Arts  /  Published 13.12.20

Artistes on Olympic breakdancing

By Urvashi Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 12.12.20

Fashioned out of complexity

Amidst an overflow of do-it-yourself dance projects replete with fuzzy footage and some successful experiments, a few online festivals live-streamed on user-friendly platforms by experienced organizer...
By Kathakali Jana

Arts  /  Published 10.12.20

Astad Deboo dies at 73

Astad Deboo, who broke free of the constraints imposed by traditional dance forms to create a modern idiom of rhythm and movement that was uniquely Indian and his own, died on Thursday. He was 73, lea...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Mumbai

Entertainment  /  Published 04.11.20

Meet dance divas Shakti and Mukti Mohan

Hello, kaymon achhey? Bhalo achhey?’ Elder sister Shakti by her side, Mukti Mohan beamed on the laptop screen and greeted us in broken Bengali as the video conference ensued on a Durga Puja afte...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

Education  /  Published 29.10.20

Challenging world of performing arts

Music Industry: The Indian music industry is the second-oldest organisation in the world and has been active since 1936. Film and TV: There are above 200 top-class production houses in ...
By Goutam Ghosh


Travel  /  Published 14.10.20

Closed to traffic but open to music and dance

Indeed, Brazilian soiree is never complete without the samba, a rhythmic and infectious dance form, originally practised by black African people in Brazil. It has similarities with Angolan music and d...
By Subir Ghosh

Arts  /  Published 10.10.20

Vast sweep

Strong footprints of Indian culture along the island nations across Southeast Asia in the first millennium and so on suddenly came alive in Calcutta drawing rooms when the Consulate General of the Rep...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 03.10.20

Gasp for breath

Tuning into 1 sq ft Tokhai, Nachom Arts Foundation’s work live-streamed from Imphal, is akin to stepping into the troubled private lives of people caught in the cross fires of war. Presente...
By Kathakali Jana

Calcutta  /  Published 25.09.20

Online paeans to patriotism

● Kolkata Uchchhas, a DB Block-based dance group celebrated Independence Day with an online dance contest. Named Bivongo, the contest was announced a month in advance and dancers recorded their vide...
By Bharati Kanjilal

Arts  /  Published 12.09.20

Future vision for the arts

Overwhelming in its import, the pandemic has challenged artists to think of ways to ‘work from home’. With live work on an indefinite hold, digital is now the buzzword in a field such as d...
By Kathakali Jana


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