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Why 'performing arts' is not a business

Gitanjali Diwakar | Updated on November 28, 2020 Published on November 21, 2020

The internet has been saving grace for many performers. With the uncertainty surrounding stage shows, online platforms have enabled many artists to showcases their talents, conduct classes and even talk about art as well as its therapeutic effects. But, are these initiatives corrupting the art form? Can art be a business?  

In this episode of Stage Business, we speak with eminent Yakshagana artist Bannanje Sanjeeva Suvarna from Karnataka. Yakshagana is a folk dance popular in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. At the age of 65, Sanjeeva Suvarna strongly believes that art is not a source of income and believes that this all art forms must be shared with the public and bring happiness.

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Published on November 21, 2020