Shovana Narayan’s Asavari celebrates 30 years

Shovana Narayan

Kathak dance school. Asavari, the institute started by dancer Shovana Narayan in 1979, holds its 30th birthday celebrations with an upbeat smile with LalitArpan festival 2009 that will be held on 1st and 2nd of August 2009 at the Stein

21 July, 2009

Interview excerpts: Birju Maharaj

Pundit Brij Mohan Misra, better known as Kathak guru Birju Maharaj, has pursued Lucknow gharana of Kathak in its purest form as it was handed down to him through the generations. Excerpts from an interview

23 September, 2008

Shovana Narayan's kathak - Yudhishthir and Draupadi

Shovana Narayan, perhaps India's most renowned Kathak danseuse, and Sunit Tandon, well-known theatre personality, combine to produce a most riveting enactment of Pavan K. Varma's critically acclaimed book: 'Yudhishtar and Draupadi'.

27 August, 2008

Lucknow gharana kathak - Birju Maharaj

Birju Maharaj's rendition for film Devdas: An example from Lucknow gharana of Kathak. The choreography is by Birju Maharaj, the ruling doyen of Lucknow gharana Kathak, from the Bindadin-Kalka family of the Nawabi period in Lucknow. The lyrics are

07 August, 2008

Savan - Henna tatoos may have harmful chemical