Arts  /  Published 05.09.20

A search for relief in times of a pandemic

As Covid 19 continues its devastating sweep across the world, performance artists — dancer or not — have resolutely moved to digital platforms to make communication with expanding audience...
By Kathakali Jana

West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.20

Chhau dancer survives on NGO dole

Karna Karmakar, a 27-year-old chhau dancer who has performed in the US, Scotland, Brazil and France, on Tuesday morning motorcycled 40km to Purulia town to collect a packet of relief essentials worth ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 25.07.20

Amala Shankar passes away at 101

Dancer and choreographer Amala Shankar died in her sleep of age-related ailments on Friday. She was 101. The end came at 7.30am at her Kasba home, Udayan Kalakendra, named after her husband, legendar...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 25.07.20

For freedom and intimate bonds

A recent online morning-to-night mixed art festival titled @artalonetogether, curated jointly by Artsforward and Smoke Inc, featured a bunch of performances for the audience to experience from th...
By Kathakali Jana

Arts  /  Published 25.07.20

Amala Shankar passes away at 101

Alokananda Roy Amala Shankar to the world was “mashima”. She is related to me. Mamata Shankar is my maima (aunt). I have seen her since my teens and I was always in awe of her. I have alw...
By Malancha Dasgupta


Entertainment  /  Published 05.07.20

Dance in peace, Saroj Khan

When Shah Rukh Khan and Rahul Rawail came out of the premiere of Khalnayak, the actor asked his director, “Did you notice that signature movement of Chane ke khet mein in Choli ke peechhe?&rdquo...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Entertainment  /  Published 04.07.20

Saroj Khan's most memorable numbers

1. Ek do teen (Tezaab) She may have choreographed Sridevi to great success in Mr. India a few years earlier, but it was this iconic number from the N. Chandra film that marked Saroj Khan’s brea...
By Priyanka Roy

People  /  Published 22.12.18

The cabaret sensation from the 1970s

And the competition? “Since I was a newcomer, they did not allow me too many slots. But once I went in, I overstayed! I danced to my heart’s content, with my hip-length hair left open… The audie...
By Paromita Kar

Arts  /  Published 23.11.19

At The Still Point was a celebration of dance and the times we live in

At the Still Point, an annual celebration of dance by Artsforward, was an experience so diverse yet intimate, it justified the cause they pursue — that of the giving back to the arts the undivided a...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 18.01.20

Sufi performance stopped, govt denies charge

Noted Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi has claimed that her 'Qawwali' performance organised by the Uttar Pradesh government at a private hotel here was 'deliberately stopped'.The Culture Department of...
By PTI in Lucknow


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