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.
In which place Bharatanatyam is famous?
Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest and most popular forms of classical dance that originated in Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu in South India. The origin of this dance can be traced to the sage Bharata Muni’s Natyasastra.
Is Bharatanatyam a dance form of Karnataka?
Bharatanatyam is a major form of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu. The Natya Shastra by Bharata Muni and Abhinaya Darpana (Mirror of Gesture) by Nandikeshvara are considered to be the original sources of Bharatanatyam (an Indian classical dance form).
Which dance is famous for Karnataka?
Dollu Kunitha is a traditional dance form in Karnataka. Dollu Kunithâ is high on energy and performed all over the state during major festivals and celebrations.
When did Bharatanatyam dance start?
It is believed that Sage Bharata recorded the dance style in the Natya Shastra (2BC-2AD) in Sanskrit. The Bharatanatyam style of dance was mainly performed by Devadasis (dancers who dedicated their lives to serving the Lord as servants) from 300 BCE to 300 CE.
What is India National dance?
Bharatanatyam is the national dance of India.
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