BELLY DANCES & INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES  -A COMPARISON
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Like this? Share it with your network

Share

BELLY DANCES & INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES -A COMPARISON

on

  • 1,508 views

Belly Dance and the Indian Classical Dances known for their beauty, deep scientific roots and spirituality are highly erotic too. They are based on sound theoretical foundations though nobody has ...

Belly Dance and the Indian Classical Dances known for their beauty, deep scientific roots and spirituality are highly erotic too. They are based on sound theoretical foundations though nobody has made a scientific comparative study, other than treating it as for just entertaining men.

There exists a striking similarities between Indian Classical Dances and Belly dances in embedding Eroticism with Aesthetics and Spirituality. This work may be useful for dancers of both Belly Dances and the Classical Indian Dances besides the critics, students. It may help the lovers of both Belly Dances and the Indian Classical Dances to understand their Erotic, Spiritual and Aesthetic aspects besides their scientific foundations.

Most of the Dances are related Mythologies and some times the suppressed history too. This is more evident in Kerala, the southern state of India where mythologies and celebrations have their secret links of the elimination of Buddhism by cold blooded massacre and enslavement besides the brutal oppression of the Kingdom of Pulayas and their ever lasting enslavement that lead to the emergence of Nairs, Christiians, Muslims and Ezhavas in Kerala.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
1,508
Views on SlideShare
1,508
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
6
Comments
2

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

BELLY DANCES & INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES -A COMPARISON Presentation Transcript

  • 1. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES AND BELLY DANCES - EMBEDDING OF EROTICISM , SPIRITUALITY AND AESTHETICS DR. RAJU M. MATHEW
  • 2. BELLY AND INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 3. 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. They represent the vibrant, dynamic and ever lasting youthful energy of the Cosmic filled with Love and Beauty. • I am sharing my knowledge for the lovers of dances, rhythms and colors. This can be considered as an extension of my earlier works on : Ancient Indian Wisdom- Sanadhana Dharma; Stay Young, Sexy and Happy; Enjoy Food, Sex and Sleep Through Integration Techniques. It also explores some of the hidden history of Kerala related to the Nairs, the Ezhavas, the Pulayas, the Christians and Muslims in Kerala drawn from Mythology and History of Dances. • This presentation may be helpful to the artists, dancers, composers, researchers, choreographers, art lovers and critics to understand more about the unifying principles of various forms of dances 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 the artists and those who uploaded them , though I don’t know them personally. They are also sharing their beauty, knowledge and expertise to enrich the life of the Humanity like the scientists, thinkers and experts. Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 4. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 5. ARTS- EXPRESSIONS OF THE SUPPRESSED 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. Mythology and dances are inseparably inter-linked, some times with unknown history. This is more evident in Kerala. • 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 in fertility. • 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 sense, there is nothing like vulgarity in art or dance which is the result of the corruption of the art or dance and the psychological disorder or hypocrisy of the critics or viewers.Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 6. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE- BHARATHNATIYAM Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 7. 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 Persian legacy and patronized Mujra Dance which is still popular both in India and Pakistan. • Hindu temples in different parts of India patronized dancers and musicians with government support, after the decline of Buddhism in India. This is more evident in Kerala, the southern part of India with rich tradition in Ayurveda, snake worship, fire worship, herbal gardening, kalaripayattu, practice of tantric sex, daily bath, while dress and etc. Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 8. ANCIENT TEMPLE DANCERS Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 9. 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. Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 10. TRADITIONAL DANCES OF THE KERALA MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 11. MYTHOLOGY, HISTORY AND DANCES OF KERALA • 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, using axe and then the super imposition of the Brahmins over the entire Kerala society which was originally free from caste system. Mythology says that Parasurama saved Kerala from sea. Then he gifted it to Brahmins. Here, the sea was the symbol of Buddhism.. • A mass conversion of the Buddhists towards Islam in the Northern Kerala and Christianity in the Central Kerala had taken place later. Both converted Muslims and Christians from Buddhism called their place of worship as ‘Pally’ as had been called by the Buddhists. However, some Christians in Kerala claim that they were Brahmins, for the influence of caste systems, though there were only a very limited number of Brahmins in Kerala who could not multiply to become such a vast population of Christians in Kerala. • The non-practising Buddhists in Kerala later hd assumed some of the Hindu practices; they had been degraded with lower socio-economic status and came to be known as Ezhavas or Thiyas , related ‘island of the sea’. Buddhism came to Kerala from Sri Lanka along with Ayurveda and herbal gardens, thanks to Nagarjuna, a greatest Buddhist monk and a champion of Ayurveda and vegetarianism. • Dharmadam, Ponnani, Guruvayoor, Kottiyoor, Kodungalloor, Malayatoor, Sabarimala were well known Buddhist centers; Ayyappan of Sabrimala amd Muthappan of Malayatoor were Buddhist monks. Gradually Ayyappan was made a Hindu god and Muthappan a christian Saint., associated with Saint Thomas. • After the bloody prosecution of the Buddhists by the eighth century, the Hindus converted the Buddhist temples in Kerala into Hindu temples and the beautiful captive Buddhist women were made as ‘Devadasis’ or sex slaves and temple dancers who developed ‘Mohinyattam’, ‘Thiruvathira’ and etc. Tantrics ,including tantric sex, had widely been practiced in Kerala. Texts like ‘Kamasutra’, ’Kuttinimatha’, ‘Sringaramangeri’ were popular in Kerala. Elements of eroticism can widely be been seen in the dance forms developed in Kerala. Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 12. KERALA – PULIKALI DANCE Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 13. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE- MOHINIYATTAM Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 14. THE MYTHOLOGY OF ONAM AND MAHABALI AND THE ORIGIN OF KERALA DANCES • The mythology of Mahabali and the origin of ‘Onam Celebration’ are also the symbolic representation of the defeat of the Kingdom of Pulayanar extended in the Southern and Central Kerala and enslavement of the people. • Even before the origin of Chola and Chera Kingdoms, the most prosperous and culturally advanced kingdom was that of Pulayanar . They were prosperous and culturally more advanced than the Brhamins. The people of the Kindom of Pulayanar were known as Pulayas. They had a large collection of gold and precious stones. They were culturally very advanced. Their glory and prosperity were known all over India. • The Brahmins and the Guptas in Andrahas were jealous of the Pulayanar Kingdom andits ruler Mahabali. They had made a grant conspiracy against the Pulayanar kingdom and its ruler, Mahabali and they invaded and defeated Mahabali and looted the entire wealth and all people were made slaves and sold them in different parts of Kerala. All wealth and women were made under the Brahmins who popularized Tantric sex among the captured women. • The warriors who marched to Kerala to defeat Mahabali and his kingdom settled in Kerala and came to be known as ‘Nairs’ an abbrivation for Naikenars, the fighting tribe of the ancient Andhra. The Brhamins allowed the Nairs to stay with the slave women of the Pulayanar Kingdom who were owned by the Brahmins. However, as and when a Brahmin entered the house of a Nair, the men should leave the house submitting the women to the Brahmin. Such a practice had been prevailed for a very long time in Kerala. Gadually, Nairs were allowed to own the land and became rich. The Nair women along with Devadasis developed Mohinyattom, Kaikottkalai and other dance forms . When the Nairs became economically sound with modern education, they stopped the practice of sharing their beds with Brahmins. • Onam was originated as a celebration of remembering the glorious age of Mahabali and Pulaynar Kingdom . It was celebrated both by the Nair families and the enslaved and scattered Pulayas. The Pulayas developed several folk dances like ‘Pulikali. Kommattikalai and etc. Though Onam became the national celebration of Kerala, the real condition of Pulayas in Kerala who are known in different names is far more pathetic than the black slaves of earlier America. Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 15. MOHINYATTOM- THE KERALA DANCE Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 16. 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. Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 17. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 18. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE-CARNATIC Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 19. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE-KATHAK Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 20. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE-ODISSI Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 21. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE-KUCHIPUDI Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 22. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE- MANIPURI Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 23. INDIAN (KERALA) DANCE- THIRUVATHIRA Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 24. BELLY DANCES • Belly dance was originated during the nomadic period even before the origin of settlement based on agriculture. Belly dances are the part and parcel of Gypsies. Belly dance is the finest expression of feminine beauty embodied in the hip, legs, hands, 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. Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 25. BELLY DANCE Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 26. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 27. BELLY DANCE Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 28. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 29. BELLY DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 30. INDIAN TEMPLE SCULPTURES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 31. BELLY DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 32. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 33. BELLY DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 34. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 35. BELLY DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 36. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 37. BELLY DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 38. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 39. BELLY DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 40. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 41. 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. • • Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 42. 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 • Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew
  • 43. 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 Classical Indian Dances & Belly Dances - Embedding of Aesthetics, Eroticism and Spirituality by Dr. Raju M. Mathew