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Rhythm Divine

Share Rhythm Divine believes dance is a system of ideas and together with music can enrich the moral, the material and the intellectual. Astad walks the perimeter with Manipuri Pung Cholam drummers to create a universe of dance. In Rhythm Divine, Astad plays with “a seamless blend of the avant-garde with traditional movement”. The soulful sound of an operatic soprano intones profound feeling reflected in Astad’s body. Throughout the first two segments, a dedicatory quality is pervasive, offering everything to a higher realm; qualities of reverence and spirituality that are part of the Pung Cholam tradition of Manipur, North-Eastern India. The segments flow with a perceptive choreographic logic from the slow and devotional to staccato beats and martial movements. The overall feel of the work is ritualistic and meditative. Astad Deboo’s dance journey over the past four decades is remarkable …

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Dance Like a Man

Share The Performance The story of Jairaj and Ratna, two Bharatnatyam dancers past their prime, is contrasted with that of their daughter Lata, who is on the brink of establishing herself as a brilliant dancer. Her imminent success creates tension and jealousy, and the audience is drawn into the dark secrets of family relationships and conflicts between generations. The play probes the surface of the characters to question their deeper motivations, but the mode is comic rather than tragic, even though the concerns are serious, and you are never sure whether to laugh or cry. About the Director Acclaimed theatre director Lillete Dubey is also a stage, television and film actor. Her theatre company- The Primetime Theatre Company, Mumbai was set up in 1991 with the primary purpose of promoting and providing a platform for some of the country’s most …

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Rajasthan Josh Review

The inaugural proceedings at the 5th Shared History Festival, The Indian Experience kicked off to a resounding success as the Gauteng art, performance and theatre lovers converged to the Johannesburg Civic Theatre for the Indian Experience produced by Teamwork Productions.

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Jay Sean Makes a Name for Himself

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“You know, every day I wake up thinking this can’t really be happening, when am I going to wake up from this dream?” the 26-year-old Sean said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. He also has a second single, “Do You Remember,” that has entered the top ten.Sean is now shooting a video in Los Angeles with Lil Wayne, Kevin Rudolph and Birdman (a team called the Cash Money Heroes) for a single titled “I Made It.” “This is just the beginning for me,” says Sean. He says he has a number of collaborations planned for this year.

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Festival of Devotion 2010

réla Bhaktivedänta Näräyaëa Mahäräja, now ninety years old, recently completed his 30th world tour, spreading the glories of Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu and Çré Çré Rädhä-Kåñëa. He is recognized internationally as a spiritual master of Vedic culture and Sanätan-dharma, and was formally awarded the title Yugächarya, an honor given only once every 100 years, by all of the senior pundits of Vrindavan.

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3 Shades of Raga

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ShareLovers of Indian Classical Music will be treated to a festival of Indian Classical Music, titled Three Shades of Raga, in February 2010. The festival is headlined by the doyen of Indian Classical vocal, Pandit Jasraj,  and also features ace violinist Kala Ramnath, tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, and Swiss based sarodist Ken Zuckerman. BBC presenter, musicologist and author Jameela Siddiqi will present a pre-concert talk. Blessed with a soulful and sonorous voice, which traverses masterfully over all three and a half octaves, Pandit Jasraj’s vocals is characterized by a harmonious blend of the classic and the opulent elements projecting traditional music as an intense spiritual expression, at once chaste and yet densely coloured. This gives his music a unique and sublime emotional quality, reaching out to the very soul of the listener. Pandit Jasraj celebrates his 80th birthday in …

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