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    Bharatanatyam is the most popular Indian dance and belongs to the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. And also it is the oldest dance forms of India. It was nurtured in the temples and courts of southern India since ancient times and it was a part of the religious. Bharata Natyam is a concoction of complex rhythm patterns‚ dozens and dozens of hand movements‚ several graceful body moves and postures‚ and‚ perhaps most importantly‚ a dazzling variety of precisely drawn facial expressions. Indeed‚ the

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    Bharatanatyam Banis

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    Bharatanatyam Banis & Styles ‘Bani’ means tradition. It’s the dance technique and style specific to the guru/school. Melattur Style: Natural (spontaneous) and highly expressive Abhinaya with emphasis on ‘Sringara Bhakti’ and dramatic elements (characterisation) Largest amplitude of movements‚ which require a higher degree of flexibility Emphasis on crisp Adavus and accuracy of Jathis/Gathis Fluid variations of patterned Korvais Original methods of application of principles of ‘Loka Dharmi’ and ‘Natya

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    Bharatanatyam is a classical Indian dance form originating in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.[1][2][3][4][5] This dance form denotes various 19th and 20th century reconstructions of Sadir‚ the art of temple dancers. Sadir in turn‚ is derived from ancient dance forms that includes some acrobatic karanas. Bharatnatyam is usually accompanied by Carnatic music. It has its inspirations from the sculptures of the ancient temple of Chidambaram. Bharatanatyam‚ as the name depicts is the combination

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    Classical Dance

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    dance is very predominant. Bharatnatyam History: Bharatanatyam is the most popular of Indian dances and belongs to the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. In the past it was practiced and performed in the temples by a division of dancers known as the Devadasis and is almost 2000 years old. The kings and the princely courts patronized the temples‚ as well as the various traditions sustaining the dance form. The salient features of Bharatanatyam are movements conceived in space mostly either along

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    id=GALE%7CA204405906&v=2.1&u=rock77357&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w> Pattabhiraman‚ Sruti. "Kala Bharati - View Article - What Is Bharatanatyam." Kala Bharati 10 December 2003. What Is Bharatanatyam. N.p.‚ n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. <http://www.kalabharati.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21>. RAMAN‚ Sruti PATTABHI. "WHAT IS BHARATANATYAM?" Articles - WHAT IS BHARATANATYAM? - N. PATTABHI RAMAN. N.p.‚ Sept. 2001. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. <http://www.narthaki.com/info/articles/article35.html>. *

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    The Art of Indian Dance: Bharatanatyam “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” Dance is something way more than just fist-pumping at some party. Dance has deep meaning; it is an art form that can range from the simplest of steps to the most intricate set of moves. In Indian culture‚ like in any other culture‚ dance is a cultural tradition that has been around for centuries. In this paper‚ I will discuss the several ideas behind the Indian dance‚ Bharatanatyam‚ as well as its importance

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    Dance Like a Man

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    program is ’’Once Upon a Fleeting Bird’’ by Vijay Tendulkar‚ who has built an international reputation by a lifetime of political provocation as well as by his work in theater. In ’’Dance Like a Man’’ Jairaj and Ratna‚ a couple who have been Bharatanatyam dancers since youth‚ but not spectacularly successful ones -- ’’we lacked the brilliance and magic to dance like gods‚’’ they confess sorrowfully at the end -- place all their hopes on the imminent dancing debut of Lata‚ whose career promises to

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    Bharatnatyam

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    Introduction to Semiotics Bharatanatyam A journey from temples to the proscenium An introduction Bharatanatyam is a Sanskrit word‚ which means the dance of Bharata (India). True to its name‚ it is one of the oldest and most popular dance forms of India. It originated in the temples of Southern India and was later codified and documented as a performing art by the Tanjore Quartet. It is now the most popular Indian classical dance and is appreciated worldwide. Bharatanatyam is a language in itself

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    Bharatnatyam Theoretical

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    Ta Ki Ta 2. Chathurushra Jathi which has 4 beats Ta Ka Dhi Mi 3. Khanda Jathi which has 5 beats Ta Ka Ta Ki Ta 4. Misra Jathi which has 7 beats and Ta Ki Ta Ta Ka Dhi Mi 5. Sankeerna Jathi which has 9 beats. Ta Ka Dhi Mi Ta Ka Ta Ki Ta Bharatanatyam - Music‚ Costume and Make up: The chief musical instruments in Bharata Natyam are the mridangam and a pair of cymbals. Sometimes veena‚ violin ‚ghatamand flute are also used. The vidwan (expert) sets the refrain‚ which is repeated by the chorus

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    Sudha Chandran

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    performed 75 stage programmes. Very rarely we come across people who have the courage and heart to move on in life after tragedy strikes their personal lives. May 2nd 1981 was the day that changed Sudha Chandran forever.  A highly accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer‚ Chandran met with a road accident during a pilgrimage via the Scindia School in Tamil Nadu. The bus she was travelling in hit a truck and her feet got stuck in the chaos. Those less injured helped out but by that time her right foot was

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