Ted Shawn was the first to form a company of exclusively male dancers and he worked hard to destroy the stigma of effeminacy which had clung to the male dancer.

Ted Shawn bought a farm called Jacob's Pillow in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts
where he founded a unique university of dance, built the first theatre there and used it only for dance.

K P Narayana Pisharoti is the Sanskrit scholar who translated the Natya Sastra into Malayalam.

Kalamandalam Gopi, who was born on May 30, 1937, originally began training at a very young
age as an Ottamthullal performer under Koovapalli Pushpakath Parameswaran Nambeeshan.

Bharatanatyam dancer Vidya Chandrasekhar presented a 72 HOURS FOR THE HEART, non stop
solo dance marathon from 8pm on May 17, 1996 till 8pm on May 20, 1996 at the Bharatiya Temple in Troy, Michigan, to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
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