The artiste’s costume has always been an interesting and important aspect of the Margazhi season. In fact, designers believe that the costume must fit the form, while bestowing the artiste with the luxury of freedom of movement and comfort.

“While contemporary dance forms see varied experimentation with costume design, traditional Bharatnatyam costumes are also going through a change of their own” notes Madhulika Gautama in her article for Deccan Chronicle.

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Anita Ratnam (photo courtesy: Deccan Chronicle)