Category Archives: Bharatanatyam

This category will contain all blogs in relation to Indian classical dance style of Bharatanatyam

Origins of Bharatanatyam

This is a very popular dance form in South India. It is oldest of all classical dance forms in India. Dance of mind & soul. It is extremely traditional and known for its grace, purity, tenderness, staturesque & sculpturesque poses. … Continue reading

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Arangetram

Arangetram is a tamil word.Aranga meaning raised floor and Etram meaning climbing in Tamil,one of the south indian languages. It is also called Rangapravesha in Kannada, another south indian language, Ranga meaning Stage and Pravesha meaning Enter. Ideally this should be … Continue reading

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For a distinct style for men

The classical dance technique has to clearly be different and distinguishable for men from that of women. Male dancers should concentrate on power, tension, athleticism and such attributes rather than imitate feminine mannerisms, opines KARTHIK VENKATESHAN For all the ostentatious … Continue reading

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Bharatanatyam – A brief summary

‘Anghikam Bhuvanam Yashya Vachikam Sarva Vanganayam Aharyam Chandra Taraditam Namah Satwikam Shivam’ – which means, Lord Shiva is a many splendoured cosmic personality. We bow to the energetic [Satwika] Shiva, whose bodily movement [Angika] is the phenomenalworld, whose articulate expression … Continue reading

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