Usha Iyer on her book Dancing Women, a deep dive into the material and cultural production of dance in Hindi cinema
Through her latest book, Usha Iyer provides an in-depth and discursive study of the history of the labour of producing on-screen dance — from the 1930s to the 1990s — and how over the years it has produced unique constructions of gender, sexuality, stardom and spectacle in and around the realm of Hindi cinema.
Trained as a ballet dancer, Ann Reinking was known for her bold style of dance epitomised by her role of Roxie Hart in the revival of the musical Chicago.
Saroj Khan passes away: A masterful choreographer, who spruced up traditional dance forms with 'a dazzle of Bollywood'
“I was in a man’s job, trying to get a foothold. And I didn’t give up," Saroj Khan had said in her 2019 TEDx Talk.
Saroj Khan paved the way for choreographers in Bollywood: Farah Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant, Ahmed Khan weigh in
Choreographer Bosco Martis points out Saroj Khan got the first Filmfare Award for choreography for 'Ek Do Teen' in 1989.
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is scheduled to hit the theatres on Republic Day.
Many women feel they don’t measure up when it comes to their looks and body weight. Karishma Chavan, a professional choreographer, tells her story of body shaming, rejection, and the art of overcoming it gracefully.
In an interview with Firstpost, renowned Bharatnaytam exponent Leela Samson spoke about her troupe Spanda, why the arts must evolve, and her experiences working on Mani Ratnam's OK Kanmani.
If there is a plot in Action Jackson, it's buried under a festering pile of ineptitude and fake blood. The lurid colours and jerky camerawork could spark a two and a half hour long epileptic attack.