You think you already know whether you like Indian classical dance, don't you? Whatever else you're pondering, whatever other traditional-art-based conundrums haunt you, you've figured that one out. But you can see where this is going: Maybe you don't know after all. Imagine that a handsome twentysomething man, dressed in plain but stylish black trousers and a T-shirt appears on a bare stage. He moves to the spare beat of one drum, effortlessly and with a startlingly genuine joy. The Bharatanatyam dance he performs tells a story, but the plot escapes you. Doesn't matter. His beatific grace and the stark and ancient dance tell you everything – wait, is that an ironic gleam in his eye? No, probably not. Unless... More >>>