Tag Archive: dance

Enticing Bharatanatyam

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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

Carnival with @PoisonUK #4

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This is the fourth of a series of daily posts of shots taken at the Notting Hill Carnival, made in addition to those on other dance forms and related experiences.

Carnival with @PoisonUK #3

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This is the third of a series of daily posts of shots taken at the Notting Hill Carnival, made in addition to those on other dance forms and related experiences.

Dancing Valour at Arts in Parliament

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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

Carnival with @PoisonUK #2

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This is the second of a series of daily posts on the Notting Hill Carnival, made in addition to my regular posts on other dance forms and related experiences.

Carnival with @PoisonUK #1

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Couldn’t find the truck I had been invited to, but it didn’t matter because the good folks at PoisonUK looked after me well. Music, dancing, attitude, drink (well water – I was at… Continue reading

Tarana at Arts in Parliament

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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

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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

Tobago’s London Celebration: 50 Years of Independence

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Part of tonight’s celebration of Independence was a lesson in Carnival dancing, in preparation for Notting Hill Carnival this weekend. These two ladies were our teachers. The second portrait shows the dancer resting… Continue reading

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

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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