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Give traditional performing arts more respect and creative freedom

It took me 20 years to debut as a solo Indian classical dancer.

I enjoyed the taste of success performing solo on stage for an hour and a half last December, under the banner of local Indian classical dance company Kalapeetham.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 09, 2020, with the headline 'Give traditional performing arts more respect and creative freedom'. Subscribe