Different Forms Of Indian Classical Dance (Part 2)

Taking forward from our previous blog on the eight Indian classical dances, where we covered Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali and Kuchipudi, in this blog we take you through the next four – Odissi, Sattriya, Manipuri and Mohiniyattam Odissi – This dance form has its origin in Odisha, India. It is traditionally a dance-drama genre of performance art, where the artists and musicians perform a [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|Categories: Classical Dance, Dance, kathak|0 Comments

Different Forms Of Indian Classical Dance (Part 1)

There are eight Indian classical dance forms as recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Ministry of Culture, India. Each of these forms have evolved over the years drawing in many artists who have dedicated their lives to them, ensuring the art continues to live and blossom through generations. They hail from different states and contribute to the rich the culture and [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Categories: Dance, kathak|0 Comments

Importance Of Hand Gestures In Kathak

Indian Classical dance is a result of a continuous evolution through hundreds of years, metamorphosing itself with the times, the generations, the kingdoms that supported its growth and dedicated families of dancers who spent their whole life in learning, researching and most importantly documenting this knowledge. As this started being handed down to future generations it only grew further, branching out and reaching [...]

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Dance, kathak|0 Comments

3 Important Areas Of Development That Every Art Form Enhances

Amidst many art forms there exist, dance is one that touches every heart – from the dancer, to their audience and back to the dancer. Every art form opens the doorway to an incredible variety of unique experiences that range from different emotions, to heightened levels of creativity and expression, giving the artist an infinite ground to grow and evolve at many levels. [...]

By |February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Benefits of Dance, Dance|0 Comments

Kathak – The History And Some Untold Stories

History One of the oldest forms of Indian Classical Dance, the origin of Kathak dates back to 4th century and was traditionally attributed to the travelling writers and poets of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers. They would communicate stories from the great epics and ancient mythology through dance, songs and music in a manner similar to early Greek theatre. And therefore [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Categories: Dance, kathak|0 Comments
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