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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Indian Folktales

Folktales of India

Indian folktales form a very important part of its culture. Tales from ancient India are enjoyed by people of any age specially children. They have been an eternal part of our culture since ages. They are very interesting stories full of moral values and educative impressions. These ancient stories have been passed on from generation to generation. [… More info …]

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Indian Paintings

Meenakari Paintings

As Meenakari art work is generally done on the kundan jewellery and other also,the meenakar(Craftmans)has to work with the goldsmith, the ghaaria, the designer or chitteria and jadiya who applies the gems on the kundan or gold.The work finished produced is a marvel of the expertise of these their techniques and their different craftsmen. [… More info …]

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Indian Paintings

Saura Paintings

The Saura painting is a traditional folk painting made by the “Saura” tribe of Orissa. The theme of this folk painting has been drawn from their everyday life, showing several rows of human forms engaged in daily or ceremonial activities. The Saura paintings were traditionally made to mark special events such as birth of a child, a good harvest, marriage and other occasions. [… More info …]

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Indian Paintings

Thangka Paintings

The Thangka Paintings or Thangka arts also known as Tangka, Thanka or Tanka,it is a Tibetan silk painting with embroidery, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, famous scene.The thankga Painting is not a flat creation like an oil painting or acrylic painting also doing. [… More info …]

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Indian Paintings

Madhubani Paintings

The Madhubani Painting or Mithila Painting is also a style of Indian painting, it is practiced in the Mithila region of sate Bihar (India) and the adjoining parts of Terai (Nepal). The origins of these paintings are mythology. These paintings depict Lord Krishna, Shiva-Parvati and other gods and godesses. [… More info …]

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Indian Paintings

Warli Paintings

The Warli Painting is mostly done by the Indian indigenous people, who live in Dahanu and Talasari talukas of the Thane district, parts of Nashik and Dhule (Maharashtra), Valsad (Gujarat). They have their own beliefs and their traditions, as well as customs. The Warlis speak an unwritten Warli language which belong to the southern Part of the Sanskrit, Marathi and Gujarati word Language. [… More info …]

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