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Dances In Tamil Nadu
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The classical dance in Tamil Nadu which has won accolades world over is the Bharathanatyam. This expressive and the most popular dance form originated in Tamil Nadu it was practiced in the Temples of Lord Shiva earlier. Bharathanatyam comprises of a special technique and a traditional theme is enacted with strict rules and regulations.
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Bharatanatyam is a classical dance of India, which finds its roots in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Bharatanatyam, which originated in Tamil Nadu,
Southern state in India, is one of the oldest classical dance forms of the country. It is based on ‘Natya Sasthra’ written by the sage Bharata and hence the name.
Dances In Tamil Nadu - Bharathanatyam consists of all the three facets of dance
Bhava or expression, the mood depicted in the dance
Raga or music
Tala or rhythm
The dance form involves movement of feet, hands, as well as body movements along with facial expression. There are as many as 64 synchronizations of the movements..The people of Thanjavur practiced Bharathanatyam for many centuries , the people who inherited this dance form were called Nattuvans.Dances In Tamil Nadu and the ancient tradition was that the devadasis or the temple dancers performed this dance everyday in the temples.
Bharathanatyam has a very highly specialized technique and its religious tradition has added much to its worldwide acclaim.
Anita Ratnam - Anita Ratnam is one of the leading Bharatanatyam dancers in India. Anita Ratnam’s profound insight and vast experience in Bharatanatyam has enabled her to combine traditional as well as innovative elements, rendering a new dimension to it.She is the guiding force behind Arangham Dance Theatre based in Chennai. Anita Ratnam learned Bhartanatayam under Guru Adayar K. Lakshman (Chennai), Smt.S. Sarada and Sarada Hoffman, both of Kalakshetra, a premier academy set up at Chennai by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale for the preservation of traditional values in Indian dance and music. Anitha Ratnam has also learned Mohiniyattam under Trichur P. Ramanathan and Chinna Ammu Ammal. She was trained in Kathakali under Kalamandalam Balasubramaniam Warrier. She learned Carnatic Music from Guru Madurai Krishnan.
Bharathanatyam consists of
Nritta which has rhythmical elements which are repeated , and it is regarded as the proper dance
Natya is the dramatic art, and is a language conveyed by gestures, poses and mime which is Abhinaya
Nritya is a combination of Nritta and Natya
The use of Abhinaya or dance rendition of Bharathanatyam using facial expression and gestures is another delightful coordination which appeals to the audience very much.
South India Tour Travel invites you to visit the temple of dancing Shiva or the Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram. It has 108 poses of the classical Bharathanatyam sculpted on the pillars in the shrine and in the entrance.
Bharathanatyam is a spiritual expression where the body coordinates its movement to the rhythm of the soul and this classical dance in Tamil Nadu is widely appreciated and a must watch , if you are an art lover.You don't need to understand the language in which the song is sung in the background when this dance form is enacted , the vivid expression of the dance makes you enjoy each moment of the recital.
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