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Kathak dancer Jatinder Arora Nayyar on taking the dance form to the interiors of Punjab

In 2010, Nayyar, now a mother of two and a science teacher, rediscovered her long-lost passion when she met Kathak teacher Deepak Arora.

World Dance Day: 'Sattriya must be included in the NCERT and other national curriculum to reach out to the youth'

As a young Sattriya dancer from Guwahati, Meenakshi Medhi says that workshops, demonstrations, performances have to be more regular across the country and have to spread across a diverse diaspora.


World Dance Day: Lesser-known dance traditions from Eastern India that have influenced the present classical dance forms

Every region of the country has some kind of dance, folk theatre and music to call its own. On this World Dance Day, let's revisit some of Eastern India's classical traditions.

Expanding The Boundaries

By going deeper and bringing innovations into the tradition, you do not break the boundaries but expand them,” says Bhate, a performer, teacher, choreographer, artistic director, and thinker.

Seeking Refuge in Dance

Bharatanatyam guru Saroja Vaidyanathan’s disciples will depict the plight of refugees in India

From Yokohama to Kochi: The story of a 70-yr-old Japanese dancer’s heartfelt Mohiniyattam performance

The affection and love that Hisayo Watanabe holds for the authentic Kerala dance form brought her to Kochi over three decades ago from Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan, where she was working as a librarian attached to a Buddhist temple.


Kathak legend Birju Maharaj refuses to choreograph dirty songs

In his songs, the legend likes good clothes and good body language.

Kolkata troupe to perform at India by the Nile 2016 festival

Odissi dansuese Dona Ganguly's troupe will perform Ardhanariswara, Saveri Pallavi, Arvi Pallavi, Naba Durga, Jatayu Moksha and Vishnuvandana Shantakaram and will be in Egypt from April 30 to May 10.

Dance prances its way into school curriculum

Experts want more action to preserve and propagate Indian classical dance forms.

Indian classical dance pioneer KP Bhaskar dies

Singapore's Indian classical dance pioneer,KP Bhaskar,has died following heart-related illness.