The Art Huntress

THE BRIEF

Kaali was born and raised in the aesthetic town of Mahabalipuram. Her folks often quip that she danced before she could walk.

Ushered into the boundless world of classical dance as a child, she has pledged her life to Art.

When on the prowl, this Art Huntress perceives that there is one pursuit that makes you lose yourself and find yourself, all at once.

Here, she traces that last form of magic…

LEARNING LOVE

When I had learnt how to smile without widening my lips and showing my teeth; when I had learnt how to cry without frowning...

THAT DIVINE DISSATISFACTION

Maya, Amma’s star student, now in her early thirties, performed a two hour recital at The Shore Temple, against the backdrop of a setting...

THE GIFT OF A GURU

Every now and then, I drop dead, all tuckered out in the middle of a practice session and holler miserably at Amma, my Guru, “You’re...

A FELLOWSHIP OF THE ARTS

I got my first lesson in team work at age 10 when, after an introductory dance class, my Guru acquainted me with the synergistic...