Bharatanatyam

  • India-US link in Bharatanatyam's journey February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The kinship was quaint, spanning two continents and cultures. And yet American percussionist and Carnatic musician Douglas M. Knight Jr. is one of the most important people in Bharatanatyam legend Thanjavur Balasaraswati's illustrious household. The American exponent of percussion instrument mridangam is the late dancer's son-in-law. And he...
  • Renowned dancer Chandralekha dead June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Renowned dancer and choreographer Chandralekha died of cancer at her residence in Chennai, family sources said on Sunday. Chandralekha, 78, passed away late on Saturday night. The dancer, who had been ailing for a long time, had been recently discharged from the hospital. A Bharatanatyam exponent, Chandralekha caught the public imagination...
  • Austrian Radha dances to Indian tunes September 19, 2006

    Vienna: She is conspicuous in every Indian gathering in Vienna. With her kohl-lined eyes, prominent bindi, bright sari and perfect Sanskrit, Radha Anjali could be easily mistaken for an Indian, but she is actually a born Austrian. This exponent of Indian classical dances, who prefers to forget her given name for...