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Bharatanatyam

Bharatanatyam | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
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Stick figure and notations of adavus from the Thanjavur style of Bharatanatyam. An excellent resource. 

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Rhythm in the Heavens by Various Photographers - Tasveer Online

Rhythm in the Heavens by Various Photographers - Tasveer Online | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it

Ram Gopal (b. India c.1912 - 2003) is often credited as being amongst the foremost Indian dancers of the 20th century. His real legacy, however, is found in his pioneering role acquainting Western audiences with traditional Indian dance.

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 The seniority of the photographers (George Hurrell being one of the leading celebrity photographers of the day), is indicative of the iconic status Gopal had achieved on the Western stage. 


George Hurrell (b. USA 1904 – 1992) was an American studio portrait photographer and the principal auteur of the photographic idiom known as the ‘Hollywood glamour portrait’.... Hurrell introduced a bold new style, one in which movie stars and dancers were idealised, glamorised, and ultimately turned into icons. 

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The Dance History Column by Ashish Mohan Khokar - Purush: Male Moves through the century

The Dance History Column by Ashish Mohan Khokar - Purush: Male Moves through the century | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
The Dance History Column by Ashish
Mohan Khokar - Purush: Male Moves through the century
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Ashish Mohan Khokar's views on the recent Purush: The Global Dancing Male

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Ram Gopal Interview Part 2 - YouTube

Second part of a rare Brit tv interview with the legendary Ram Gopal. I had the good fortune to visit him in his last years in London at a Nursing Home. He c...
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Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Prince Among Dancers | The New York Public Library

Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Prince Among Dancers  | The New York Public Library | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury Indian folk dance is a very broad term used to describe South Indian dance styles. There are many websites that give information about Indian folk dances and their interpretations.
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"He was the son of Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury, a renowned painter and sculptor, and Charulata Roy Chowdhury. Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury was one person who achieved a high level of success as an Indian folk dancer. Chowdhury was also an actor, choreographer, author and painter."

 

Most possible influence on Jack Cole. Read more: http://cinemanrityagharana.blogspot.com/2011/12/choreographerdancer-jack-cole-and-hindu.html

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Pulse Magazine: Purush

Pulse Magazine: Purush | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
Purush Conference: the global dancing male
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Pulse magazine reports on Purush: The Global Dancing Male

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PURUSH: Responses

PURUSH: Responses
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Responses from audiences, and others on Purush: The Global Dancing Male.

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PURUSH: The Global Dancing Male: Gender/less: A conversation with Leela Venkataraman

PURUSH: The Global Dancing Male: Gender/less: A conversation with Leela Venkataraman | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
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Dance Critic Leela Venkatraman exploring the speech she gave for Purush: The Global Dancing Male.

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PURUSH: The Global Dancing Male: A chat with Ramli Ibrahim

PURUSH: The Global Dancing Male: A chat with Ramli Ibrahim | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
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Interview of Ramli Ibrahim on the lines of Purush: The Global Dancing Male

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Male dancer (6th century) Bagh cave painting

Male dancer (6th century) Bagh cave painting | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
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The earliest painting we find of a male dancer is in the Bagh caves, Madhya Pradesh. These murals are stylistically similar to the ones in Ajanta. According to scholars, the scenes in Bagh caves depict the story of Buddha and his younger brother Nanda, and is based on the epic Saundarananda of Asvaghosa.


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Guru Udupi Laxminarayan - Compiled by: Lalitha Venkat

Guru Udupi Laxminarayan - Compiled by: Lalitha Venkat | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
Guru Udupi Laxminarayan - Compiled by: Lalitha Venkat
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Interesting read about Guru Udupi Laxminarayan

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Pt. Ravi Shankar cherishes Pt. Uday Shankar - YouTube

Pt. Ravi Shankar recalls his starting days in 1930 (when he was 10 yrs old) of playing in the troupe of his elder brother Pt. Uday Shankar. Pt. Uday Shankar ...
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A wonderfully sweet video showing Late Pt. Ravi Shankar and his daughters, Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones, watching Uday Shankar and Simkie's archival video titled "Sinuous Sidelight" from 1931 and enjoying it. 

The black and white video can be seen in the British pathe archives: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/sinuous-sidelight

See also: http://cinemanrityagharana.blogspot.com/2012/07/rare-video-clips-of-devadasis-uday.html

 

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Ram Gopal Interview 1 - YouTube

First part of 80s Brit TV rare interview with the late Ram Gopal, Indian classical dancer. He performed Bharatanatyam having learnt from Pandanallur Minakshi...
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The Dance History Column - Nala Najan - Ashish Mohan Khokar

The Dance History Column - Nala Najan - Ashish Mohan Khokar | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
The Dance History Column - Nala Najan - Ashish Mohan Khokar
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Ashish Mohan Khokar's tribute in Narthaki on Nala Najan. Read more here: http://www.narthaki.com/info/profiles/profil11.html

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Gujarat honours Padma Vibhushan Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj on his 75th ... - Times of India

Gujarat honours Padma Vibhushan Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj on his 75th ... - Times of India | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
Gujarat honours Padma Vibhushan Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj on his 75th ...
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Another accolade to the legend.

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Pandit Birju Maharaj speaks on Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra - YouTube

Pandit Birju Maharaj - doyen of Kathak dance - had a close friendship with the late Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra - doyen of Odissi. Here, Maharaj-ji talks about...
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From Purush: The Global Dancing Male 

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PURUSH: The Global Dancing Male: 'Dance has been polarised...all bogus binaries' - Navtej Johar

PURUSH: The Global Dancing Male: 'Dance has been polarised...all bogus binaries' - Navtej Johar | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
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Interview of Navtej Singh Johar on the lines of Purush: The Global Dancing Male.

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PURUSH: The Global Dancing Male: Why PURUSH?

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Curatorial description of the conference aimed at Male Dancers in India. 

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Big temple fresco depicting male dancer

Big temple fresco depicting male dancer | male dancers of bharatanatyam | Scoop.it
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Among the frescoes in the Big Temple/Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur, there is a group of celestial beings dancing. With two female dancers, the male celestial being is seen below.

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