started as a ballet dancer and later learnt Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi from great masters has not only dedicated 50 years ... 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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Foreign feet on India’s traditional dance floor


May 1st, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The ancient classical dance form of Mohiniyattam has kept Russian dancer Olga Stoliarova wedded to India for the last eight years since she came to ... Read more...

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Malaysian artist to perform Odissi dance in US


March 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 15 (IANS) After weaving a magical spell over Indian audiences, a Malaysian Odissi dancer and his troupe will depict images of the Shaivite and Tantric traditions in ... Read more...

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‘Fine arts teaching is lagging in universities’


February 17th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Feb 17 (IANS) With very little attention given to arts education in Indian universities, the country's classical art forms could end up as the biggest casualty, according to ... Read more...

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Salsa, Latino edging out Indian classical dances in Bollywood?


January 5th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sharma New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) When was the last time you saw a Kathak or a Bharatanatyam dance in a Hindi film? With fast-paced Western dance forms like salsa, ... Read more...

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Twitterati go ga-ga over the Games opening ceremony


October 4th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Social networking tool Twitter seemed to have been taken over by the Indian contingent Sunday, as the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony garnered praise, reflecting relief that the ... Read more...

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Classical dancers showcase best of ‘guru-shishya’ tradition


October 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Classical dancers in traditional finery moved in perfect harmony, showcasing India's ancient guru-shishya parampara at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony Sunday. Musicians playing sitars, which were lit ... Read more...

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Indian classical dance now a global heritage (Feature with images)


August 8th, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Once confined to temples, Indian classical dance is crossing the seas, creating new cross-cultural idioms and churning out foreign exponents.Classical dancers of foreign origin say ... Read more...

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Kathak by Chinese, kathakali by German at global fest (With Images)


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Bharatnatyam by a Malaysian and a South African, kathak by a Chinese dancer and a German performing the kathakali dance-drama form - eight exponents of Indian classical ... Read more...

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Malaysians to graduate in Indian classical music


June 7th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 7 (IANS) Come August and Malaysia will see the first batch of graduates and diploma holders in Indian classical music trained at a state-of-the-art school affiliated to an Indian ... Read more...

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Chinese throng to see Indian classical dances


May 31st, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt Shanghai, May 31 (IANS) "I have never seen such crowds!" said an excited Delhi-based choreographer as the Chinese poured in for the Indian classical dance performances her team put ... Read more...

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Manipur Ras festival 2010, a feast to eyes


April 19th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 19 (ANI): Manipuri dance is one of the major Indian classical dance forms.The cult of Radha and Krishna, particularly the Raslila, is central to its themes.The Jawaharlal Nehru ... Read more...

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Sitara Devi’s disciple brings adult film to Nepal


March 14th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 14 (IANS) Harihar Acharya, a disciple of Indian classical dance doyenne Sitara Devi, is charting a new course for Nepal's film industry by producing the country's first adult ... Read more...

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Bollywood music, Indian classical dance liven up wintry Beijing


March 10th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.10 (ANI): Beijing came alive this weekend with blazing Bollywood music; film and classical Indian dances mostly by Chinese artists at an Indian consumer show here.Hundreds of Chinese shoppers thronged to ... Read more...

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Bhubaneswar hosts all male Indian classical dance festival


January 28th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Sharada LehangirBhubaneshwar, Jan 28 (ANI): Be it Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi or Kathak, it is no secret that Indian classical dance is a major crowd puller.There is, however, a perception that ... Read more...

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For Indian classical dance lovers, here comes a feast


September 30th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The rich legacy of classical Indian dances will be showcased at a five-day extravaganza in October at the capital's alluring Old Fort, better known as Purana Qila. ... Read more...

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India Week and Indian Food Festival opens in Astana


September 9th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Sep 9 (IANS) An India Week and Indian Food Festival underway in this Kazakhstan capital is giving people here a unique opportunity to enjoy the delicious cuisine of India prepared with ... Read more...

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India Week and Indian Food Festival on in Kazakhstan


September 9th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), Sep.9 (ANI): The Embassy of India in Kazakhstan has organized an "India Week and Food Festival" in Astana and Almaty from September 8 to 18 in collaboration with the Rixos ... Read more...

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Indian flag unfurled in Toronto (With Images)


August 12th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian Canadians celebrated India's independence day in advance by holding a grand parade and a cultural extravaganza in the heart of the city here. Led by Panorama India, ... Read more...

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Musical ‘The Merchants of Bollywood’ opens in Malaysia


July 14th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 14 (ANI): The cast of the musical 'The Merchants of Bollywood', based on the true story of choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant, is set to kick off its Asian tour with ... Read more...

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Chaats, curries spice up Indian’s business in Macau (With Image)


June 15th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani Macau, June 15 (IANS) She was a single mother and came here over 25 years ago with a mission to teach kathak to Indian classical dance enthusiasts. But Aruna Jha ... Read more...

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Hindi, Urdu teaching to be promoted in US varsity


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 3 (IANS) Indiana University in the US has been given a government grant of $119,999 to educate middle and high school teachers and students in Hindi and Urdu, ... Read more...

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Kavya Shivashankar, Scripps National Spelling Bee 2009 winner quits


May 29th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Kavya Shivashankar, the 13-year-old budding neurosurgeon from Kansas who took out last night’s championships in the Scripps National Spelling Bee 2009 finals is hanging up her dictionaries and thesauruses.Shivashankar, an eighth-grader ... Read more...

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Kavya Shivashankar wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2009


May 29th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Kavya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old student from Olathe, Kansas, whose parents migrated to the United States from India has won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee 2009 final.The victory was Kavya’s fourth ... Read more...

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How champion ‘Bee’ Kavya spelled victory


May 29th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 29 (IANS) India American teenager Kavya Shivashankar finally won it all in the televised US National Spelling Bee competition, nailing esoteric words from "hydrargyrum" to "Laodicean", coolly writing ... Read more...

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A fusion of Indian classical dance heads to Malaysia


April 6th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 6 (IANS) Malaysia's classical dance guru Ramli Ibrahim has tied up with Australia-based Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi exponent Anandvalli to stage a dance performance that sheds new light on Indian ... Read more...

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India can build ships in Trinidad & Tobago: Envoy


March 17th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, March 17 (IANS) India can help to build ships in Trinidad and Tobago, which has retained a "strong economy" despite the global slowdown, as it looks to widen ties ... Read more...

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Hema Malini, Bharatanatyam - Indonesian dancer loves everything about India (With Image)


March 14th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Bali, March 14 (IANS) Didik Nini Thowok is one of the most celebrated dancers of Indonesia. A multi-faceted artist who has mastered various forms of dance, he is globally renowned. ... Read more...

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Tripura launches Kathak Yatra to revive classical dance form


March 12th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki Das Agartala, March 12 (ANI): Tripura is making an endeavor to revive Indian classical dance through various festivals in a big way. Recently, a three-day classical dance festival Kathak ... Read more...

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