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Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year

The solstice winter whistles away as it ushers the new moon, building a vortex of hope during the festivity. A wishful state caresses amidst the tumult of crackers and reverberating cymbals. As we hope for that light at the end of the tunnel there is a need to...

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Remembering Dr Sunil Kothari

Remembering Dr Sunil Kothari

Sutra Foundation was privileged to be part of a compelling tribute to art historian and dance critic, the late Dr Sunil Kothari, presented live at Natarani Theatre of Darpana, Ahmedabad on 21 Jan, 2021. It was hosted by well known actor, dancer and activist Mallika...

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The men in Odissi

The men in Odissi

With exclusive repertoires and movements geared for the male body, this classical dance form is fast shedding its ultra feminine tag It’s an irony that Lord Nataraj, the creator of dance, is male while his creation has been the bastion of the female. Similarly,...

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Indian classical dance and its unique relation to Deepavali

Indian classical dance and its unique relation to Deepavali

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 — Indian classical dance is not merely about expressing oneself but is steeped with tradition and a representation of culture. There are approximately eight forms of Indian classical dance which are the Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathak,...

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