El Estoque

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique

Michelle Wong

November 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]I[/su_dropcap]n a school where the student body is 83 percent Asian, influences from different Asian cultures are especially prominent. One such way for South Asian students to express their cultural heritage is through the numerous forms of Indian dance, whether it...

MVHS Raas becomes a club

MVHS Raas becomes a club

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Making sure that they have all their gear — speakers, costumes and their dandiyas, the captains of MVHS Raas wake up and get ready for the day. Throughout the day, they practice and run through rehearsals. After a long and exhausting day, they pack up their cars full of the equipment they hauled ov...

Bhangra and Raas teams critique each other’s performances during practice

Bhangra and Raas teams critique each other’s performances during practice

Shriya Deshpande

December 14, 2016


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen writers read their pieces repeatedly, catching mistakes becomes harder with each edit. When students throw themselves into studying for finals, catching mistakes becomes harder with each extra practice test. When dancers perform the same routine, catching mistakes becomes harder...

Raas holds second workshop for interested students

Raas holds second workshop for interested students

Trisha Kholiya

September 23, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

Out on the concrete by the Kennedy MS gym, under the shade of dusty trees, an excitable group of girls talk and wait in anticipation for the workshop. One officer announces the start of the workshop, and together, they step into the scorching sun and trade their bags for a pair of Dandia sticks. The...

Sunday Projects: Tashan

Sunday Projects: Tashan

Trisha Kholiya

April 10, 2016


Filed under Briefs, FEATURES, Sunday Projects

Story written by Trisha Kholiya and Mingjie Zhong. MV TASHAN PERFORMANCE by El Estoque on Exposure Check out what happened before the show here....

Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals

Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals

Sarah Robinson

October 20, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Interactives, Multimedia, Superstitions

*Correction (Oct. 21): Rhea was previously listed as performing a ritual for an incorrect dance. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n performance arts, so much can go wrong during every show. MVHS student performers have many of their own rituals that they go through before each performance, each intended to bring...

Dancing with the Raas team

Dancing with the Raas team

Lisa Zhang

October 24, 2010


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

The tight-knit Raas-Garba team members represent MVHS in hopes of promoting their culture Read More »...

Desi pride

Desi pride

Karishma Mehrotra

May 23, 2010


Filed under Top Headlines

http://elestoque.org/images/stories/topheadlines/spotlitetop.jpg Spotlite on India amazes the audience yet again Read More »...