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…

Tradition continues… and changes

I had the opportunity to catch some live Korean music this week and a chance to speak to its practitioners, albeit only briefly. The hosts, on a work visit to Seoul, treated us to some great traditional music, hospitality and of course, food. I have always wondered about the irresistible allure of tradition for official…