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Indian Classical Dance

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Anna Tran

on 24 March 2014

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Transcript of Indian Classical Dance

Indian Classical Dance
Odissi

Kathakali

Kuchipudi
Manipuri
Bharata Natyam

* From the state of Tamil Nadu
*Dance is fast moving and very hard to master the movements
* The dance is very popular around the world
* You also need to be quite flexible
Kathak
*From the northern state of Uttar Pradesh
*Nomadic and Persian influences
*From the state of Karela
*Highly styled drama dance also in heavy costume and very detailed make up
*Played only by men, even the female roles
*From southern state of Andhra Pradesh
*Includes dance, singing, and percussion
*Aims for spiritual experience
*From northeastern state of Manipuri, near Burma
*From the state of Karela
*The word 'Mohinyattam' means dance of the enchantress
*Graceful dance of women
*One of the oldest dances in history
*From the eastern state of Odisha
*Characterized by foot stamping, isolated movements, and poses found in Indian sculptures
* You need to have a flexible body
*From the northern state of Assam
*Most recently recognized as classical Indian dance
Costume and Jewelery
History
Indian classical dance is a huge topic, it first started in Natya and a sacred Hindu musical theatre style. These dances are usually performed in temples for a ceremony or rituals.
Sattriya
What they have in common:

all these dances are known as the eight classic dances of India and are being performed all over the country. And for these dances, you need to be flexible and fit to move fast because the dances are really long and you need to be in beat with the music, and wear heavy makeup, jewelery and costume.
Kuchipudi
Odissi
Mohiniyattam
Bharata Natyam
Sattriya
Manipuri
Kathak
Kathakli
Also known as 'Dance of a Charmer'
By Anna
Why I chose this topic
I chose this topic because I wanted to learn more about Indian culture of classical dances.
I give credits to:
Wikipedia
Each classical dance has its own history, but since they are too long to read out I'll just tell you the tradition they do today.
colleenashakti.com
manipuri.20m.com
kathak.com
chandrakantha.com
kalabhumiindia.com
kuchipudisathyaanjali.com
Mohiniyattam
bharatishivaji.com
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