The Boogie Man

The enduring appeal of Jaaved Jaaferi, arguably India’s first celebrity dancer and standup comic, who is back with yet another season of Boogie Woogie

A Lost Idyll

In its almost 80 years of existence, Chennai’s Kalakshetra has become more about preservation than innovation. The appointment of a new director may breathe new life into this once-revolutionary institution

Of Raised Eyebrows

If women dancers faced the ‘devadasi stigma’, men didn’t have it easy either in a field where there was no readymade space for them. The story of VP Dhananjayan’s struggle to break away from Kalakshetra and establish himself as a solo male Bharata Natyam dancer

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