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 1. Love (shringaara) 2. Laughter (haasya) 3. Compassion (karuna) 4. Anger (raudra) 5. Courage (veer) …

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The Significance of Ghungroo in Indian Classical Dance

The significance of Ghungroo in Indian classical dance is profound, as it serves as both a primary instrument and ornament that dancers must wear before practicing or performing. It emphasizes and intensifies the rhythmic percussion produced by the Ghungroo while executing various footwork and dance movements. This accessory is an essential and crucial component of …

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Kathak: Essential routine to learn Indian Classical Dance

Indian Classical Dances are like worshiping god. They are sacred and divine. Learning Kathak or any other Indian Classical Dance form there is a routine one should follow to become an expert and to gain knowledge Pre-requisite, and routine that should be followed in any INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE. Touch the feet of your Guru and …

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Kathakars and their association with Kathak (storytelling)

Kathak, an Indian Classical Dance form popularly known throughout the world for the elegance in body movements and rapid footwork.  Kathak is strongly associated with storytelling and as the name Kathak contained in itself “कथा” the art of storytelling. Literal meaning of the Kathak is “ कथा करने वाला “ means the person who perform …

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Dance Drama

When a story is presented in front of the audience with the medium of dance on stage is known as Dance Drama. In ancient times of India, all the Drama includes dialogue, song, music, dance, etc. It is said to be that many of the Indian Classical Dance forms are Dance Drama that includes all …

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