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Interview: Dancer/Choreographer Ramli Ibrahim Embraces Indian Tradition, Malaysian Context

Malaysia's Sutra Dance Theater presents
Arts

How does a diaspora cultural manifestation measure up to the original? What happens when globalization allows culture to flow freely through national barriers? Malaysian dancer/choreographer Ramli Ibrahim tackles these and other big questions ahead of his group's performances at Asia Society New York.

Interview: Director Educates Himself, and Audience, with Classical Dance Documentary

Arts

Sumantra Ghosal discusses how he made his film about dancer/choreographer Malavika Sarukkai, who brings a contemporary sensibility to traditional Bharatanatyam. Screening and in-person appearances at Asia Society New York on Sept. 21.

Watch: Thai Puppeteers Bring 'Billie Jean'-Era Michael Jackson Back to Life

Arts

The headline really says it all. Press play to watch a puppet-sized King of Pop perform one of his biggest hits ... sequin glove, moonwalk and all.

Interview: In New Delhi, a Transplanted Trinidadian Pursues His Kathak Dream

Trinidad native Quincy Kendell Charles moved to New Delhi in 2008 to pursue his love of Kathak, the traditional Indian dance form. (Edison Boodoosingh)
Arts

In India, the land of his great-grandmother, Quincy Kendell Charles furthers his immersion in a traditional dance form.

Photo of the Day: Showing Off Dance Steps in Japan

A group of girls show off their dance skills in the Ohara Matsuri Dance Festival in Shibuya, Japan on May 19, 2013. (Masaru Minoya/Flickr)
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A group of girls show off their dance skills in the Ohara Matsuri Dance Festival in Shibuya, Japan on May 19, 2013. (Masaru Minoya/Flickr)

Video: Lil Buck Dances From Memphis to China to Stephen Colbert

Charles
Lifestyle

Watch a variety of videos featuring Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, who traveled to China in 2011 with Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and recently appeared on The Colbert Report.

Photo of the Day: Synchronized Gymnastics in North Korea

Arirang or Mass Games, regimented performances that stress group dynamics, were held in Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 25, 2012. (Matt Paish 2012/Flickr)
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Arirang or Mass Games, regimented performances that stress group dynamics, were held in Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 25, 2012. (Matt Paish 2012/Flickr)

Interview: Rachel Cooper on Indonesia's Envelope-Pushing Dance Troupe

Indonesian dance troupe Nan Jombang performing 'Rantau Berbisik.' (http://youtu.be/Yr5o5TxxL3k)
Arts

Asia Society's Rachel Cooper shares some insights into Nan Jombang, who will perform at Asia Society New York on October 6.

Photo of the Day: Dancing with Aplomb in India

Actress Lakshmi Gopalaswamy leads a graceful queue in the classical Bharatnatyam dance in Kerala, India on August 27, 2012. (Sudheesh S/Flickr)
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Actress Lakshmi Gopalaswamy leads a graceful queue in the classical Bharatnatyam dance in Kerala, India on August 27, 2012. (Sudheesh S/Flickr)

A Hip Hop Dance Response to Japan's 2011 Disaster

Arts

Watch Japanese contemporary dancer and choreographer KENTARO!! perform his solo piece After Raining, It Will Be Sunny, in an Asia Society India Centre event at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai last month.