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*MOHE RANG DO LAAL* KATHAK CHOREOGRPAHY VIDEO COMING SOON! • We are almost done editing the video. On one hand I've been so excited about publishing this, but in the light of recent events across the globe, a new dance video seems quite meaningless. Sigh... I guess I will post it in the next few days, when I feel ready, and I hope you all enjoy it. What a gloomy tone for an announcement post 😒 • P.C. @aaraaemaa #nayantaraparpia #moherangdolaal #bajiraomastani #kathak #kathakdance #kathakdancers #indianclassicaldance #classicaldancers #classicaldance #indiandance #indiandancer #bollywood #bollywooddance #dance #dancersofinstagram #dancersofig #dancerspose #closeup #portrait #portraitofadancer #indianlook #makeup #silverjewellery #saree #sareelove #sareeblouse #tussarsilk #silksaree #bindi #red


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HOW DOES ONE MAKE THEIR DANCE MORE GRACEFUL I was asked this question recently and started thinking about the many factors that go into looking graceful. Realized this applies to any form of movement, like yoga, not just dance. This is what I came up with • 🌷Alignment and symmetry - Regular practice of 'hastaks' or movements while being mindful of your body alignment, angles and symmetry. Not just of the arms, but how they relate to other parts of your body - your feet, your chest and back, your hips, your face and your eyes in each movement. 🌷Posture - The basics - shoulders down and back (even when the arms have to rise), neck and chin back and not protruding forward, back straight, stomach in. 🌷Strength - Yes, strength. Grace is by no means devoid of strength. In fact one needs strength in order to execute certain movements or a change in postures (shifting weight, raising legs, jumps, squats, sitting and standing quickly) with ease and control. Invest time in body conditioning via yoga, Pilates and strength training. 🌷 Observation - Keep your eyes open and observe good dancers. Surround yourself with good dance. Watch the little details in your guru's demonstration - the subtleties in their eyes, their fingers... Watch Live or online performances of dancers you admire. There are many people to observe and learn from, across styles. 🌷Practice - it always boils down to this. A few people might have a natural sense of grace, but even so, the more complex your dance starts to get, regular and MINDFUL practice is necessary to see results. Practice brings muscle memory and comfort, which results in freedom in expression, which also adds to one's grace. • Anything I'm missing? What does GRACE mean to you? • #nayantaraparpia #grace #graceful #kathak #kathakdance #kathakdancer #dance #dancer #dancersofindia #dancersofinstagram #dancersofig #classicaldance #classicaldancers #indianclassicaldance #bharatanatyam #bharatnatyam #odissi #kuchipudi #bollywooddance #ballet #indiandance #indiandancer #makeup #portraitofadancer #portraitphotography #red #practiceandalliscoming #yoga #movement #yogisofinstagram


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Your chance to own a signed print of the astonishing force of nature that is @rojotamara . This was shot as part of “The Language of the Soul” series. Tamara personifies all the virtues of ballet, joy, beauty, bravery, strength and grace, both in her dancing and the way she leads @englishnationalballet She is truly an inspiration. For only £100, this print is only available for the next 7 days and has been made as a one off print as part of the #artistsupportpledge instigated by @matthewburrowsstudio . They will be printed on 11” x 8” paper and be signed, and as part of the scheme are only £100. This is a fantastic scheme to help artists to get get through this sad time for the arts, as well as supporting each other and promoting a group of amazing people who are close to my heart. Please repost and share this. These images were created with my long time collaborator @oliviapomp Go to rickguest.gallery to purchase. Other dancers available are @marianelanunezofficial @rojotamara @edwatson11 @natalia_osipova_official @matty_ball @stevenmcrae_ @vadimmuntagirovofficial @poluninink and the greatest corps de ballet in the world @royaloperahouse #supportartists #affordableart #legendoftheday #artistsupportpledge #portraitofadancer #balletlegends #letsgetthroughthistogether #supportartistscovid19 #unityindiversity #royalballetcompany #balletphotography #balleticons #artendures #loveinatimeofplague #arsbrevisvitalonga #tamararojo #edwardwatson #marianellanuñez #nataliaosipova #matthewball #laurrettasummerscales #stevenmcrae #vadimmuntagirov #sergeipolunin


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Your chance to own a signed print of the incredible @laurretta.s . This was shot for @tamararojo1 and @englishnationalballet way back in 2015 as a way of showing movement through time in a single frame, as three dimensional volumes of dance rather than frozen moments. For only £100, this print is only available for the next 9 days and has been made as a one off print as part of the #artistsupportpledge instigated by @matthewburrowsstudio . They will be printed on 11” x 8” paper and be signed, and as part of the scheme are only £100. This is a fantastic scheme to help artists to get get through this sad time for the arts, as well as supporting each other and promoting a group of amazing people who are close to my heart. Please repost and share this. These images were created with my long time collaborator @oliviapomp Go to rickguest.gallery to purchase. Other dancers available are @marianelanunezofficial @rojotamara @edwatson11 @natalia_osipova_official @matty_ball @stevenmcrae_ @vadimmuntagirovofficial @poluninink and the greatest corps de ballet in the world @royaloperahouse #supportartists #affordableart #legendoftheday #artistsupportpledge #portraitofadancer #balletlegends #letsgetthroughthistogether #supportartistscovid19 #unityindiversity #royalballetcompany #balletphotography #balleticons #artendures #loveinatimeofplague #arsbrevisvitalonga #tamararojo #edwardwatson #marianellanuñez #nataliaosipova #matthewball #timeandmotionstudy #laurrettasummerscales #stevenmcrae #vadimmuntagirov #sergeipolunin


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A Video of Paintings made from @masoomiyat performance on a Poem by Kabir. Music by @vedanth_bharadwaj and @bindhumalini All these paintings are for sale for your kind donation towards helping Rural Folk artists of Karnataka in this Covid crisis. link in my Bio. Kindly donate and collect these beautiful artworks. #artforacause #artvideo #videoart #dancerart #performanceart #poetry #figurativeart #portraitofadancer #stopmotion #animation #lovingvincent


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The astonishing studiowaynemcgregor shot here for my book The Language of the Soul with oliviapomp. Having shot posters for his production of Atomos and most recently his collaboration with englishnationalopera for Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as a dual portrait of him and edwatson11 for Ed’s “Portrait of a Dancer” , he’s always a joy to work with. #godofchoreography #lordofthedance #thelanguageofthesoul #orpheusandeurydice #atomos #portraitofadancer #splinter #metropolis #madbadanddangeroustoknow #choreographersofinstagram #danceportraits #splitpersonalities


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Your chance to own a signed print of arguably the best corps de ballet in the world, The Royal Ballet. Seen here in Act IV of Sean Lake, they completely embody the virtues of strength and grace; they are always a privilege and an honour to photograph. For only £100, this print is only available for the next 9 days and has been made as a one off print as part of the #artistsupportpledge instigated by @matthewburrowsstudio . They will be printed on 11” x 8” paper and be signed, and as part of the scheme are only £100. This is a fantastic scheme to help artists to get get through this sad time for the arts, as well as supporting each other and promoting a group of amazing people who are close to my heart. Please repost and share this. Go to rickguest.gallery to purchase. Other dancers available are @marianelanunezofficial @rojotamara @edwatson11 @natalia_osipova_official @matty_ball @laurretta.s @stevenmcrae_ @vadimmuntagirovofficial. I owe a huge debt of thanks to @royaloperahouse @lahollings and the one and only @johanna.adamsfarley for allowing me into their world #supportartists #corpsblimey #corpsdeforce you get the idea.... #affordableart #legendoftheday #artistsupportpledge #portraitofadancer #balletlegends #letsgetthroughthistogether #supportartistscovid19 #unityindiversity #royalballetcompany #balletphotography #balleticons #artendures #loveinatimeofplague #corpsdeballet #arsbrevisvitalonga #tamararojo #edwardwatson #marianellanuñez #nataliaosipova #matthewball #laurrettasummerscales #stevenmcrae #vadimmuntagirov #swanlake #rideawhiteswan #whiteswan #blackswan


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I've been receiving a lot of messages lately, asking me to start online lessons, since it's become quite the trend these days - I have many reasons why I can't/don't want to. Repeating them for those who missed it. 1️⃣I don't recommend online lessons for beginners. It is a nuanced art form which needs nuanced corrections along with the development of good observation & communication between guru and shishya, which is not possible online, no matter how fast your internet is. 2️⃣For those who do have a background and prior training in Kathak, you are still not familiar with MY movement and communication style, so I can't possibly start building this relationship with a screen between us if you haven't already been with me for some time. I might do a workshop, but not keen on long term training this way. 3️⃣I unfortunately don't have the capacity to take on more students, as I need to focus my time on my existing students and my own practice, besides my one year old son and other personal responsibilities. 4️⃣Personally, I do not teaching online so much, which makes me disinclined to do more of it. So, no, I'm sorry to sound so stuck up and preachy, but I genuinely don't have the bandwidth to start online classes even if I wanted to. I do, however, know of a few good Kathak dancers who are offering classes online and seem to have found some success with it. @kathakfestival has been posting this information on their page, so please research that. For those in Pune, I'm not sure when we will be able to reopen our institute and admit new students. But until then, I will continue to share some videos (not really "tutorials") to keep everyone at home motivated to practice❤️ • P.C. @amith_kurup • #nayantaraparpia #kathak #kathakdance #kathakdancers #kathakclass #onlinedanceclass #onlinetraining #onlinekathak #learnkathakonline #indianclassicaldance #classicaldance #classicaldancers #dance #dancersofindia #dancersofig #portrait #portraitofadancer #portraitphotography #silverjewellery #jewelry #accessories #makeup #danceblog #momsofig #momblogger #bharatanatyam #odissi #kuchipudi #instalove #picoftheday


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Here’s your chance to own a signed photograph of the perfect ballet partnership that is the powerhouse pairing of @marianelanunezofficial and @vadimmuntagirovofficial for £100! This photograph was taken from amidst rapturous applause during one of their many curtain calls @royaloperahouse . This is only available for the next 14 days and has been made as a one off print as part of the #artistsupportpledge instigated by @matthewburrowsstudio . It will be printed on 11” x 8” paper and be signed, and as part of the scheme is only £100. This is a fantastic scheme to help artists to get get through this sad time for the arts, as well as supporting each other and promoting a group of amazing people who are close to my heart. Please repost and share this. Go to www.rickguest.gallery to purchase. Other dancers available are @edwatson11 @rojotamara @stevenmcrae_ @natalia_osipova_official @marcisambe @matty_ball @laurretta.s @vadimmuntagirovofficial @poluninink and the greatest corps de ballet in the world @royaloperahouse #supportartists #affordableart #legendoftheday #matthewburroughsstudio #artistsupportpledge #portraitofadancer #balletlegends #letsgetthroughthistogether #supportartistscovid19 #unityindiversity #leontes #royalballetcompany #enb #balletphotography #balleticons #artendures #loveinatimeofplague #arsbrevisvitalonga #dancepartners #tamararojo #edwardwatson #marianellanuñez #nataliaosipova #awinterstale #matthewball #marcelinosambe #laurrettasummerscales #stevenmcrae #vadimmuntagirov @marianelanunez.queen @marianelanunez_ballet


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So I had to include the dancer of his generation in this print offer; with his completely unique and dynamic physicality, his emotional intelligence and riveting stage presence, someone I’m proud to call my friend, the one and only @edwatson11 Here’s your chance to own a signed photograph of one of the greatest dancers working today. This photograph was taken for the landmark portfolio “Portrait of a Dancer” with Ed as Leontes from @wheeldony “s production of A Winter’s Tale. This is only available for the next 14 days and has been made as a one off print as part of the #artistsupportpledge instigated by @matthewburrowsstudio . It will be printed on 11” x 8” paper and be signed, and as part of the scheme is only £100. This is a fantastic scheme to help artists to get get through this sad time for the arts, as well as supporting each other and promoting a group of amazing people who are close to my heart. Please repost and share this. This image was created with my long time collaborator @oliviapomp Go to rickguest.gallery to purchase. Other dancers available are @marianelanunezofficial @rojotamara @stevenmcrae_ @natalia_osipova_official @marcisambe @matty_ball @laurretta.s @vadimmuntagirovofficial @poluninink and the greatest corps de ballet in the world @royaloperahouse #supportartists #affordableart #legendoftheday #matthewburroughsstudio #artistsupportpledge #portraitofadancer #balletlegends #letsgetthroughthistogether #supportartistscovid19 #unityindiversity #leontes #royalballetcompany #enb #balletphotography #balleticons #artendures #loveinatimeofplague #arsbrevisvitalonga #dancepartners #tamararojo #edwardwatson #marianellanuñez #nataliaosipova #awinterstale #matthewball #marcelinosambe #laurrettasummerscales #stevenmcrae #vadimmuntagirov #sergeipolunin


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More than all the online dance performances, I think the best use of this lockdown for artists has been the sharing of ideas. I've watched some incredibly inspiring interviews this week besides hosting THE MOST EPIC one with Aditi @aditimangaldas didi - @parshwanathupadhye , @arushimudgal , @mythiliprakash and my favourite @drjanakirangarajan, all thanks to @dancerukmini, available on the @raadhakalpa page. Global and free access to the minds of successful artists, not to mention the opportunity to go back to these videos at any time in the future, is invaluable. And the gift of time to introspect and reflect on our art is perhaps the need of the hour. What do you think? • P.C. @rajgoody#indianclassicaldance #classicaldancers #indiandance #kathak #kathakdance #bharatanatyam #bharatnatyam #odissi #kuchipudi #lockdown2020 #quarantine #quarantinelife #artists #artistsofinstagram #dancersofig #dancersofinstagram #dancersofig #danceblog #indianblogger #portraitofadancer #portraitphotography #silverjewellery #jewelry #indianlook #traditional #ikkat #nayantaraparpia


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