Arts  /  Published 28.08.21

Soulful instruments

Among the other participants, Pratyush Bandyopadhyay’s rendition of Puriya Dhanashree and Hambir, Vasant Kabra’s Yaman Kalyan and Pilu, and Narendranath Dhar’s Shuddha Nat, Jaijayant...
By Payel Sengupta

Arts  /  Published 28.08.21

Across time

Androgyny is coming of age on the Kolkata stage. In recent years, DumDum Shabdomugdho Naatyokendra, led by Rakesh Ghosh, has been consistent in exploring the ambiguity of gender expression in performa...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 14.08.21

Burning questions

We were already firmly ensconced in the plastic age when the pandemic arrived. It brought in its wake the indiscriminate use of unyielding, synthetic material that will catapult the planet into an eve...
By Kathakali Jana

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.07.21

Coal picker children form dance troupe

Jharia based private tutor Pinaki Roy, engaged in providing free education to more than 200 coal picker children, has recently constituted a professional dance troupe called Nrirtyanna with 20 of his ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Entertainment  /  Published 01.07.21

Dance Dance Junior: Spotlight on folk dance

New episodes of the Star Jalsha show Dance Dance Junior Season 2 turn the spotlight on Bengal’s folk and festival dance forms in an entirely new light. From the joyous dance of Nabanna Utsav to ...
By The Telegraph


Arts  /  Published 29.05.21

Shredded lives

Towards the end of Silence, the entire cast of 10 or so female performers fills the performing arena with a massive pile of old, torn newspapers. To the strains of a strangely disquieting musical...
By Dipankar Sen

Culture  /  Published 23.05.21

Feet forgotten and found

Mukherjee clarifies that the dance form was never lost, only the practice of it was reduced. “By the time I wanted to learn Gaudiya Nritya, there were no practitioners,” Mukherjee says and...
By Manasi Shah

Arts  /  Published 15.05.21

Telling stories differently

Departure explores the separation of a youthful daughter from her mother as she ventures into the future, its music based on the Tagore song, “Phule phule dhole dhole”, while Ape...
By Kathakali Jana

Culture  /  Published 26.04.21

Back with a bang!

Pictures: Sourced by the correspondent ...
By Aniruddha Biswas

India  /  Published 11.04.21

Dance that shrugs off hate

By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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