Category Archive: Asian Dance

3 dance images representing Locus on #wordymonday

All images: Young dancers from Akademi celebrating the official launch of Big Dance 2012 at St Pancras Station I selected this first photograph of young Akademi dancers below a clock and the Olympic… Continue reading

Preparing for their final show

Both images: Malaysian children relaxing before their final South Bank performance, marking the end of Malaysia Week 2012 Yesterday I went to see the national dancers celebrating the end of Malaysia Week 2012.… Continue reading

Enticing Bharatanatyam

Anusha Subramanyam dances the story of her the heroine’s work to persuade her reluctant friend to represent her case to Muruga (The Lord of the Hills) in the hope he will come to… Continue reading

Dancing Valour at Arts in Parliament

There was a huge amount going on in this piece; Rasa Abhinaya which made it a pleasure to watch but rather more challenging to photograph. Danced at the Akademi Community Performance at Westminster… Continue reading

Tarana at Arts in Parliament

This fast paced piece, performed by Triveni Dance Company, closed the Akademi Community Performance at Westminster Hall. I decided to include the whole troupe in this shot and tried to use motion blur… Continue reading

Elegant Iptedaa

This elegantly joyful Tarana based on dance to a chorus of words which are simply the sounds produced by the Tabla. Part of the Akademi Community Performance at Arts In Parliament, 10th August,… Continue reading

In ‘Memory’ Bharatanatyam is the vehicle for a strong message

This was easily my favourite piece from the Akademi Community Performance for Arts in Parliament because it was so moving. Bisakha Sarker of the company Chaturangan danced two near-identical scenarios. In the first… Continue reading

Akademi at Arts in Parliament: Alarippu

Alarippu is a ritualistic dance symbolising the blossoming of the body through gentle movements of the eyes, neck and limbs. The movements are typical of the Bharatanatyam style engaging in tempo variations climaxing… Continue reading

merchants of st pancras

Another extract from the Merchants of Bollywood at St. Pancras International Station last year. Spot the shoes