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Auditions for various societies used to be held with great fervour on campus in pre-Covid times. This year, these are being hosted online.(Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT)

DU societies: Perform, record, send your clip to be campus cool virtually

By Aprajita Sharad | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Delhi Universities students share how cultural societies are adopting a virtual mode, auditions getting somewhat delayed due to exams, yet creating a stir due to high enthusiasm of freshers.
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First Kiss ft. Yo Yo Honey Singh and Ipsitaa.(Yo Yo Honey Singh & Ipsitaa)
First Kiss ft. Yo Yo Honey Singh and Ipsitaa.(Yo Yo Honey Singh & Ipsitaa)

First Kiss: Yo Yo Honey Singh and Ipsitaa’s brand-new chartbuster

UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:36 AM IST
The music video has got over 25 million views in less than 48 hours on YouTube and was #1 trending on launch day.
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Say it with steps: Learn to dance when you stay home during lockdown.(Unsplash)
Say it with steps: Learn to dance when you stay home during lockdown.(Unsplash)

Say it with steps: Learn to dance when you stay home during lockdown

By Darielle Britto | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Dance is a good fitness routine, it’s fun to do in ones, twos or groups, it can be done in a confined space, and it can lift your mood — so it’s the perfect skill to hone in lockdown.
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School children performing Garba- a traditional Indian dance form at the 71st Republic Day parade.(ANI)
School children performing Garba- a traditional Indian dance form at the 71st Republic Day parade.(ANI)

Republic Day parade 2020: School kids perform traditional dance forms

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Kids from the state of Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal were seen performing amid roaring reception from the enthusiastic crowds at the event. Read on to know more...
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A tome on media and entertainment, a book on a great contemporary actor, and translations of religious poetry -- all that on HT Picks this week!(HT Team)
A tome on media and entertainment, a book on a great contemporary actor, and translations of religious poetry -- all that on HT Picks this week!(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 07:03 PM IST
This week’s list of good reads includes a serious volume on media and entertainment in India, an account of one of the best actors of his generation, and translations of religious poetry
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Students presented dramas and skits to spread awareness about conservation on natural resources.(HT)
Students presented dramas and skits to spread awareness about conservation on natural resources.(HT)

Cultural evening at the Shri Ram universal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 04:25 PM IST
Army officers from Chandimadir Military station were invited as guests.
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The man is identified as Prabhoo, a tour guide from Tamil Nadu.(Twitter/@PriyankaJShukla)
The man is identified as Prabhoo, a tour guide from Tamil Nadu.(Twitter/@PriyankaJShukla)

Tamil Nadu tour guide aces classical dance moves to explain about Indian culture. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 12:15 PM IST
The video, shared by IAS officer Priyanka Shukla on Twitter, shows a man gracefully performing moves of a classical Indian dance form.
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Aditi Rao Hydari at the launch of a store of Linen Club, a linen fabric brand from the Aditya Birla Group, in New Delhi.(IANS)
Aditi Rao Hydari at the launch of a store of Linen Club, a linen fabric brand from the Aditya Birla Group, in New Delhi.(IANS)

Aditi Rao Hydari: ‘My directors too are my gurus, whether it’s Mani Ratnam or Sanjay Leela Bhansali’

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 07:48 PM IST
Aditi Rao Hydari talks about her Bharatnatyam days, learning the dance form, classical music and more in the course of her career.
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Senior dancer Ranjana Gauhar talks about her upcoming performance and the importance of dance in her life.
Senior dancer Ranjana Gauhar talks about her upcoming performance and the importance of dance in her life.

No two performances are the same: Senior dancer Ranjana Gauhar on her relationship with dance

By Gayathri Menon | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 05:42 PM IST
Senior dancer Ranjana Gauhar talks about her upcoming performance and the importance of dance in her life.
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Native Hawaiians who participated in a blood-pressure-lowering programme incorporating their cultural dance of hula lowered their blood pressure more than those who received standard education on diet and exercise.(Unsplash)
Native Hawaiians who participated in a blood-pressure-lowering programme incorporating their cultural dance of hula lowered their blood pressure more than those who received standard education on diet and exercise.(Unsplash)

Learn Hula dance to lower your blood pressure

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 03:18 PM IST
Hula is a Polynesian dance form accompanied by chant or song. It was developed in the Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians who originally settled there.
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Indian-American dancer Arunima Saxena believes Kathak connects her to her roots.
Indian-American dancer Arunima Saxena believes Kathak connects her to her roots.

Talking tradition and authenticity in classical art forms

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 03:01 PM IST
Issues of evolution, experimentation, and conformity in the realm of Kathak came to fore at a discussion in the Capital.
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Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Deva-Gita, a 45-minute Mohiniyattam group dance drama, is set to transport you to the world of Radha and Krishna.
Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Deva-Gita, a 45-minute Mohiniyattam group dance drama, is set to transport you to the world of Radha and Krishna.

Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Dance drama to celebrate divine love

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Krishna Janmashtami 2019: This production, especially the dialogue between Radha and Krishna, aesthetically captures an intense aspect of the relationship between the divine lovers.
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Dancing in unity

By Gayathri Menon | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 05:38 PM IST
Legendary dancers unite to present a beautiful performance showcasing vignettes of classical, folk and martial dance forms of India at Charishnu — A Desire To Move
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Internatinal Dance Day 2019: With borders and horizons opening up, non-Indian dance forms have made their way into our society with many accepting it as a lifestyle.(Unsplash)
Internatinal Dance Day 2019: With borders and horizons opening up, non-Indian dance forms have made their way into our society with many accepting it as a lifestyle.(Unsplash)

International Dance Day 2019: Abandoning the classical dance forms to jazz things up

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 02:25 PM IST
International Dance Day 2019:With each and every province having its own unique regional dance form, the performing art has always been a significant part of Indian culture.
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Deepika Padukone answers the 73 questions with Vogue in New York.(Vogue/YouTube)
Deepika Padukone answers the 73 questions with Vogue in New York.(Vogue/YouTube)

Deepika Padukone on her fashion icon, beauty regime, mental health awareness and more on 73 Qs with Vogue

By Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 12:45 PM IST
Deepika follows the ‘live, love, laugh’ mantra which is also the name of her foundation that she set up in 2015 after speaking about mental health and her struggles on a public forum. She added that with age, she’s learnt to be honest and authentic, something she’s learnt from her parents.
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The two-day fest is being organised by an Odissi dance academy and a not-for-profit organisation.(Sourced)
The two-day fest is being organised by an Odissi dance academy and a not-for-profit organisation.(Sourced)

Third edition of Kala Utsav in Gurugram set to enthral audience this weekend

By Kankana Roy Jain | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2019 06:30 AM IST
At the coming weekend, Rangbhoomi, the open air theatre at Sector 29, will transform into a musical stage with notes of sitar and sarod, tabla and ghungroo reverberating through the air, as it will host the third edition of the Gurugram Kala Utsav.
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The tinkling sound created by the ghungroos is distinctive to the mujra style of dancing.(The Magical Lens)
The tinkling sound created by the ghungroos is distinctive to the mujra style of dancing.(The Magical Lens)

The last show: The mujra dancers at Delhi’s GB Road struggle to keep alive the once thriving form of entertainment

By Danish Raza | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 01:50 PM IST
Once they danced for royalty and were known for their lavish lifestyles. But dwindling patronage and a changing cultural market have pushed mujra performers to the margins
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The origin of Sattriya lies in the theatre form Ankia Naat, which celebrates the Hindu deity Krishna.(Achyut Hatimuria)
The origin of Sattriya lies in the theatre form Ankia Naat, which celebrates the Hindu deity Krishna.(Achyut Hatimuria)

Can you name India’s classical dance forms? We bet you missed this one

By Arshia Dhar
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 09:29 AM IST
Sattriya is a vibrant, ancient classical form from Assam. But it was only recently recognised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi and is still struggling to find space on the national stage.
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Jayachadran Palazhy, artistic director, Attakkalari Dance Company.(HT PHOTO)
Jayachadran Palazhy, artistic director, Attakkalari Dance Company.(HT PHOTO)

Meet this dancer who is fighting for the art form’s social esteem, one move at a time

By Anjali Shetty | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Jayachadran Palazhy, artistic director, Attakkalari Dance Company, has helped many young dancers coming from humble backgrounds become successful dancers, choreographers and teachers. Palazhy adds, “There were a few institutions set up for classical dance forms to protect it from disappearance, which was also a political project of sorts. However, there was no institutional or financial support for contemporary expressions in dance and it was not part of the vision for dance in India for the government. The development as well as social esteem of dance suffered as a result.”
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Rahul and Seema Gupta performing Bharatnatyam with their students in Panchkula(Sant Arora/HT)
Rahul and Seema Gupta performing Bharatnatyam with their students in Panchkula(Sant Arora/HT)

‘Pursue your passion for dance with patience’

By Subhashree Nanda | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 11:00 PM IST
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Dancers use specially-designed wheelchairs that are stronger and lighter.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Dancers use specially-designed wheelchairs that are stronger and lighter.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

International Dance Day: Here’s how differently-abled dancers found a new lease of life

By Etti Bali | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 06:05 PM IST
On International Dance Day, differently-abled dancers give us a glimpse into their indomitable spirit and how they made dance their passion.
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Bharatnatyam exponent Priyadarshini Govind will perform at the NCPA.(Photo: Narendra Dangiya)
Bharatnatyam exponent Priyadarshini Govind will perform at the NCPA.(Photo: Narendra Dangiya)

Strictly come dancing: Pick between three festivals of fancy footwork

By Anubhuti Matta | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2018 09:42 PM IST
Classical dance performances over the weekend are offering fresh takes on Radha and Krishna, exploring themes of oneness. Which will you attend?
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Guauhar Khan says she has always wanted to be part of the entertainment industry(Mohit Varu Photography; Make-up: Prasad Bhatkar; Hair: Vinita Sawant;Shirt and pants, Gauahargeous)
Guauhar Khan says she has always wanted to be part of the entertainment industry(Mohit Varu Photography; Make-up: Prasad Bhatkar; Hair: Vinita Sawant;Shirt and pants, Gauahargeous)

I would love to emulate Helen’s dance...: Gauhar Khan gets personal

By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 11:32 PM IST
Actress Guauhar Khan talks about Bollywood, Bigg Boss and dancing
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Aishwarya Kali records while Swathi Gangadharan and Tirna Sengupta perform on a basketball court.(Photo: Priyanka Kali)
Aishwarya Kali records while Swathi Gangadharan and Tirna Sengupta perform on a basketball court.(Photo: Priyanka Kali)

Meet the women who are taking classical dance to public spaces

By Anesha George | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 12:44 PM IST
They’re trying to demystify the dance form, address issues about women’s safety and the uncomfortable public gaze, and become more confident about their talent.
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The Paik martial dance form, traditionally performed by soldiers of the local king, involves leaps and displays of skill with sticks.
The Paik martial dance form, traditionally performed by soldiers of the local king, involves leaps and displays of skill with sticks.

Why the show must go on in Jangalmahal

By Dipanjan Sinha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 08:49 AM IST
A retired govt official is fighting to preserve unique forms of folk dance and theatre found only in tribal West Bengal.
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