Performing Arts

Inspiration Everywhere

Inspiration Everywhere

Joti Singh, the 29-year-old San Francisco-based dancer, blends her Punjabi roots with her passion for West African dance, but she doesn’t like to describe her work as a strict fusion of the two. Singh, the founder and choreographer of Duniya Dance Company, describes...
Dance for Discovery

Dance for Discovery

New York City-based choreographer Parijat Desai dances like nothing you have seen before. Her work, performed by the Parijat Desai Dance Company, is as varied as the diverse sources that she draws upon, both fluid and sharp, quick and slow, dancers posed like...
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Having spent almost two decades in Kalakshetra, the dance and music academy founded by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale, my wife and partner, Shanta Dhananjayan, and I formed liberal views regarding the international performing arts scene. Rukmini Devi brought several...