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" Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."
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Pablo Picasso

Incredible quote. This sums up how I feel about technique. 

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RIP Adyar K Lakshman, legendary Bharatanataym guru. 

RIP Adyar K Lakshman, legendary Bharatanataym guru. 

(Source: narthaki.com)

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Odissi

Dancers: Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy (Nrityagram)

(Source: bahamabhava, via shyam108)

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Bharatanatyam
Dancer: Alarmel Valli 
Photographer: Unknown 

Bharatanatyam

Dancer: Alarmel Valli 

Photographer: Unknown 

(Source: narthaki.com)

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Tomorrow is Kelucharan Guna Keertanam, the 3rd North American Odissi Convention. There are going to be a multitude of dancers paying tribute to the great Kelucharan Mohapatra. I’ll be dancing too! I’m performing “Kalyan Pallavi.” 

Tomorrow is Kelucharan Guna Keertanam, the 3rd North American Odissi Convention. There are going to be a multitude of dancers paying tribute to the great Kelucharan Mohapatra. I’ll be dancing too! I’m performing “Kalyan Pallavi.” 

posted 4 months ago / 2 notes / reblog
Kuchipudi
Dancer: Yamini Reddy
Photographer: unknown

Kuchipudi

Dancer: Yamini Reddy

Photographer: unknown

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Odissi
"Ratna in Niche"Dancer: Ratna RoyPhotographer: David J. Capers (1985)

Odissi

"Ratna in Niche"

Dancer: Ratna Roy
Photographer: David J. Capers (1985)

(Source: odissi.blogspot.com)

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Odissi
Dancer: unknown dancer from the Center for World Music (San Diego, CA)
Photographer: Walter O. Koenig

Odissi

Dancer: unknown dancer from the Center for World Music (San Diego, CA)

Photographer: Walter O. Koenig

(Source: classicaldancesofindia)

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