Different Forms Of Indian Classical Dance (Part 2)

By |2022-10-11T13:56:11+05:30July 1st, 2020|Categories: Classical Dance, Dance, kathak|

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 mythical story, a spiritual message or devotional poem from the Hindu texts. The use of symbolic costumes, different body movements, abhinaya (expressions) and mudras (gestures and sign language) set out in ancient Sanskrit literature make this dance form unique. Beginning with an invocation, an Odissi [...]