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Pirouetting Skywards

Contemporary Indian dancers are drawing on classical traditions to craft a new aesthetic and vocabulary of dance that reflect current sensibilities.

Every art form reflects the sociocultural milieu of its existence. For any creative artiste, it is extremely important to imbibe the nuances of her times and interpret them through her art. Towards that end, practitioners of contemporary dance in India are demonstrating a remarkable finesse.

India has an immensely rich heritage of classical dance. Timeless in its beauty and appeal, Indian classical dance has already won global acclaim. The biggest challenge for many Indian dancers today is how to dive deeper into that reservoir of tradition to draw inspiration, and yet transcend and go beyond conventional practices to create a new dance aesthetic which is more reflective of the concerns and sensibilities of contemporary India.

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