At many casinos, the design either enforces the hokey theme (Wild West, say, or pirates) or blinds you with crazy swirls and clashing patterns. ‘s decor, however, is touched by the wand of Salvador Dali, Pee wee Herman and Mother Nature. A giant orchid sculpture blooms overhead, and wooden structures cover the ceiling like a […]

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Understandably, Rahaim spends almost no time investigating the conscious use of gesture as part of a performance. Given that Hindustani musicians try to downplay the importance of gesture whenever explicitly questioned, it seems unlikely anyone would admit to its conscious, intentional use. However, Hindustani vocalists are still performers and undoubtedly are aware of the role […]

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