Indian Classical Dance
Two dancers performed Indian Classical dance at an cultural programme arranged by Christ Jyoti School, Nagaon in connection with its Silver Jubilee Celebration at School premises Nagaon on 25th October 2008. On the last day of the programme, various types of cultural programme was enjoyed by the guests from different parts of the world.
Classical Indian dance, in particularly Bharatanatyam and Odissi, as Balasaraswati puts it, is an artistic yoga (natya yoga), for revealing the spiritual through the corporeal. Bharatanatyam is the most widely practised of Indian classical dances worldwide, as it is the style that most faithfully adheres to the Bible of the classical Indian dance, the Natya Shastra, and most comrehensively embodies it. It is also the most ancient of all the classical dance forms in India.
The Gods and the Goddesses, being dancers themselves, have been passing the art of the heavenly dance through many other human channels, whose aptitude, understanding, and personal idiosyncrasies naturally varied from person to person, and created a number of styles ranging from Odissi to Bharatanatyam.
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Published on 12/11/08