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Classical dance of india

  1. 1. Classical Dances of India
  2. 2. Types of Classical Dances •Bharatanatyam •Kathak •Kathakali •Odissi •Kuchipudi •Manipuri •Mohiniattam •Sattriya
  3. 3. Bharatanatyam
  4. 4.  Comes from the words Bhava (expression), Raga (music), Tala (rhythm) and Natya (classical theater)  Originates in South India  Performance Consists of multiple items Nritta– pure dance movements Abhinaya– dramatic art of storytelling Nritya– combination of nritta & abhinaya
  5. 5. Kathak
  6. 6.  Derived from Katha (story) and Katthaka (who tells stories)  Originates from North India.  3 main gharanas or schools: Lucknow, Jaipur & Benares  Performance Progresses from slow to fast pieces Footwork & spins
  7. 7. Kathakali
  8. 8.  Originates from Kerala state  Attractive make-up of characters and elaborate costumes  Performance Combination of 5 elementsNatyam (expression), Nritham (dance), Nrithyam (enactment), Geetham (vocal) and Vadyam (instruments)
  9. 9. Odissi
  10. 10.  Originates from Orissa  Schools of Odissi Mahari, Nartaki & Gotipua  Main Emphasis- Tribhangi- independent movement of head, chest Chauka- basic square stance  Music – Odissi music
  11. 11. Kuchipudi
  12. 12.  Originates from Andhra Pradesh state in South India  Shares many common elements with Bharatanatyam  Unique Kuchipudi dance- Tarangam- dancer dances on plate with diyas in the hands and vessel of water on the head
  13. 13. Manipuri
  14. 14.  Originates from Manipur state  Performance Movements are subtle and aim at devotion and grace Rounded movements without jerks and sharp lines Dancers feet never strike the ground hard
  15. 15. Mohiniattam
  16. 16.  Comes from the wordsMohini- temptress and Attam- dance  Graceful dance performed only by women Influences from Bharatanatyam and Kathakali 
  17. 17. Sattriya  Originates in Assam state  Performance Based on mythological stories Performed by men and women  Recognized as one of the classical dance forms of India in 2000
  18. 18. Thank You

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