Monday, November 22, 2010

Bharathanatyam - Classical Dance of South India

Bharathanatyam (also spelled Bharatanatyam, Bharatnatyam or Bharata Natyam) is a classical dance form originating in South India Chiefly developed in Tamil Nadu that traces its roots back to more than 2,500 years ago. There are numerous classical dance styles accomplished in India of these, Bharathanatyam, the pride of the Southern State of Tamil Nadu, is possibly the most aesthetically and technically progressed. Today, it is one of the very popular and extensively performed dance styles and is practiced by many dancers all over the world. Bharathanatyam developed in the Temples of Tamil Nadu and some other parts of South India, where it was played as an important part of daily worship of the presiding deity of the Temple. The most important characters of Bharathanatyam are Bhavam (expression), Ragam (melody) and Thalam (rhythm). read more

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