Moving Inward With Mythili Prakash

Moving Inward With Mythili Prakash

Mythili Prakash, known nationwide as the Indian dancer on NBC Superstars of Dance and in classical Rasika circles as perhaps the only American dancer who has made her mark in Bharatanatyam, will be performing in Palo Alto for the IDIA- I Dance, hence I Am- festival of...
Parampara: An Interview with Birju Maharaj

Parampara: An Interview with Birju Maharaj

I hear what seems like hundreds of bells and tens of stamping feet as I walk up to a rehearsal studio in Cupertino, California, in June 2018. When I step in, I see that that is indeed the case, but now I can hear the music as well. There are easily 50 women of all...
Parampara: In the Footsteps of the Masters

Parampara: In the Footsteps of the Masters

Anuradha Nag, Artistic Director of Tarangini School of Kathak dance, has two causes for celebration this year: her school turns 25 and her Guru, Padma Vibhushan Birju Maharaj, turns 80. She is hosting the event Parampara on June 8th this year with a special treat:...
Max is Maxing Out on India: Musical Cirque Du Soleil

Max is Maxing Out on India: Musical Cirque Du Soleil

[India’s energy,] “that incredible thing that happens when you step out of the plane,” is what makes India feel like a second home – the first being Germany – to jazz and Indian-classical guitarist Max Clouth every time. He’s just released “Kamaloka,” and...
The Extraordinary Life of Ramanuja

The Extraordinary Life of Ramanuja

Sri Ramanuja Vaibhavam (Sri Ramanuja’s glory) was presented by Sri Chintanam in Cupertino, California, on May 4, 2018. Choreographed by Bharatanatyam guru Revathi Narasimhan, it revealed the extraordinariness in the life and philosophy of Ramanuja. The presentation...