June 25, 2017
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Indian Dance Forms

Panthi

Panthi is one of the prominent dance forms of Chhattisgarh State in India. The Panthi dance reflects the rich cultural heritage and traditional legacies of the indigenous tribal groups of the region. Representing the vibrant and dynamic cultural life of the local inhabitants of Chhattisgarh Region. Panthi dance epitomizes the unique dance styles of the state. [… More info …]

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Kalbelia

Kalbelia is the one of the most sensuous dance forms of Rajasthan Region and performed by the kalbelia tribe. The Kalbelia dance is performed to celebrate any joyful moment in the community. It is an integral part of their culture. Male participants take care of the musical part of the dance. They use the different instruments Like Pungi, Dufli, Been, Khanjari, Morchang, khuralio and Dholak to create the rhythm and dancers perform. [… More info …]

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Mohiniatam Dance

Mohiniyattam also Called Mohiniattam is a traditional South Indian dance from Kerala State, developed by the Tamil nattuvanar Vadivelu,one of the Thanjavur Quartet. It is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms of the India. It is considered a very graceful dance meant to be performed as a solo recital by women. The term Mohiniatam comes from the words “Mohini” meaning a woman who enchants onlookers and “aattam” meaning graceful body movements. [… More info …]

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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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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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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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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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Folk Dances of India

Indian folk and tribal dances are simple dances, and are performed to express joy. Folk and tribal dances are performed for every possible occasion, to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, a wedding and festivals. The dances are extremely simple with minimum of steps or movement. The dances burst with verve and vitality. Men and women perform some dances exclusively, while in some performances men and women dance together. [… More info …]

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Modern

The important feature of Indian Modern dance is a combination of western and Indian steps and art.It is obviously a recent entry into Indian dance. It was formed by Uday Shankar ji (Bhai)of Pandit Ravi Shankar ji, the famous sitar Vadak(maestro). And there are others who have contributed towards the development of Indian Modern Dance, Uday Shankar ji is known as the creature (father) of Indian Modern dance. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Classical Dance Forms of India

The term “classical” (“Shastriya”) was introduced by Natak Akademi to denote the Natya Shastra based performing art and dance form styles.The Classical Dance Form of the Indian Culture is Very Important and Different From all Over the world,Indian classical dance is a relatively umbrella term for various art forms rooted in Natya.And the sacred Hindu musical theatre styles, The Natya Shastra of Bharata Muni theory can be traced.A dance style is classical to the extent it incorporates the Natya Shastra steps. [… More info …]

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