Performing Arts

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...
Seeking a Place for Theatre in a Place of War

Seeking a Place for Theatre in a Place of War

Ten months ago, I was doing my Masters in Performance Studies at New York University (NYU). Embroiled in the philosophies of Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, and the like, I was enjoying my new found artist/intellectual status; wandering around the streets of New...