Dance Is How I Get Close to God: An Interview with Dancer and Upcoming Actress Isha Farha

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Born into a family where art is a compulsion, Isha Farha started learning dance at the age of three from her mother, Kalamandalam Haseena. She is now adept in various Indian dance forms, including Bharathnatayam , Mohiniyattam, and Kuchipudi. She won the title of Kalathilakam in 2008 for excellence in the field of Bharathnatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudy, folkdance, one-act play and storytelling. She is the founder of the dance teaching institute Bharatha Bharathi.An engineer by profession, … [Read more...]

Dancing in Ramadan, Tapping into Prayer

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"When you're in the moment, just dance. This isn't the time to think about the choreography or to worry about whether you're doing it right. You can think about those later. But when it's time to dance, forget everything else, and just do it. Ignore everything else, and just be in the moment." The teacher who had come from out of town to lead a few workshops several years ago was talking about tap dancing, but as she spoke, what I was hearing wasn't advice on how to dance. ¬†What I heard was … [Read more...]


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