Articles tagged ‘India’

Shebana is in a stone tunnel. Light falls on her from a shaft and she artfully crosses her arms in front of her,

Of Stones and Dance

Shebana Coelho, a flamenco dancer originally from India and currently based in Spain, meditates on connecting her dance with Urdu poetry.

Yashoda wears a red sari with gold jewelry. One arm is extended in front of her with her thumb lifted. The other arm is near her chest bent at the embow with two fingers extended.

Reclaiming An Invisible Woman’s Dance

Dr. Yashoda Thakore, a Kuchipudi dancer and scholar in India, researches the Kalavantulu, the women temple dancers from Telugu-speaking areas. She describes their historical significance and why she is trying to erase the stigma around them through education.

Living the Tradition of Baul

Parvathy Baul, one of the most recognized woman Baul practitioners in the world, describes how Baul functions as both a contemporary and traditional form, and the challenges Baul faces in the modern world.