Dancers

  • Varalaxmi to play Karakattam dancer in Bala's next 20-02-2014 05:37 PM

    Chennai: Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will be seen playing the role of a Karakattam dancer in National Award winning filmmaker Bala Pazhanisaamy's yet-untitled upcoming Tamil directorial. The actress will undergo special dance training for her role. Karakattam is an ancient folk dance in which the dancer performs with a pot on the...
  • Odisha: Padma Shri awardee Italian dance teacher booked for beating up student 22-01-2014 01:50 PM

    An Italian dancer, who runs a school in Bhubaneswar, has been booked for beating up her student, a police official said on Wednesday. A case was registered against 55-year-old Ileana Citaristi on the basis of a complaint lodged by the student's father, Lingaraj police station chief Baidhar Baliarsingh told. The...
  • Indian Hockey needs stability at coach level: Barry Dancer 20-01-2014 05:03 PM

    Chandigarh: Former Australian player Barry Dancer said Indian hockey coaches deserve to be given a long rope for the team to produce good results at the international level. "The problem with India's hockey team at the national level is lack of stability in the leadership," Dancer said. Dancer, 61, who...
  • Rihanna takes pole-dancing lessons for 'Pour It Up' video 03-10-2013 10:14 AM

    Los Angeles: Singer Rihanna is busy taking pole-dancing lessons in preparation for the video for 'Pour It Up'. She posted a series of scandalous green-lit photographs of herself sliding up and down a pole, on image sharing website Instagram, reports dailystar.co.uk. The 25-year-old captioned the photograph: "My first pole lesson!...
  • Priest beats up Italy-born Odissi dancer in Puri 21-07-2013 08:56 PM

    Bhubaneswar: An Italy-born Odissi dancer who has made Odisha her home since 1979 was beaten up by a priest on Sunday in the temple town of Puri after she refused to pay a fee of Rs 1,000, an official said. The incident occurred when 55-year-old Ileana Citaristi climbed atop a...
  • Court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job: CJI 18-07-2013 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: Rejecting the notion that judiciary and legislative were on a collision course, the outgoing Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir said the court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job. Referring to his last major judgement of lifting the ban on dance bars in...
  • Happy that ban on dance bars has been lifted: Mumbai bar dancers 16-07-2013 03:45 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that dance bars can be reopened in Mumbai. Dance performances in Mumbai bars were banned in 2005. The dance bar owners will now have to apply for a licence to the government before reopening. ...
  • We were forced to take up prostitution: Mumbai bar dancers 16-07-2013 03:40 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that dance bars can be reopened in Mumbai. Dance performances in Mumbai bars were banned in 2005. The dance bar owners will now have to apply for a licence to the government before reopening. This affects more than 70,000 people who had lost their...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Derek O'Brien 02-01-2013 11:49 PM

    The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday condemned its workers who were caught on camera heckling and throwing money at hired women dancers at its founding day party. ...
  • TMC workers' act has demeaned women: NCW chief 02-01-2013 02:24 PM

    Trinamool Congress workers were caught on video heckling and throwing money at hired women dancers at their founding day party on Tuesday. ...
  • Barry Dancer named head coach of Punjab Warriors 15-12-2012 09:51 PM

    New Delhi: Former Australia coach Barry Dancer was Saturday appointed the head coach of Jaypee Punjab Warriors while former India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal has been named advisor for the next month's Hockey India League (HIL). Former India captains Jagbir Singh and Mohammad Riaz have also been taken on baord...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar bridged the gap between the East and the West: Shovana Narayan 12-12-2012 05:10 PM

    Prominent dancer Shovana Narayan looks back at the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on popularising Indian culture abroad in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Is there a possibility of the Panditji's performance being declared as a national treasure so that entire nation enjoys it and commercial exploitation of his...
  • Only talent helps in Bollywood, says Mithun 06-12-2011 06:47 PM

    Mumbai: National award winning actor Mithun Chakraborty, who has been in the industry for almost 36 years, feels that only talent can help an individual carve a niche in Bollywood. "If you've got talent, no one can stop you from achieving success in your field. No one in my family...
  • Black Swan role should have been mine: Lohan 15-07-2011 10:34 AM

    London: Actress Lindsay Lohan reportedly told a writer that she should have played the lead role in Black Swan because she had years of ballet training. Actress Natalie Portman, who played the role of ballet dancer Nina Sayers in 2010 movie, earned the Best Actress Oscar for her performance. Plum...
  • Happy birthday Mithunda: Beloved disco king 16-06-2011 01:17 PM

    New Delhi: When actor Mithun Chakraborty burst into the silver screen in the late 70s and early 80s with the swagger of a matinee idol that belied a baby face and amazingly intense eyes, it triggered mini tremors in an industry traditionally suspicious of outsiders. The white poncho is gone,...
  • Teenage dancer asked Berlusconi for 5 mn euros 19-01-2011 12:48 PM

    Milan: The teenage Moroccan nightclub dancer whom Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi allegedly paid for sex, asked the premier for five million euros in exchange for her silence, according to tapped phonecalls. Karima El Mahgroug, now 18, and Berlusconi deny they had sex over several months in 2010 when she...
  • Bar dancers perform at a state health function 23-12-2010 07:51 AM

    Lucknow: A bar dance performance at a state health center in Lucknow caused an uproar. The police reportedly knew about details of the function ahead despite the ban. Officers of the state community health centre were allegedly inebriated and engaged in inappropriate behaviour with bar dancers during a welfare ceremony...
  • Zindagi Live: Diwali special 09-11-2010 04:27 PM

    On 'Zindagi Live', we get to know some dancers, who made a mark from a very young age. ...
  • Rahman’s CWG song doesn’t hit right note with dancers 10-09-2010 07:44 PM

    Leading dancers have refused to perform on his tune and would compose their own song. ...
  • One in four UK lap dancers have degrees: Study 27-08-2010 09:12 PM

    London: One in four women who works as a lap dancer in Britain has a university degree and the majority of those involved in the industry enjoy their work, earning up to 48,000 pounds ($ 74,500) a year, an academic research has found. Rather than being pressured or forced into...
  • Book recounts Russian penchant for Indian films 07-05-2008 01:38 PM

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Eoin Morgan on Wednesday said that he always looks forward to learning lessons from the Indian Premier League (IPL), which the left-hander feels as a crucial part of the global cricket season. IPL is a part of cricket I always look forward to. The crowd,...