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Know About the Origins These Indian Classical Dance Forms

Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Sattriya, Manipuri, and Mohiniyattam are the eight styles of classical dance recognized by the Sangeet Natak Academy. These dances have a long history in their respective regions. Artists compose in them Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit, Kannada, Hindi, or any other Indian language. Therefore, they represent a unity of basic themes expressed […]

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Know About Odissi and Its Various Forms

Odissi is a dance-drama genre of performance art. In this form, the artist(s) and musicians act out a storey, a spiritual message, or a devotional poem from Hindu texts, using symbolic costumes, body movement, abhinaya i.e. expressions, and mudras. In other words, gestures an sign language. All these are based on ancient Sanskrit literature. Also, […]

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Make Your Dance Steps Speak with the Navrasa!

As a young girl of 13, my first tryst with the Navrasa was at a Kathakali performance in the south Indian state of Kerala. The demonstration of these nine emotions was a delight to behold. Therefore, one cannot deny the charm of these expressions which form an important part of Indian classical dance forms. Literally, […]

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How to start learning Indian Classical Dance forms?

Indian classical dance is an amalgamation of Indian heritage, culture and tradition. Indian classical dance is a representation of the rich values of the Indians and gets the fellow close to their roots. Learning Indian classical dance forms has many benefits. If you’re planning to learn or introduce your kid to this beautiful dance form […]

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Ten Reasons Why Children Must Learn Indian Classical Dance.

Indians are the largest diaspora in the world and Indian culture and heritage are the richest in the world. Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Odissi etc are an integral part of Indian culture. In this lesson, we will learn the reasons why Indian children across the globe should learn Indian Classical Dance. Do […]

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Kuchipudi Dance

Kuchipudi is a vibrant dance form which originated in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the eight classical dance forms in India. This dance form is known because of its fast moves, lively eye expressions, hand gestures and so on. It is a mixture of the laya of the Tandava dance form and of the […]

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Odissi Dance – 7 amazing facts about Odissi Dance

Odissi Dance is one of the oldest forms of Indian classical dance. Let’s learn about its history, origin, mudras, sequences, instruments etc. Let’s jump right in! Jump to section: Origin of Odissi Dance History of Odissi Dance Odissi Dance Costumes Basic Moves and Mudras of Odissi Odissi Dance Sequences Various Styles of Odissi Dance Music […]

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Kathakali Dance – Purpose, History and Main Roles

Kathakali Dance is one of the popular classical dance forms in India. It is basically the dance form of south-western India, that is from Kerala. It is one of the most vibrant dance forms as the dancer wears colourful and vibrant costumes, masks and so on while performing this dance form. Kathakali is mainly the […]

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What are the 8 classical dance forms of India?

Before we begin, it is important to know that how many classical dance forms are there in India? As per the Sangeet Natak Academy, there are 8 classical dance forms but India’s Ministry of Culture recognises 9 dance forms in India with Chhau as being the 9th dance form. The 8 classical dance forms of […]