Articles and Interviews

Select Articles by Navtej Johar

“The Body as Object of Mindful Observation”, The Press Reader, 2017:
https://www.pressreader.com/india/the-times-of-india-mumbai-edition/20170817/282205125997801
   
“The Contemplative Spectator: Seeing as Mode of Stilling Mind”, Moving (Across) Borders: Performing Translation, Intervention, Participation, edited by Gabriele Brandstetter and Holger Hartung, Columbia University Press, 2017
   

“The Centrality of Caste: Dance and the Making of National Indian Identity”, IIC Quarterly - June 2016, New Delhi, India
Article 2016.pdf

   
“Tradition as an Archive Box: Locating Autonomy, De-Policing Ambition”, Tilt Pause Shift: Dance Ecologies in India, Edited by Anita Cherian, Tuilia Books, India 2016
selection.pdf
   
“The Ramayana is Open to Interpretation”, The Speaking Tree, Times of India, 2016:
https://www.speakingtree.in/article/the-ramayana-is-open-to-interpretation
   
“The master of ‘yoga for the moment’”, The Hindu, 9th Aug, 2016,
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/The-master-of-%E2%80%98yoga-for-the-moment%E2%80%99/article14560132.ece
   
“The Power of Seeing: Body, History and City”, The Ethics of Art: Ecological Turns in the Performing Arts, Ed: Guy Cools and Pascal Gielen, Valiz, 2014:
EoA_johar.pdf
   
“How The Transformative Practice of Yoga has Gradually Drawn into the Politics of Identity Politics”, The Caravan, 2015: 
http://www.caravanmagazine.in/vantage/how-the-practice-of-yoga-is-being-drawn-to-chauvinism-identity-politics
   
“Why Yoga is Important to Me as a Dancer, as a Person”, The Wire, 6th June, 2015
https://thewire.in/author/navtej-johar
   
“Physical Traditions as Continuity”, Lila foundation for Translocal Initiatives, 18th September, 2014: http://www.lilafoundation.in/2014/09/18/navtej-johar-physical-traditions-continuity/
   
“The State of Surrender”, The Speaking Tree, The Times of India, 2012,
https://www.speakingtree.in/article/state-of-surrender
   
“Framing the Fluid: Multiple perspectives on Bharatanatyam - philosophical historical, attitudinal, aesthetic and socio-cultural”, Asia Intangible Cultural Heritage Encyclopaedia, 2006:
http://www.craftrevival.org/voiceDetails.asp?Code=40

 


Some Interviews with Navtej Johar

“Where Dance, Yoga and Urban Activism Meet”, Tishani Doshi, The Hindu, 2016:
http://www.thehindu.com/thread/anything-but-books/article9245116.ece

   
Some body, speak up”, Anjana Rajan, The Hindu, Dec 2016:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/Some-body-speak-up/article16896726.ece
   
“My orientation is different and that is no crime” Live Mint, 29th June, 2016,
http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/6GFyIOJTehFA2OS4C998bP/My-orientation-is-different-and-that-is-no-crime-Navtej-Sin.html
   
Artist Talk with Navtej Johar, Ng Yi-Sheng, The O.P.E.N., SIFA, Singapore:
https://sifa.sg/2017/theopen/blog/artist-talk-with-navtej-johar
   
“Inspired Enquiry”, Anjana Rajan, The Hindu, New Delhi, June 18, 2015
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/inspired-enquiry/article7329831.ece
   
Purush: The global dancing male, Tulsi Badrinath, 2013,
http://purush2013.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-quickie-with-navtej-singh-johar.html
   
The body and things like that”, Anjana Rajan, The Hindu: 20th Jan, 2012:
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/The-body-and-things-like-that/article13373773.ece
   
“Sage or Artist”, Suparna-SaraswatiPuri, Harmony India-Celebrate Age, April, 2012:
http://www.harmonyindia.org/hportal/VirtualPageView.jsp?page_id=18156
   
Navtej Singh Johar: I plod my own path”, Lalitha Venkat, Narthaki, Chennai, Dec 6, 2008
http://www.narthaki.com/info/intervw/intrv109l.html