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Astad Deboo: A rebel who stood astride India's fledgling experimental arts scene, and dismantled notions of dance
Arts & Culture

Astad Deboo: A rebel who stood astride India's fledgling experimental arts scene, and dismantled notions of dance

Swimming against the tide, Astad Deboo forged an uncommon career that operated in its own niche perhaps, but has left behind an insurmountable legacy.

With Astad Deboo's demise, Indian dance has lost one of its most beloved, paradigm-shifting artists
Arts & Culture

With Astad Deboo's demise, Indian dance has lost one of its most beloved, paradigm-shifting artists

Astad Deboo’s voice, his memorable chakkars on stage, his prodigious talent in riveting performances, his infectious laugh, his impeccable ability to offer friendship to so many across the world have all been stopped in his untimely passing.

As our understanding of dance expands, boundaries of the discipline call for reconfiguration
Life

As our understanding of dance expands, boundaries of the discipline call for reconfiguration

What clarity of intention can a dancer bring to the mere act of walking? What do you make when all a dancer does is hold your gaze, locking eyes with you for an uncomfortably long span of time?

Flying high: How Arif Chaudri aka Flying Machine became India's best known b-boy
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Flying high: How Arif Chaudri aka Flying Machine became India's best known b-boy

Arif Chaudri, 19, is better known as Flying Machine — the best b-boy in India

Astad Deboo: 'Our culture today revolves around Bollywood; there are hardly any viewers for art'
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Astad Deboo: 'Our culture today revolves around Bollywood; there are hardly any viewers for art'

In an interview with Firstpost, contemporary dance legend Astad Deboo talks about his experience of working with the hearing impaired, how a solo performance transforms entirely when revisited with a group, and his upcoming performance at the NCPA