classical form

Playing to the Guru

Akhila Krishnamurthy

Atul Merchant Jataayu chronicles the musical genius and personal proclivities of his legendary teacher Annapurna Devi

CK Balagopalan (1939-2019): The Depth of the Divine

The quiet death and instinctive art of Bharatanatyam dancer

Rama Vaidyanathan: Fine Balance

Rama Vaidyanathan expertly treads the line between classicism and popular appeal

Sooraj Subramaniam: The World at His Feet

Sooraj Subramaniam is one of the most sought after freelance dancers in the world today. He tells Malini Nair how he bends and blends genres

Malavika Sarukkai: ‘I wanted to fly’

Over the last five decades Malavika Sarukkai has reserved the right to dream in her performances. The Bharatanatyam dancer in conversation with Malini Nair

Gauri Diwakar: ‘Everything is possible in Kathak’

Gauri Diwakar combines the traditional and the modern

The World at His Feet

The rise of male classical dancers

The Chennai Confluence

Young Carnatic musicians bend the conventions of the classical form to experiment freely with contemporary sounds


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