Purush Perspectives 3: From the Archives

The silk shirt of the legendary dancer Ram Gopal was from ARMANI….errr..A.R.MANI from Madras! Snippets like this kept us entertained throughout the Purush conference! I’d like to make special note of the presentation of Aashish Khokar who recollected the above anecdote, not least because of my research interests in copyright and heritage but because it…

Purush Perspectives 2: Environment and the arts

In an evening of ‘Baitak Bhav’, [A session where artist is sat down and expressing] on the last day of the Purush conference in Madras, the 22nd of December 2013, Birju Maharaj made my point really well about nature as inspiration for dancers. Fresh from riding the wave of my National Parks award, I was…