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The striking similarity of Belly Dances - Arab, Russian and Brazilian and the Indian Classical Dances such as Bharathanatiyam, Carnatic Dance, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattom and Odissi has been ...

The striking similarity of Belly Dances - Arab, Russian and Brazilian and the Indian Classical Dances such as Bharathanatiyam, Carnatic Dance, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattom and Odissi has been discussed mainly with the help of pictures. They are embedded with Eroticism, Spirituality and Aesthetics. This work may be useful for the dancers, dancing students, dance critics and above all lovers of dances.

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BELLY DANCES AND INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES - EMBEDDING  EROTICISM, SPIRITUALITY AND AESTHETICS, BELLY DANCES AND INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES - EMBEDDING EROTICISM, SPIRITUALITY AND AESTHETICS, Presentation Transcript

  • BELLY DANCES & CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCES – EMBEDDING AESTHETICS, EROTICISM AND SPIRITUALITY DR. RAJU M. MATHEW
  • A PERSONAL NOTE • Those who know me on the basis of my works on Knowledge Theories, Knowmatics, Cybernetics of Knowledge and Knowledge Industry and also on the Ancient Indian Wisdom, Education and Global Economic Crisis, Violent Revolutions may be surprised on my present work on the Belly Dance and the Classical Indian Dance. • Both Belly Dance and the Classical Indian Dances are the energizing factor for me to do the other theoretical, strategic, policy and applied works. The rhythmic and dynamic movements of the dancers, the color of the light and costumes and inspiring music help me formulate theories, strategies and propounding Knowmatics and others. • I am sharing my knowledge for the lovers of dances, rhythms and colors. This can be considered as the part of my earlier works on : Ancient Indian Wisdom- Sanadhana Dharma; Stay Young, Sexy and Happy; Enjoy Food, Sex and Sleep Through Integration Techniques. • This may be helpful for the artists, dancers, art lovers and critics to understand more and conduct further studies or research. This is a matter of a 300 page book and creation of a series of dance albums. Let the pictures tell more than my written words! • All these pictures are downloaded from the net. I express my sincere gratitude to those artists, though I don’t know them personally. They are also sharing their knowledge and expertise to enrich the life of the Humanity like the scientists, thinkers and experts. Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • BELLY AND INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • ARTS- EXPRESSIONS OF THE SELF • All forms of arts are the expression of the ‘Self’, especially Dance which is inseparably linked with Music. Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality that constitute creativity, are embedded in the Self. Love is an expression of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality and therefore it is Divine. • Dance, Belly Dance or the Classical Indian Dance , is a symbolic expression of Love, Beauty, Creativity and Womanliness or Motherhood. Male dancers have the supporting or catalytic role to charge the female dancers, even if they play the lead roles. • Dance is the earliest form of art, to induce vigor and masculinity in men for fulfilling the creativity and motherhood of women- the trick of the Nature. • When ‘masculinity’ has been attributed to the God or the Cosmic Energy, Dance and Music become a form of worship and inseparable element of temples or places of worship. • In the true form art or dance, there is nothing like vulgarity which is the result of the corruption of the art or psychological disorder or hypocrisy of the viewers or critics. Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • ANCIENT TEMPLE DANCERS • Ancient temples all over the world, especially in India, Egypt, Rome, Greece, Babylonia and etc. had maintained and supported temple dancers, mainly beautiful women. Even the Temple of Jerusalem, built by the King Solomon, once had more than a hundred dancers drawn mainly from beautiful women captives or slaves. In the old Arab World, almost all rich and powerful men maintained harems to accommodate beautiful captives and slave women to perform belly dances. The Moguls in India inherited the ancient Arab or Person legacy and patronized Mujra Dance which is still popular both in India and Pakistan. • The Mythology of Parasurama in Kerala ,India was about the bloody prosecution of the Buddhists and capturing of Kerala by the Hindus under the Prince Parasurama and then the super imposition of the Brahmins over the entire Kerala society. A mass conversion of the Buddhists towards Islam in the Northern Kerala and Christianity in the Central Kerala had taken place. Both converted Muslims and Christians from Buddhism called their place of worship as ‘Pally’ as had been called by the Buddhists. Those inactive Buddhists later followed the Hinud practices with lower socio-economic status and came to be known as Ezhavas or Thiyas. • In Kerala, India, after the bloody prosecution of the Buddhists by the sixth century, the Hindus converted the Buddhist temples as Hindu temples and the beautiful captive Buddhist women were made as ‘Devadasis’ or temple dancers who developed ‘Mohinyattam’, ‘Thiruvathira’ and etc. Tantrics ,including tantric sex, had widely been practiced in Kerala till the colonization of the British and the spread of the British middle class morality in Kerala. Texts like ‘Kamasutra’,’Kuttinimatha’, ‘Sringaramangeri’ were popular in Kerala. Elements of eroticism can widely been seen in these dances. Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE- MOHINIYATTAM Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • THE DIVINE DANCE • In the highest plane, the Cosmic or the Divine Dance can be found in the entire universe and thousands of solar systems and the unending flow of energy as breeze, wind, waves, storm, earth quakes, volcanic eruptions and frequent heavily explosions of stars or planets. All such divine dances are taking place in our body, mind and soul also. The human body, mind and soul are the symbolic expression of the universe. • A detailed study of the evolution, methodology, form, expression and philosophy of the systematic performance of the Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances, helps us understand that there exists a striking similarity and an expression of divinity in them. Their differences are mainly in Style, Costume and Audience. • It is ignorance that results in attributing scientific and divine elements only to the Indian classical dances, branding the Belly Dance as something vulgar or inferior. Both need talent, aptitude, devotion and systematic training and practice. Beauty, Eroticism and Spirituality are embedded in them . There are several Divine Indian Classical Dances and Divine Belly Dances too. • The following slides may help to understand more about them and attain greater understanding and integration of different forms of arts or dances and the humanity as a whole in the age of Globalization and emergence of the New Global Social Order. Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE- BHARATHNATIYAM Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN DANCES- FOLK & CLASSICAL • India is rich with a thousand forms of folk dances representing the culture and celebrations of each locality, especially harvesting, marriage and worshipping of the local deity. They are also embedded with eroticism, aesthetics and spirituality. • The major forms of the Indian classical dances are : Carnatic or Bharatanatiyam, Odissi, Khathak, Kuchipudi and Mohinyattam. Manipuri Dance can also be included in this category. They demand rigorous and systematic training and continuous practices. Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE-CARNATIC Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE-KATHAK Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE-ODISSI Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE-KUCHIPUDI Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE- MANIPURI Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN (KERALA) DANCE- THIRUVATHIRA Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • BELLY DANCES • Belly dance was originated during the nomadic period even before the origin of settlement based on agriculture. Belly dance is the finest expression of feminine beauty embodied in the legs, belly and breasts of a woman and their rhythmic movements dynamically in tune with music. It was also originated as a form of worship to please the deity of creativity. • Belly Dance is common in almost all parts of the world and more popular in the Arab world, Brazil, Eastern Europe, especially Russia. It demands rigorous and prolonged training extending even more than ten years to attain in its finest form, besides continuous training and maintaining the form and beauty of the body and mind. Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • BELLY DANCE Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • BELLY DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • BELLY DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN TEMPLE SCULPTURES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M.
  • BELLY DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M.
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by
  • BELLY DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • BELLY DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M.
  • BELLY DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M.
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • BELLY DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • SOME USEFUL LINKS ON THE INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzHoNSf9-ho• • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnH8gW20t1Q&list=PLDB59BF69D1C27DAB • • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6SdcjkiSdc • • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8muuolpzR4Q • www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQLP4gpM-1w Bharthanatiyam • • www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbboaq1a0Rs Odissy dance • • www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6hslnn8b9Q Kathak • • www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MHo2kBIWAY kathak • • www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhgbPEmBSUQ Kuchipudi • • www.youtube.com/watch?v=31b85Lie6no Five Elements- Panchabootham. • • Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • SOME USEFUL LINKS ON THE INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES • • www.youtube.com/watch?v=odG0c6rvaG4 Bharathanaitiyam • • www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pny4uyigOjg Christian devotional dance Tamil • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX0COPkJy3o Arthanarieswara • • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX0COPkJy3o Siva-Parvathy dance/arthnarieswara • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=797wg6aG_z4&list=TLhpGaWbPeUy5SZpHD8bNU6fLTmjSMyznQ Mohinyattom • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyDYuNc85QI&list=TLhpGaWbPeUy5SZpHD8bNU6fLTmjSMyznQ Mohinyattom • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cISsJOGIZo Mohinyattom • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MASXHBZJgfQ Thiruvathirakali • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHQsBenPsdc Thiruvathira • Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • SOME USEFUL LINKS ON BELLY DANCE • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfRRuBG8IDQ • www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBYaDP_T84Y&list=PL5FBAC2 7DFED69371&shuffle=2328 • www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJqxHTq48y0 • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUEtX6aZ4oM • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyjoHFihUTU • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yQNGgghRBU • www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaDJvGf_xZk • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akhI9ZXgj1k • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TMBEkLEpEg • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6wSd-ZQhrg • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykl5F7jTT9o • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewia-xY1SzQ Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew