Indian classical dances and music as a compulsory subject in schools

Why Indian Classical dance and music must be introduced as a compulsory subject in India? Indian Classical Dances are the most established and oldest artistic expression. It is said that Indian Classical Dances are the best approach to adore almighty. They are firmly associated with religion and spirituality. Indian Classical Dances and Music are considered …

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Yatho Hastas tatho Drishti Yatho drishti stato manaha

This is the first Shloka of Natya Shastra taught to Indian Classical Dancers that means – “Yato hasta stato drishti”…”Where the hand gestures are, the eyes follow” “Yato drishti stato manaha”…”Where the eyes go, the mind follows” “Yato manaha stato bhava”…”Where the mind is, there is the feeling evolves” “Yato bhava stato rasa”…”Where the feeling …

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Performing Art Text: Abhinaya Darpan & Natyashastra

Abhinaya Darpan & Natyashastra are the two oldest Performing Art texts or treatises on dance, music, and theatre of Indian History. The Natyashastra explains all the aspects of theater and dance whereas the Abhinaya Darpana concentrates on Abhinaya (acting) and expressions (Ras and Bhava) Abhinaya Darpan- Nandikeshwar wrote in 5 Century. Although the final penning …

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Navarasa (Nine Emotions) Rasanubhuti

When Sthayi Bhava are nourished by rest of the bhavas i.e. Vibhav Bhava विभाव (Knowledge), Anubhav Bhava अनु-भाव (subsequent) and Sanchari Bhava  संचारी या व्यभिचारी भाव- (transitory) is known as Navarasa (expression).  Rasa are of 9 kinds – These are 9. Peace or silence (shanta). When a relationship is established between performer and audience emotions …

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