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Bharatnatyam
- Introduction
- Features

Antiquity
- Legend
- History
- Revival

Technique
- Training
- Gestures
- Margam

Music
- Ancient References
- Tanjore
- Importance of music
- Basic Structure of Music

Costume

Shlokas

Dancers/Institutes




Introduction to BharatNătyam        


Bharat Nătyam, the Indian Classical Dance from South India-Tamil Nadu, has been one of the oldest and the richest classical dance of India. It's antiquity lies about 3000 years ago with a mythological as well as a historical origin. It was initially known as Sadir-attam (court dance) and also Dăsiattam (performed by the daasis-the servants of God).

In its popular connotation, the name Bharat Nătyam is understood in two ways:

  1. It is the dance (nătyam) , that beautifully blends the three elements - 'Bha'-Bhăva (from expressions), 'Ra'-Răga (from musical melody) and 'Ta'-Tăla (from rythm).
  2. The name 'Bharata' is after the great author of the treaties, "NATYA SHASTRA"(an encyclopedia on Dance, Drama and Music).





As in any classical dance form, BharatNătyam requires total dedication, vigorous practice and full concentration. A basic training of minimum 6 years is required to present a full recital on stage. It requires a mastery over the technique of movements to achieve grace, balance, suppleness, physical endurance and a faultless sense of rhythm.


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