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Akram Khan MBE

Akram Khan may be trained in classical kathak dance, but he is not a classicist. Born in Wimbledon to Bangladeshi immigrants, he grew up mixing his kathak training with moves from disco and pop on the carpet of his dad’s restaurant. Aged 13, he joined the cast of Peter Brook’s eight-hour production of the Mahabharata, performing the sweeping Sanskrit epic to critical adulation around the world.  When he returned home he found himself obsessed with furthering ...

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Madhavi Mudgal

Madhavi Mudgal is a living legend of odissi dance, renowned for deep insight into its history and current evolution. Born ... read more

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Mavin Khoo

Mavin Khoo status as one of bharatanatyam’s most exciting modern innovators demonstrates the global reach of the tradition. The dance ... read more

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Nahid Siddiqui

Nahid Siddiqui is one of the world’s leading kathak dancers. She infuses deep, personal artistry into the interpretation of the ... read more

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Swapnasundari

Chennai-born Swapnasundari is a leading bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer. Renowned for physical eloquence and deft improvisational skill, she explores poetic ... read more

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