Our publications have been written to acquaint readers with Classical Dance.
Our hope is that it will reach readers who love Classical Dance, Who love it without knowing much about it, Without knowing why they love it.
Our hope is that it will move people who have never witnessed a Classical Dance performance to discover what they have missed.
As for the connoisseurs, we hope to give you a candid view of how practitioners of the Art perceive what they do. What we hear, what we dance, how we dance, what we attempt to convey, what has been passed down to us, what we have inherited, what we have learnt, what we wish to give and what we think is still to come…
Our publications are a platform for fine artists to showcase their skill and creations.
A bunch of artists, young and old, have produced artwork to complement the content written into each publication.
Their Art is an essential accompaniment to dance theory and the literature of these publications.
Many Classical Arts support Classical Dance. Fine Art is one of them. Our publications are one way of providing skillful and creative painters, sketchers, illustrators and graphic designers a place to exhibit, park and preserve their Art.
Our publications are different. They makes sense of the intricate ancient literature that codified Classical Dance theory.
Complex theories of Classical Dance are simply but vividly explained along with interpretations of Classical Literature and how they may be approached with a modern mindset.
The publications delineate time-honoured practices of Classical Dance and suggest how they could be made relevant to today. Traditional technique in training and performance is kept with, all the while employing it to convey contemporary morals and messages that matter.
The established structure of the Art form is retained; its scope and reach however, are amplified.
You will know Classical Dance. And then, you will know how to use it to tell a modern story or approach an age-old, mythological, legendary and ageless story with some fresh perspective. When you have, you will dance it!
Our publications help make the Art just as much about the present as it is about the past. May be this is the way forward for Classical Dance…
THE PUBLICATIONS AND THE PRACTICE
In order to be a Classical Dancer, one has to absorb and assimilate Classical Dance theory.
The theory has been written in ancient treatises. So, if we didn’t read, we wouldn’t dance! Classical Dance, that is!
These publications seek to simplify what has been conveyed in rather confusing scriptures of epic proportions. Reading them will give you a better understanding of the Art form and how the instructions laid down by these scriptures can be followed and executed.
The demands that technique makes – the accuracy, routines, postures, supporting information and reasons why a movement must be done in a particular manner as against another –
THE PUBLICATIONS AND CHANGE
There are perceptions about dancers. There are perceptions about Classical Dance. There are perceptions all around about the general state of things.
Our publications are aimed at highlighting, debunking, endorsing and denying these perceptions. Perhaps even introducing some new ones.
Classical Dance is a medium, a universal language that can be used to impact society and influence change.
These publications assist Classical Dance with emphasis through the written word.
CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
The publications are full of contemporary approaches to Classical Art.
The theory of Classical Dance was written so far back in history or heaven even, that it must be made palatable, feel relatable and presented in a manner that allows it to be appreciated by those living today.
Our text does not change or modernize the theories of dance. It only helps us see it from a fresh, new and different perspective. We learn and share the nuances that have been marked and outlined years ago and use these to tell new stories or to approach old stories afresh.
We’re still dancing the same dance, but may be we’re telling a different, more evolved, more woke story.
Our publications also seek to inculcate a new found respect for one’s body and mind as they are put to trial – whilst being prepared to dance the intricacies, severities and specifics of Classical Dance; whilst making this gradual, spiritual, soulful, heavily physical and hopefully successful journey of performing Classical Dance.
A LINE FOR EACH
Classical Dance is not an art form that exists in isolation. It is heavily reliant on multiple other art forms. This publication has been composed to throw light upon the significance of Literature, Music and other art forms that overwhelmingly support the learning, practice and sharing of Classical Dance.
Where and how do we make a beginning with Classical Dance? This publication has all the answers. A mere curiosity about the art form will suffice.
The body is a dancer’s biggest instrument. This publication presents theories and directives passed down through the ages to mould it so that it can best imbibe the technique, character and rigours of Classical Dance. This is how the dance is danced and everything the body must master – movement, gesture, posture and poise.
Everything a Classical dancer does and needs to do, on the periphery, in order to become a dancer. This publication is everything a dancer runs into, along the road to becoming one.
The fictitious story of a folk dancer who aspires to Classical Dance.
This is the journey of Gold, in the making, seen right through to the end.
An abstract story to highlight the significance of the “Eyes” to Classical Dance.
An understanding of what embellishes Classical Dance and an appreciation of the Art form.