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The Sterling Book Of Indian Classical Dances

Author : Shovana Narayan
ISBN : 184557169X
Genre : Dance
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India's rich cultural legacy has been founded on the abiding faith of the Indians in the divine power, whose worship had found expression through dance. 'Bhakti' or devotion was the underlying essence of the various dance forms that developed in India. Indian Classical Dances is a unique presentation of the eight classical dance styles -- Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, Odissi and Sattriya, through a concise portrayal of the background of each dance form, the salient features, format of presentation, music and costume. The simplistic approach of the narration coupled with the unique collection of photographs, will enable the lay reader to visualise, comprehend and appreciate the diverse dance forms of India.
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The Sterling Book Of Indian Classical Dance

Author : Shovana Narayan
ISBN : 9788120790780
Genre : Music
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India’s rich cultural legacy has been founded on the abiding faith of the Indians in the divine power, whose worship had found expression through dance. ‘Bhakti’ or devotion was the underlying essence of the various dance forms that developed in India. Indian Classical Dances is a unique presentation of the eight classical dance styles – Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, Odissi and Sattriya, through a concise portrayal of the background of each dance form, the salient features, format of presentation, music and costume. The simplistic approach of the narration coupled with the unique collection of photographs, will enable the lay reader to visualise, comprehend and appreciate the diverse dance forms of India.
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Indian Classical Dances

Author : Shovana Narayan
ISBN : UOM:39015064910634
Genre : Performing Arts
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India is a fascinating country with plurality of ethnicity, cultures,religions and philosophy. Unsurprisingly this plurality extendsto the arena of classical dances having the distinction of beingthe only country with eight recognized classical dance forms,all of which are bound in the single thread of spirituality andphilosophy radiating the fragrance of Indianness .Though many books on Indian Classical dances are available,this book by Shovana Narayan can easily be described asthe book among books on Indian Classical dances for it isa comprehensive and detailed encyclopaedia on the eightrecognized classical dance forms essaying the historical evolutionand influences, characteristic identifying features, techniquesand also the format of presentation in an evening s programmeof each style. This book also details the repertoire, texts utilized,accompanying music and musical instruments, costumes andmake-up so characteristic of each dance form.This book with its exhaustive information and liberal use ofphotographs is a must for all. Some of the interesting nuggetsof information prove to be eye-openers demolishing anddemystifying few prevailing hypothesis.
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Indian Classical Dancing

Author : Kanaka Sudhakar
ISBN : UOM:39015041300875
Genre : Performing Arts
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Classical Dances

Author : Sonal Mansingh
ISBN : 8183280676
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is an exploration of the different facets of dance. Written by one of India s legendary dancers, the book provides ambrosial knowledge on the vast ocean of natya vidya. With brilliant photographs, this book reflects the sublime aesthetics of dance.
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A Yoga Of Indian Classical Dance

Author : Roxanne Kamayani Gupta
ISBN : 9781594775277
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The yoga and classical dance traditions of India have been inextricably entwined for millennia. The exacting hand gestures, postures and movements of Indian classical dance can only be achieved through yogic concentration. Conversely, the esthetics, symmetry, and dynamism of dance enhance the practice of yoga. These two traditions, so complementary and essential to one another, are united and explicated for the first time in A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance. Twenty-five years ago Roxanne Kamayani Gupta embarked on a journey of dance and yoga, yearning to unlock their mysteries and discover their common origins. As a twenty-year-old student from America she was miraculously and mysteriously absorbed into Indian culture, became a Hindu, and began an odyssey so unusual and unique that the reader will be enchanted by its telling. Choosing the path of the dancer, Roxanne Gupta accomplished what no Western woman had done before: being accepted and trained by Indian masters and then performing in the Indian classical traditions--from the palaces of maharajas to the arts festivals of Europe and America--while at the same time achieving a doctorate in the anthropology of religion and being initiated into a number of yogic traditions. Having mastered the classical form of Kuchipudi dance and studied with teachers of the hatha and kriya yoga traditions, she brings together these two great streams of consciousness and practice. In this tantric approach to yoga and dance, expressed through the body and through a yoga of emotions, we see the traditions embodied in a manner that embraces the totality of the human experience. The result is the dance of the yogini, the sacred feminine initiatress who dances with one foot in nature and the other in the realm of the gods. With extensive photographs of innovative yoga routines, Roxanne Kamayani Gupta distills her experience into techniques for yogic study certain to assist students of all levels to achieve a dynamic, beautiful, and graceful practice.
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Kathak Indian Classical Dance Art

Author : Sunil Kothari
ISBN : 9788170172239
Genre : Dance
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Kathak, the Indian classical dance form prevalent in the North, has a long past. Nurtured in the holy precincts of the Hindu temples, Kathak dance has over the centuries, attained refinement and enriched itself with various hues and embellishments. The art of story-telling which found expression in various forms like the Akhyana by the Manabhattas of Gujarat, the Pandavani by the artistes telling stories in Madhya Pradesh, the Harikathas and Kalakshepams of the South, the Kirtanas of the West, the art of Wari-liba, story-telling of the North-East, specially of Manipur, reflects the rich heritage Kathak has inherited over the years. In forms such as Baithakachi Lavani and the bhava to the Ghazals the range is both varied and vast. Though essentially seen in its solo form, Kathak in its Natya aspects shares a large corpus of the Rasalilas of Brindavan. Its journey from the Hindu temples to the courts of the Mughals is quite fascinating and the various elements it has imbibed over the different periods in history have given Kathak an equisite character. The Persian influence, the patronage of the Muslim kings, the flowering of the two main gharanas (schools), the Jaipur and the Lucknow, and the contribution of the Maharaj Brothers, the famous descendants of Kalka-Bindadin, viz.; Acchan Maharaj, Shambhu Maharaj, Lacchu Maharaj and Birju Maharaj, the great gurus of Jaipur like Jailalji and Sunder Prasadji portray Kathak as it has developed in recent times. Whereas the Choreographic attempts by Madame Menaka and later on by Birju Maharaj and Kumudini Lakhia provide a perspective for viewing Kathak in its many-faceted forms. The footwork, the nritta pieces like tode, tukde, parans, the improvisational aspects and the simple graceful gats and gat-nikas, the illusion of miniature paintings coming to life and many other aspects are vividly captured in this most comprehensive and thoroughl;y researched book on Kathak. It has an attractive section on the contemporary practitioners ranging from Birju Maharaj, Sitara Devi, Damayanti Joshi, Kumudini Lakhia, Rohini Bhate, Roshan Kumari, Gopi Krishna, Durgalal to the young exponents who carry forward the tradition in the present times. Lavishly illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and designed by Dolly Sahiar the many-splendoured beauty of Kathak is captured in this volume, which should appeal to the cognoscenti and lay readers alike.
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Kuchipudi

Author : Sunil Kothari
ISBN : 9788170173595
Genre : Performing Arts
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One Of The Seven Major Classical Dance Forms Of India, Kuchipudi In Its Solo Avatara Has Acquired A Status Of A Classical Dance Form Of Andhra Pradesh. The Story Of Kuchipudi From Its Origin As A Dance-Drama And Its Emergence As A Solo Dance Form Is One Of The Most Fascinating Phenomena Engaging Attention Of The Gurus, The Performing Dancers And The Research Scholars. Essentially A Preserve Of The Male Dancers, Who Also Excelled In The Female Roles, Today Kuchipudi Is Being Mainly Performed By The Female Dancers. However, The Tradition Continues To Survive In Kuchipudi Village, Some 30 Kilometres Away From Vijayawada In Andhra Pradesh. The Traditional Dance-Dramas Continue To Exist Along With More Popular Solo Dance Form. Kuchipudi Has Innumerable Votaries Not Only In India But Also Abroad And Their Number Is Ever Increasing. Padma Shri Dr. Sunil Kothari, Dance Historian, Scholar And Critic, Traces In This Volume The Origins Of The Dance-Drama Tradition, Correlating The Prayoga, The Practice And The Shastra, The Theory And How From The Natya, The Drama, Its Integral Elements Nritya, Expressional Dance And Nritta, The Pure Dance In The Hands Of Creative, Traditional Gurus Have Shaped Its Present Solo Format, Giving It Its Own Identity. Based On His Extensive Field Work Dr. Kothari Has Studied The Allied Forms Like Vithi Bhagavatam, Turpubani Vidhi Natakam, Pagati Vesham, Navajanardana Parijatam, Bhagavata Mela Nataka, Kuravanji Dance- Idrama And Offered An Overview Of The Dance Form As It Exists Today And Continues To Develop In Its Many Ramifications. He Has Also Dwelt Upon The All-Pervading Influence Of Vempati Chinna Satyam And His Contibution In Sh Dj'Ing Kuchipudi Into A Solo Form Along With The Dance-Dramas That He Has Choreographed. The Brief Biographies Of The Traditional Gurus And Some Of The Celebrated Exponents I Add Tp The Value Of This Volume, Presenting The Current State Of Kuchipudi On The Contemporary Dance Scene. Profusely Illustrated With 166 Colour And 221 Black And White Photographs By The Ace Photographer A Vinash Pasricha And Designed By The Eminent Artist And Designer Dashrath Patel, Kuchipudi Is A Major Significant Study Of The Classical D'Ance Form Of Andhra Pradesh.
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Indian Classical Dance

Author : Leela Venkataraman
ISBN : 8174362169
Genre : Performing Arts
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A sweeping look at the magnificene of Indian culture through its varied dance forms, Indian Classical Dance: Tradition in Transition is a tour de force study of the forms, characteristics, challenges and change in traditional dance. Briliant photographs taken by Avinash Pasricha, undoubtedly the master of Indian dance photography, make the book as vibrant as the dances it presents.
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Bharatanatyam

Author : Prathibha Prahlad
ISBN : 8186685111
Genre : Performing Arts
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Bharatanatyam, one of the more popular classical dance forms, is a composite art. Widely practiced in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it is at once a sensual and divine experience. It was performed by dancers who were called devadasis in the temples as an integral part of the religious rituals. The erstwhile princely courts patronised the temples and hence its various traditions, from where the dance form drew its sustenance. The book traces the form's journey through the ages to the present day.
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