Dhirana Movement

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Elevating Indian Classical Dance in the U.S. – a Q&A with Anuradha Nehru

In our latest Q&A series, we spoke with Ms. Anuradha Nehru, a highly-accomplished U.S. based Kuchipudi dancer, choreographer and educator, and the founder and director of Kalanidhi Dance.  Kalanidhi Dance is an organization committed to elevating Indian Classical Dance in the U.S. though training and presenting high quality dance productions. We spoke with Ms. Nehru recently…

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Teaching Dance from a Distance

We know that there are quite a few dancers who teach Indian classical dances in the U.S. We have the opportunity to see many of their students perform. Yet we don’t often hear about their experiences and views on teaching ancient dance forms whose roots are across the seas.  We don’t often hear about how…

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Expanding from the Inside-Out & Outside-In

As the Dhirana Movement is about encouraging and highlighting (tasteful, at least to us 🙂 ) experimentation, innovation and the play of different art forms, we thought it would be interesting to hear from two dancers who are doing just that.  But from different sides of the world  – Priyadarshini Ghosh and Chitra Kalyandurg. Priyadarshini Ghosh…

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