DANCE

  • IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance mesmerises the capital January 17, 2015

    IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance was started in 2010, the 3rd Edition is taking place in New Delhi. It is organised by the GATI Dance Forum, which works to create a vibrant engagement with contemporary dance through interrogation, experimentation, innovation and reflection. This year the biennial is back...
  • 'The Imitation Game' review: Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are brilliant, outshine the film's script January 16, 2015

    Director: Morten Tyldum Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech There is certainly something intriguing and fascinating about the past, which is precisely why the filmmakers and the actors have always taken interest in biographical films or biopics, as they are...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in no hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter; says he wants to focus on 'Sherlock' for now January 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is not in a hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter. Cumberbatch made this confession to popsugar.com, reports dailymail.co.uk. When asked about his plans to marry, 'The Imitation Game' star said: "One thing at a time. I'm playing Sherlock now, just about to start, so my main focus...
  • After 'Lion', actor Nandamuri Balakrishna to work with Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan for his 99th film January 5, 2015

    Chennai: Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, who is currently wrapping up work on his 98th Telugu film 'Lion', is said to have finalised the script for his next project, which has been penned by successful writers Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan. According to a source close to the actor, "Balakrishna is on the...
  • Priyanka Chopra welcomes US singer-songwriter Matthew Koma to India January 2, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra recently welcomed American musician and singer-songwriter Matthew Koma to India. "Hanging with family...The lovely @priyankachoprawelcoming us to India," Koma, who was in Goa to perform at one of the Electronic Dance Music festivals, tweeted Friday. He also shared a black and white photograph in which the actress,...
  • Mika wants to do a song with Rakhi Sawant December 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood singer Mika Singh, who scorched the headlines after his kissing controversy with Rakhi Sawant in 2006, says he will soon do a song featuring the item girl. The duo, who parted ways after the kissing controversy, are back together. Mika and Rakhi were spotted together at the trailer launch...
  • Rakhi Sawant: Whatever I am today is because of my hard work December 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Rakhi Sawant says she doesn't have any limitations as an actress and doesn't mind exposing herself. Rakhi, who shot to fame with the item song 'Mohabbat hai mirchi' over a decade back, is now tied up with promotions of her forthcoming film 'Mumbai Can Dance Saalaa'. But she said that...
  • Eunuchs dance in protest of denial of voting rights December 16, 2014

    Eunuchs dance outside a polling station in Dhanbad, Jharkhand during the 4th phase of polling. Many of these eunuchs were denied their voting rights as their names were struck off from the voter list. Taking help of what they are known for, these innovative, creative souls stared this unique musical...
  • Watch: Manish Malhotra shakes a leg with Kareena Kapoor and Karan Johar on his niece's Sangeet December 15, 2014

    On the occasion of Manish Malhotra's niece Riddhi Malhotra's Sangeet, the Bollywood couturier was seen shaking a leg with friends and collaborators Karan Johar and Kareena Kapoor. The trio seemed to be completely at home dancing with each other as Mika Singh sung 'Mauja hi Mauja' from Kareena Kapoor's film...
  • Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna does a lungi dance in Satyadeva's tentatively-titled film 'Godsea' December 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna's fans are in for a treat as their star has grooved to a song in lungi in upcoming Telugu film, tentatively titled 'Godsea'. The film's director Satyadeva says the actor can still give his young counterparts a run for money. "We recently shot a song featuring Balakrishna in...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game' November 26, 2014

    New York: Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in 'The Imagination Game,' who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code. Turing's top-secret work with cryptologists and math wizards at Britain's decryption...
  • Nidhie Sharma's 'Dancing With Demons' will keep you entertained throughout November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A debut author whose book is already being made into a Bollywood film, this feat was intriguing enough for me to pick up this book. The author, Nidhie Sharma is a writer-director living in Mumbai and has studied at NYU. 'Dancing With Demons' is a story about two...
  • US: TV anchor dances by himself when refused for a dance November 6, 2014

    Ever ask someone to dance and they say no? A TV channel employee when turned down for a dance in west Virginia, went right ahead, undeterred and undefeated and danced by himself. ...
  • Watch: Indian scientist who danced to explain her research on tornadoes wins the 2014 'Dance Your PhD' contest November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: An Indian scientist who danced to explain her research on tornadoes, has won the top prize in the 2014 'Dance Your PhD' contest. Uma Nagendra is a researcher doing her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, Athens, in the United States. The 'Dance Your PhD' contest, the results for which...
  • Watch: Shraddha Kapoor shows off her dance moves in 'Dance Basanti' October 28, 2014

    Shraddha Kapoor's first item number from 'Ungli' is out. The demure actress has turned item girl for Karan Johar's production venture and is shaking a leg with Emraan Hashmi. 'Dance Basanti' is a peppy dance number and it is soon going to become the party anthem of the year. Shraddha looks...
  • Meet Bhim Niroula, the YouTube star you've probably never heard of October 27, 2014

    New Delhi/Reading: If you are addicted to web virals, you have at least once been forwarded a link to singer Bhim Niroula's music channel. He's a nondescript man, wearing what can only qualify as week-day office wear, in a video that has now over two million views on YouTube. The track...
  • 'DID 3' participant Sanam Johar wins 'Dare 2 Dance' October 27, 2014

    The winner of the one of its kind dance reality show hosted by Akshay Kumar that made the contestants dance in extreme conditions has been announced. Sanam Johar of 'Dance India Dance 3' fame has won the trophy by defeating co-contestant Emilie Caillon. The show had 13 participants...
  • Saving the girl child: 8,760 artistes dance into record books October 7, 2014

    Kullu: Over 8,000 artistes on Tuesday performed a folk dance in this town to highlight the message of saving the girl child and created a record for the largest voluntary participation in an event at one point of time, organisers said. "A total of 8,760 dancers, comprising girls and women, performed...
  • Chhattisgarh: Bureaucrats dance on KBC, face ire of CM Raman Singh October 6, 2014

    Raipur: Two powerful bureaucrats of Chhattisgarh have caught the ire of Chief Minister Raman Singh for dancing on Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan's television show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. Additional Chief Secretary MK Rout and Raman Singh's OSD Vikram Sisodia got on to the stage when the show was being recorded in...
  • Govinda is my favourite dancer; I feel very happy when he dances: Farah Khan October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Farah Khan has choreographed song sequences with a bevy of Bollywood stars in her over two-decade-long career. But she says her favourite dancer amongst them all is comedy king Govinda for his sheer ability to dance with all his heart. "Govinda is my favourite dancer. I feel very happy when...
  • Indian-Americans treat performers outside White House with samosas September 30, 2014

    As US President Barack Obama hosts private dinner for PM Narendra Modi, the people performing outside White House were treated with Indian delicacies like Samosa and vada. ...
  • Watch: India International Dance Congress 2014 September 14, 2014

    Indian International Dance Congress brings together passionate dancers from across the world on one platform. ...
  • Australia returns two stolen ancient, priceless idols to India September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott who is on a state visit to India is returning two looted idols seized from Australian museums during a meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. Abbott is personally delivering the National Gallery of Australia's Rs 30 crore...
  • Akshay Kumar: If your work becomes your passion, you get the energy automatically September 4, 2014

    Akshay Kumar can manage multiple film projects and a TV show with ease. The actor says time management is easy if you love your work. Touted as Bollywood's action titan, Akshay is ready to make a comeback to TV with a unique dancebased reality show Dare 2 Dance and he's excited...
  • Sonam Kapoor's stylist Pernia Qureshi to make Bollywood debut with Muzaffar Ali's 'Raqs The Dance Within' August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Stylist Pernia Qureshi says playing the lead in Muzaffar Ali's upcoming period film 'Raqs The Dance Within' is a dream come true. Best known for styling Sonam Kapoor in Aisha, Pernia is making her debut as an actress and she is essaying the role of a revolutionary...
  • Honey Singh on his work ethics: Please don't rush me; please don't ask me to deliver a song in hours; please don't say, 'Kuch bhi chalega' August 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, who rustled up hit number 'Aata majhi satakli' for 'Singham Returns' in 30 minutes, says quick work means "compromising with quality" and that he now wants to focus on durable compositions. "I couldn't say no to the 'Singham Returns' track, although I had no time...