|In the 70s, in Sanjay
Khan's film titled 'Abdullah,' Astad Deboo choreographed and danced a number
with Kalpana Iyer but that was edited out when the film was screened!
Astad has also choreographed the promotional film for 'Omkara.'
|Indrani Rahman was the first to present Odissi at the Ted Shawn Theatre in 1960.|
|It is believed that Rabindranath Tagore's interest in dance took shape when in 1926, the poet's friend Maharaj Veermanakya Singha of Agartala, invited him to Agartala. The Maharaja had arranged for a special dance festival in his honour. This was in Manipuri. The poet was mesmerized by its beauty and made up his mind to teach it to his students at Santiniketan.|