Habitat World Online Culture Calendar

A century of Indian Dance (1901-2000), a classic compilation by Prof. Ashish Mohan Khokar, constitutes the second episode of the Mohan Khokar Dance Archives, streaming this week. The film features over 100 star-dancers, gurus, groups, divas and doyens covering 5 generations. It shows how the dance forms evolved, who were the pioneers, great gurus and dancers, in independent India.

This week for IHC CONTINUUM, we feature a performance by Odissi exponent, Sujata Mohapatra, disciple and daughter-in-law of the late Guru Padma Vibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra, the legendary exponent of Odissi. She is a recipient of many awards including Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Nritya Choodamani Award, Nritya Sagar Award and Pandit Jasraj Award among others. Watch Hindustani musician Neela Bhagwat discuss the Aesthetics of Khayal Gayaki as part of the Kumar Gandharva Memorial Lecture 6, in collaboration with the Raza Foundation.

In our series featuring Mrinal Sen’s rediscovered shorts, this week, we showcase Ajnabi starring Neena Gupta, and Dilip Dhawan.

Last few days to watch some of the best documentary shorts from around the world as part of the BBC LongShots Film Festival 2021.