Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

Kathak dancer


Aditi Mangaldas: 'As artistes, we must have the courage to ask uncomfortable questions'

November 19, 2022 5:22 pm

"Dance forms came into being with a set of stories. But as the river progressed, along its journey, the stories changed. As practitioners of classical dance forms, we have to be aware that stories have changed, and we need to know the pulse of contemporary work," she said.

The Story of a Reclusive Dancer: Roshan Kumari, who once lit up the world of Kathak

August 20, 2022 8:12 pm

In a rare interview, Roshan Kumari, part of the feted Kathak trinity with Sitara Devi and Damayanti Joshi, speaks of her devotion to dance, the iconic performance in Satyajit Ray’s Jalsaghar, and what her journey steeped in Kathak has given her

Pandit Birju Maharaj Quotes: Inspiring words of the legendary maestro on kathak, life and dance

January 17, 2022 4:58 pm

Birju Maharaj Death, Kathak Legend Pandit Maharaj Quotes: On his passing away, here are some the most notable quotes of the kathak legend

Pandit Birju Maharaj: A life dedicated to dance and pursuit of classical excellence

January 17, 2022 4:27 pm

The legendary dancer, a guru in the traditional sense who not just took Kathak to the world but also passed on his craft to generations of students, would have been 84 on February 4.

'He was truly the Maharaj of Indian arts': Artistes remember Pandit Birju Maharaj's inimitable legacy

January 17, 2022 2:05 pm

From Shovana Narayan to Uma Sharma, renowned classical dancers remember the 'ultimate Kathak guru'.

Kathak dancer Pandit Munna Shukla dies at 78

January 13, 2022 4:28 pm

🔴 Grandson of Kathak maestro, Acchan Maharaj, he began his instruction in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, under the aegis of his father, Sunderlal Shukla, before moving to Delhi in 1960 with his grand-uncle Shambhu Maharaj, uncle Birju Maharaj and percussionist Manika Prasad.

'There are many wonderful dancers in Bollywood, but my favourite is Madhuri Dixit': Pandit Birju Maharaj

November 30, 2021 12:32 pm

"I have loved every aspect of my journey as a student, performer and teacher. Passing on your art form to passionate students is one of the most satisfying experiences for me as an artiste," the kathak maestro said.

The greatest harm to Kathak’s portrayal has come from Bollywood: Shovana Narayan

February 26, 2021 5:11 pm

"The commercial cinema has always portrayed it in a debauched manner forgetting its original temple roots and historicity," says Padmashri Shovana Narayan

Modern dance pioneer Astad Deboo passes away at 73; know more about his legacy

December 10, 2020 12:50 pm

"He left us in the early hours of December 10, at his home in Mumbai, after a brief illness, bravely borne," the family announced on social media

Dance on the House: Rajasthan's fourth generation of Kathak performers

August 09, 2017 12:10 am

A family of Kathak dancers and percussionists performed together for the first time on stage


Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away: A pictorial tribute to the legendary Kathak maestro

January 17, 2022 1:26 pm

Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away at the age of 83 on January 17