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Brazilian dance star's Bolshoi exodus brings him home
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Brazilian dance star's Bolshoi exodus brings him home

Brazilian dancer David Motta, who left Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet two months ago due to the war in #Ukraine, stars in the Swan Lake ballet at Rio de Janeiro's Municipal Theatre before joining the Staatsballett in Berlin.

Why the India Art Fair was memorable on many counts
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Why the India Art Fair was memorable on many counts

The India Art Fair was organised after two years and was a huge success. Read more.

India Art Fair 2022: Ceramist P R Daroz talks about his solo show named Fire In The Soul
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India Art Fair 2022: Ceramist P R Daroz talks about his solo show named Fire In The Soul

Ceramist P R Daroz, who has become one of the foremost names in his field talks about his show at the India Art Fair 2022.

India Art Fair 2022: Artist Atul Dodiya talks about his exhibits
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India Art Fair 2022: Artist Atul Dodiya talks about his exhibits

Artist Atul Dodiya, who currently has his exhibits at the India Art Fair 2022, talks about art in an interview with Firstpost

Bonjour India celebrates the International Day of Dance
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Bonjour India celebrates the International Day of Dance

Bonjour India, the cultural, artistic, educational, and literary festival of France, is celebrating the International Day of Dance through various projects in Delhi.

Here's what members of the Art fraternity have to say about India Art Fair 2022
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Here's what members of the Art fraternity have to say about India Art Fair 2022

The India Art Fair makes a comeback after two years and the art lovers can't keep calm.

Book Review |Barkha Dutt’s ‘To Hell and Back’ exhumes the bodies of those whose stories were waiting to be told
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Book Review |Barkha Dutt’s ‘To Hell and Back’ exhumes the bodies of those whose stories were waiting to be told

‘To Hell and Back: Humans of COVID’ is not about the numbers, but the people behind these numbers.

India Art Festival: Here's what 6 self-taught artists have to share
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India Art Festival: Here's what 6 self-taught artists have to share

Manoj Kumar Swain and Sadashiv Sawant’s wife at The India Art Festival (IAF).

Art Attack: The India Art Festival returns to Delhi after two years
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Art Attack: The India Art Festival returns to Delhi after two years

Sixth Edition of the India Art festival to be held in Delhi after two long years of the pandemic

Taliban takeover sparks fear for Afghanistan's heritage after 20 years; reminiscent of Bamiyan Buddha destruction
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Taliban takeover sparks fear for Afghanistan's heritage after 20 years; reminiscent of Bamiyan Buddha destruction

"Everything is suspended," said Philippe Delanghe, from UNESCO, the UN's cultural agency, who said they are awaiting the decisions of the new regime on the inauguration of Bamiyan's new cultural centre should have been completed last month

Surrealists at Sea: Artists Dušan and Voitre Marek finally receive their place in the pantheon of Australian surrealism
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Surrealists at Sea: Artists Dušan and Voitre Marek finally receive their place in the pantheon of Australian surrealism

Surrealists at Sea explores their work in depth, dwelling on their ideas and work in diverse media, especially Dušan’s stunning mid-century films, and how they sustained their surrealist practice across their entire careers.

From underground to mainstream: How the Bangla rock movement attained validation on home turf
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From underground to mainstream: How the Bangla rock movement attained validation on home turf

The bands simultaneously rebelled against the established system and painted honest pictures of a changing urban society.

Shut due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Louvre turns to merchandise sales for revenue
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Shut due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Louvre turns to merchandise sales for revenue

The merchandise expansion is just one of the ways the museum has been getting creative with funding.

Dancer Mandeep Raikhy's The Secular Project explores secularism as a cultural practice through bodily rituals
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Dancer Mandeep Raikhy's The Secular Project explores secularism as a cultural practice through bodily rituals

On the road for the past three weeks, with a dusty car for company along with two cloth banners in English and Hindi asserting 'SECULAR INDIA/ धर्मनिरपेक्ष भारत', Raikhy states that his journey is a search for a secular ritual for the body, in a country fractured along communal lines.

2020 Padma Awards: Posthumous honour for SP Balasubrahmanyam; Bombay Jayashri, KS Chithra among artists recognised
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2020 Padma Awards: Posthumous honour for SP Balasubrahmanyam; Bombay Jayashri, KS Chithra among artists recognised

The Padma awards were announced on Monday evening by the Ministry Of Home Affairs and included a total of 119 honours.

What cutting my own hair during a Mohiniyattam performance taught me about gender politics within the form
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What cutting my own hair during a Mohiniyattam performance taught me about gender politics within the form

Classical dances have certain body ideals created for themselves, and one of them is the long hair or a stipulated hair length for the female performer that qualifies her to wear the costume. What does the hair — especially the long hair attached to the body of the woman — imply?

In Bengal's Rasui village, 75-year-old Khudiram Hajra keeps the dying tradition of 'bhorai' kirtan alive
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In Bengal's Rasui village, 75-year-old Khudiram Hajra keeps the dying tradition of 'bhorai' kirtan alive

In Vaishnavism, the sun is believed to be a manifestation of Krishna, and in the Bengali month of Kartik, the kirtan verses sung at dawn by kirtaniyas is known as 'bhorai', which is derived from term 'bhor', meaning dawn.

In Sebastiao Salgado's photography, a piercing reflection on the pathos of climate change, migration
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In Sebastiao Salgado's photography, a piercing reflection on the pathos of climate change, migration

Intensely political yet captivating, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s body of work examines the beauty and brutality of the human condition. More recently, his photographs serve as an ode to the planet — an optimistic view of what we must save and celebrate.

How Bollywood assigns classical dance only to female bodies considered worthy of the male gaze
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How Bollywood assigns classical dance only to female bodies considered worthy of the male gaze

The sudden introduction of classical dance in a film acts as a placeholder for several values held by the girl on screen, which the film cannot delve into deeply. It transforms into a proxy for everything the word 'sanskaari' can convey.

How Shugoofa, a 52-year-old Urdu humour magazine from Hyderabad, examines society through satire
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How Shugoofa, a 52-year-old Urdu humour magazine from Hyderabad, examines society through satire

It is one of the few magazines in the country (in any language) devoted entirely to humour. The publication groomed new writers and poets in Urdu humour, leading them to recognition.