Music and dance as your career  Degrees and certificates are important for a career in performing art but more than degrees the willingness to perform is more important for an artist. Whatever the field one choose to make his career out of...

Good Hindi films do not come in a flood. They come like a one time phenomenon and usually there is a fairly large interval between two good films. The last good film I had seen was 'Kahani" where the story was the real hero of the movie. Recently I...

The dance cum drama- Kuchipudi dance

India is a country of rich tradition of dance and music that has prevailed since time immemorial. The dance Kuchipudi that originated in Andhra Pradesh in Southern India is one of the most ancient dance forms of India. The name Kuchipudi was...

Indian Music, different Manifestations

The Genesis of Indian Music The origin of Indian music dates back to Vedic period. Vedas,the most sacred and the oldest scriptures of Hindus and Hinduism mention that there existed a practice of singing hymns from Sama Veda, another sacred book of...

Martial art -a popular art.

Introduction It is a famous art and said that it is practiced in the whole world. Martial art is learnt and done for self defense and to be fit physically. Now it is also treated as a competition and a part of games. It is said that the martial...

Theater in India

One of the meanings of the word Theatre  or Theater (American spelling.) applies to a  building or outdoor area where in plays and other dramatic performances are given. Though there are several other meanings , we are not concerned with...

Each state is associated with some form of folk and tribal art forms exhibiting its culture. Kerala includes numerous colourful folk dances. Let me mention the names of a few such rare art forms before proceeding further. Velakali, Ammanottam,...

Kooth – a traditional art form of Kerala performed in temples. The word kooth is derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Koorda’ meaning Kreeda or play. There are two types of kooth in Kerala – Chakyar kooth and Tholpaava kooth. . Chakyar Kooth is the...

Kuchipudi, distinctively Andhra dance form

The very name 'Kuchipudi' conjures up a an artist balancing a pot containing water on her head and with her feet on the edges or rim of a brass plate lifting and keeping the balance and the rhythm of the music. When I was witnessing the kuchipudi...

Hips don't lie!

I am a big fan of belly dancing and this is why I am writing this article to let you know what belly dancing is all about. The sensual movements of the dance first caught my attention when I saw the Canadian Singer Shakira’s ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ song....

Performing art forms of Kerala

Kerala – God’s own country is famous for its culture and heritage elements. Many traditional art forms are there, that have been performed in temples and stages, enriching its culture. Through this article, let me introduce a few on-stage...

Elegant and mesmerizing - Bharatanatyam!

Let us talk about the origin The famous Balasaraswati has aptly defined Bharatanatyam as a variety of artistic yoga that reveals through the physical and emotional body. One of the most ancient dance forms of India considered being almost two...

The Amazing Art of Yakshagana Bhayalata

The history of Bayalata Bayalata is a form of dance drama that is extremely popular in Mangalore,Udipi and the South Kanara district in the state of Karnataka (India). It is a form of Yakshagana which is normally performed in the open air after...

The Art and Tale of Belly Dancing

The Origin of Belly Dancing I remember years ago watching a belly dance performance in a restaurant abroad which was mesmerising and made an impact on me. The beautiful Lebanese dancers putting in such a lot of energy into the dance movements,...

Music-an important art of life.

Introduction Music plays an important role in our daily life. It helps to be free from any anxiety, helps to be tension free. It helps to be relax and sometimes it helps to be fit in life. Different types of music are in the world. It depends...

Abra ka dabra – Open the magic box!

Years before. A huge crowd! They were gathered around at a place. They were eager to know what’s going to happen. A magician – with hand cuffs was lying in a box. Even in the midst of heavy locks, he was smiling at every one. Very soon the box was...

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