Bharatnatyam

  • Chennai@375: Oldest dance school Kalakshetra continues to infuse vibrancy in the city August 22, 2014

    Chennai: Chennai's Kalakshetra is not just the oldest and the largest dance school in India, but also an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city. 22yearold Sharada Acharya has been learning bharatanatyam almost all her life. She started at age 3, but it was only when she enrolled...
  • Chinese dancers do Bharatnatyam at state dinner in Beijing October 23, 2013

    Beijing: A Bharatnatyam recital by Chinese dancers, Indian and Chinese music and dishes comprising golden fungus soup, crisp duck rolls and dessert of cream of wolfberries and honeylocust fruit was on the menu during a banquet hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in...
  • Natya Vriksha to perform at PBD celebrations January 4, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Danseuse Geeta Chandran and her renowned Delhi based Natya Vriksha dance company will entertain over 2000 global delegates attending the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas celebrations on its opening day in Kochi on January 7th. Sponsored by FICCI and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Geeta Chandran's performance will showcase the...
  • Shobhana in new Ravan musical August 29, 2008

    Mumbai: Get set to see the powerful Ravana like never before, for renowned actress and danseuse Shobhana is in Mumbai to don the role of the villainous king to change popular perceptions through her dance musical Maya Ravan. The musical, which features narrations by Naseeruddin Shah, Milind Soman, Jackie Shroff,...
  • Classical Indian dance finds Chinese disciples January 21, 2008

    Beijing: India and China are finding different ways of dealing with each other at the people to people level. A notable way is dance, in particular, the classical Indian dance form of Bharatnatyam. Bharatanatyam has come a long way, all the way to Beijing, where it is practiced by Jin Shanshan...
  • Award-winning eunuch dancer captivates Chennai August 20, 2007

    Chennai: Narthaki, a eunuch from Madurai, is an artiste who has overcome opposition from family and ridicule from society to achieve her ambition of performing and popularising Bharatanatyam. And now Narthaki has been rewarded for her efforts. The dancer, who had earlier won a Sangeet Natak Academy fellowship from the...
  • All that jazz about Bharatnatyam June 19, 2007

    Jammu: It’s coming together of the western music and Indian classical dance form. The expressions are all Indian, but the melody is Austrian. CNN-IBN correspondent Pawan Bali checks out Bharatnatyam, Jazz style. ...
  • Indian takes on Christ's life June 18, 2007

    Thrissur: A choreography based on a famous poem on Christ's life, was staged in Thrissur. What's new is that Christ's life was depicted by blending elements of Mohiniattam and Bharatnatyam in the musical. When German poet Johann Ernst Hanxleden, came to Kerala in 1700 as a missionary, little did he...
  • Bharatnatyam dancer claims world record December 28, 2006

    New Delhi: Doing anything for 108 hours non-stop is a feat in itself. But when it’s the art of sacred dance-drama, the act becomes unusual. A man from Dharmapuri, a small town in Tamil Nadu, in an attempt to popularise Bharatnatyam, has danced for 108 hours non-stop, which he claims,...
  • Jesus! Bharatnayam goes Bethlehem December 8, 2006

    If you haven't imagined how the story of Christ would be told through Bharatnatyam, CNN-IBN correspondent Sahar Zaman shows you how. ...