Chandralekha is credited as being the first to make a place for contemporary dance in India. She used her own style of classical Bharata Natyam to convey social messages and and political critiques. Her work has a quality that allows it to reach diverse audiences and has toured internationally, per
Bernadette Peters was born on February 28, 1948 in Ozone Park, New York. A born entertainer, she is considered one of the all time great leading ladies of the Broadway musical stage. Comfortable in both drama and comedy she has put a stamp on many of the great roles in the musical theatre cannon.
In 1931 the audience rose in tribute as Saint Sa'ns' music from "The Dying Swan" played to an empty stage. Anna Pavlova had just died of pleurisy. On her deathbed, she issued one last request: "Bring my swan costume." By the end of her illustrious career, the swan had become her emblem. One stunning
On Christmas Day in 1908, a child born in London's drab suburbs was given the incredibly ordinary Christian name of Dennis Pratt. But this child knew right away that the ordinary was not for him. In due time Pratt would give himself a new name, one that befit his true persona: Quentin Crisp.