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Deepan Yetruvom dance production at MCL Grand this Saturday

January 06, 2018

Deepam Yetruvom – A Classical Dance Production by Shree & Girija will be held 5:30 p.m. this Saturday Jan. 6 at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street, in Old Town Lewisville. Read More

The roots of legacy

December 05, 2016

It is a historic landmark — 1818, West Main Street, Thanjavur. Situated behind the western walls of the Brihadeeswara Temple, on a fairly busy street, one would not be able to locate the house easily. Read More

What's the link between Indian classical, folk dance forms and enhanced memory power?

November 22, 2016

Horizontal saccades”when eyes move from side to side in rhythm with the legs” in classical dance forms such Bharatanatyam improves human memory, studies show Read More

14 Signs You’re A Bharathanatyam Dancer

November 21, 2016

Calling all those who’ve heard, “Elbows up! Knees to the Side! SIT LOWER!” far too much. Bharatnatyam as seen through the eyes of some of the dancers who will be performing at Laasya 2015 Read More

'Bharatnatyam brings you closer to the divine’

November 16, 2016

One of the foremost pioneers of modern dance, American dancer Martha Graham said, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” Read More

Muslims in the Hindu Dancing Arts: A History

November 17, 2016

Of the 10 major forms of Indian classical dance, bharatnatyam, kathak and kuchipudi, forms endure as the most popular in terms of mainstream visibility. Read More

Civilizations Change, Art Evolves

November 16, 2016

India has had contact with other cultures from time immemorial. These contacts, combined with natural environmental changes, created push and torques that led to a constant process of cultural synthesis. Read More

Bharatanatyam Makeup Tutorial In 10 Simple Steps

November 15, 2016

Bharatanatyam is a famous Indian form of classical dance that requires not just proper postures and movements but right kind of makeup too!!! Read More

The Devadasi who became a Maharani

December 08, 2016

This picture is of my mother, the little girl in the center, and her immediate family taken around 1931 or 1932 in a British photo studio in south Bombay [maybe Kalbadevi]. Read More

4 Extraordinary Benefits Only People that Grew Up Dancing Know

December 08, 2016

Were your memories from growing up filled with long rehearsals, dance recitals and contentment you felt when the music was turned on? Of course, there was the stress of getting a routine down perfectly. Read More

Bharatanatyam with benefits

February 28, 2016

When Indian origin twins Poonam and Priyanka Shah decided to combine Bharatanatyam with their daily ‘popping’ exercises, and post a video of their routine on the internet, it soon went viral. Read More

Dance is as competitive as sport, where only the fittest, strongest, most strategic thinking, most diligent practitioners survive. Dancers are athletes of the highest calibre”.
– Charlotte Vincent