Bharatanatyam. Bharatanatyam is a dance of Tamil Nadu in southern India. It traces its origins back to the Natyashastra, an ancient treatise on theatre written by the mythic priest Bharata. Originally a temple dance for women, bharatanatyam often is used to express Hindu religious stories and devotions.
What is the dance title of the Bharatanatyam dance?
The repertoire of Bharatanatyam, like all major classical Indian dance forms, follows the three categories of performance in the Natya Shastra. These are Nritta (Nirutham), Nritya (Niruthiyam) and Natya (Natyam).
Who is the famous of Bharatanatyam?
1. Rukmini Devi Arundale – Bharatnatyam. Born on 29th February 1904, Rukmini Devi Arundale was a theosophist, dancer and choreographer of Bharatnatyam. She changed the face of Bharatnatyam by reviving it and bringing back its due recognition.
Which place is famous for Bharatnatyam?
Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest and most popular forms of classical dance that originated in Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu in South India.
Which state dance form is Bharatanatyam?
Bharatanatyam, Tamil Nadu (Southern India) – It is the first of India’s traditional dances to be refashioned as a theatre art and to be exhibited widely both at home and abroad.
What is classical dance form?
The number of classical dances range from eight to more, depending on the source and scholar. The Sangeet Natak Academy recognizes eight – Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Sattriya, Manipuri and Mohiniyattam. Scholars such as Drid Williams add Chhau, Yakshagana and Bhagavata Mela to the list.
Confluence of 3 Indian classical dance styles
Bharatnatyam – a traditional dance of India
Savitha Sastry Bharatanatyam Performance