The Gita Govinda speaks of Jayadeva''s parents Bhojadeva and Ramadevi, his friend Parasara, his wife Padmavati and some of the contemporary court poets of Lakshmana-Sena.
('Jayadeva's Gita Govinda: Architectonics of love and religion in dance' by M Nagabhushana Sarma, Nartanam, Aug-Oct 2007)

Heike Moser is a researcher and the first foreigner to have had her arangetram in Kerala's mimetic theatre form Koodiyattam.

The basic stance or position in Sattriya from where all the dance numbers of Sattriya start is called 'Ora,' and covers both hand and foot position. The entire Sattriya dance form depends on five basic stances or positions purush ora, prakriti ora, phul ora, lahi ora and sama.
('Pada-karma (foot-work) in Sattriya dance' by Dr. Mallika Kandali, Nartanam, Aug-Oct 2007)

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