November 18, 2017
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Indian Dance Forms

Manipuri Dance

Manipuri dance is one of the major Indian classical dance forms of the India. It originates from Manipur state in north eastern India on the border with Myanmar. In Manipur, surrounded by mountains and geographically isolated at the meeting point of the orient and mainland India, the form developed its own specific aesthetics, values, conventions and ethics. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Odissi Dance

Odissi is one of the eight classical dance forms of India. And It originates from the state of Odisha (Orissa), in eastern India. It is the oldest surviving dance form of India on the basis of archaeological evidences. The classic treatise of Indian dance, Natya Shastra, refers to it as Odra-Magadhi. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Kuchipudi Dance

Kuchipudi or Koochipoodi is a classical Indian dance form from Andhra Pradesh State of India. It is also popular all over South India. Kuchipudi is the name of a village in the Divi Taluka of Krishna district that borders the Bay of Bengal and with resident Brahmins practicing this traditional dance form. Kuchipudi dancers are quicksilver and scintillating, and rounded and fleet footed. And performed to classical Carnatic music, it shares many common elements with Bharatanatyam Dance Form. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Kathakali Dance

Kathakali Dance is a highly stylized classical Indian dance noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion. It originated in the country’s present day state of Kerala during the Seventeenth century and has developed over the years with improved looks, refined gestures and added themes besides more ornate singing and precise drumming. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Kathak Dance

Kathak Dance is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dances, originated from Uttar Pradesh State, India. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathaks, or storytellers. These bards, performing in village squares and temple courtyards, mostly specialized in recounting mythological and moral tales from the scriptures, and embellished their recitals with hand gestures and facial expressions. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Bharatnatyam Dance

Bharatanatyam or Bharata Natyam is a classical dance form from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, nowadays practiced predominantly by girls.It is held as the national dance of India. The dance is accompanied by classical Carnatic music. Its inspirations come from the sculptures of the ancient temple of Chidambaram. Bharatanatyam proper is a solo dance, with two aspects — lasya, the graceful feminine lines and movements, and tandava Ananda Thandavam – Tamil (the dance of Shiva), masculine aspect-which is identical to the Yin and Yang in the Chinese culture. [… More info …]

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