April 23 | Classical Dance in Bombay – Panel Discussion

Dance Dialogues presents a panel discussion on the changing history of classical dance in Bombay at 3 pm. 

How has dance been taught and learned over the years? With changes in the presentation of dance, there is change in the processes of choreography. How has this affected classical dance performance in Bombay, and, importantly, the patronage given to it? How is dance making understood through the eyes of artists, curators and scholars?

The discussants are Darshana Jhaveri, Daksha Mashruwala, CS Lakshmi (Ambai) and Neha Kudchadkar. They are dancers and scholars across three generations of dance in Bombay. More about them below. The audience is encouraged to participate in the discussion!

Venue: Sangit Mahabharati, Juhu Scheme.
Date: April 23, 2013
 3 – 5 pm.

The venue is opposite Nalanda Dance School and diagonally opposite Prateeksha, Amitabh Bacchhan’s bungalow. Please be on time.

Darshana Jhaveri is a leading exponent of Manipuri dance. She studied with Guru Bipin Singh. She is actively associated with Manipuri Nartanalaya, Bombay.

Daksha Mashruwala is a senior Odissi dancer, who started in Bharatanatyam. She studied Odissi with Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and runs her school, Kaishiki, teaching the dance style.

CS Lakshmi (Ambai) is a leading feminist writer and researcher who runs the women’s archive SPARROW. She is the author of Mirrors and Gestures: Conversations with Women Dancers, a seminal collection of oral histories of women dancers.

Neha Kudchadkar is a young Kathak dancer and a visual artist. She is part of the performance collective Beej.