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02-DEC-2004 Jyothi Karthik Raja

12.02.04 - Bharatanatyam

State College

Bharatanatyam is a classical Indian dance. Bharatanatyam is thought to have been
created by the Bharata Muni, a Hindu sage, who wrote the "Natya Shastra", the most
important scripture of classical Indian dance. Bharatanatyam proper is a solo dance,
with two aspects, "lasya", the graceful feminine lines and movements, and "tandava",
masculine aspect. The 3 basic elements of Bharatanatyam are Nritta - Rhythm,
Nritya - Rhythm with expression and Natya - Dramatic element.

The story, scene, costume, jewels, they are all a very important part of the dance.
The pose Gayatri is depicting here is 'dreamy'. It is usually used to show longing
for a loved one. The dancer usually wears a "sari" made from silk during a performance
or cotton during practice. The bangles are an important part of the Indian tradition and most
women have many pairs of them.

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Guest 14-Jan-2005 18:23
very nice image..
I love that dance, and India..
Ray :)14-Dec-2004 02:18
You have achieved a classical stance here. Excellent work.
Don Guo07-Dec-2004 20:19
Gayle P. Clement06-Dec-2004 04:53
Very beautiful photograph and I appreciate the opportunity to learn from your comments.
laine8205-Dec-2004 08:39
Beautiful colours & commentary.
Chris04-Dec-2004 14:14
Excellent portrait.
Karen Leaf04-Dec-2004 14:12
Great portrait!
Guest 03-Dec-2004 10:51
Hmmm. Good. Getting better and better. I'm trying to guess ahead though now.
Josy's Pics03-Dec-2004 10:50
Well done Jyothi!
Dawn03-Dec-2004 04:42
Excellent portrait & story here. :)
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