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Why Is Bharatanatyam Not Just An Indian Dance Form?

Bharatnatyam

The rich and diverse culture of India comprises of variety of art forms such as singing, acting etc. One of the most popularly known form of artistic expression available in the country is dancing. Now, “Bharatanatyam” originating from the state of Tamil Nadu, is one of the most popular traditional “Indian Dance Form” in the […]

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5 POPULAR NORWEGIAN FOLK DANCE FORMS

NORWEGIAN FOLK DANCE

The Scandinavian region is said to comprise of a number of varied folk dance styles. One such country in this region that is popular for a variety of folk dances is, Norway. So here is presenting a list of five popular Norwegian folk dance forms. A. POLS:  Considered to be a “quicker version” of the […]

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3 MAJOR REASONS WHY “VANAPRASTHAM” IS THE BEST MOVIE BASED ON KATHAKALI.

VANAPRASTHAM

In the world of Indian cinema, there have been very few movies that have been based on the popular classical dance form Kathakali. One such movie is the Malayalam cult classic “Vanaprastham” (meaning pilgrimage) directed by Shaji N Karun released in 1999. There are a few reasons as to why “Vanaprastham” is considered to be […]

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2 MAJOR REASONS THAT LED TO THE CREATION OF A UNIQUE “AFRICAN” INSPIRED DANCE CULTURE WITHIN THE “GARIFUNA” COMMUNITY

GARIFUNA DANCE

Residing mainly around the Central American region (these days) is a community renowned for its dances referred to as “Garifuna”. This community basically originated from the island of St Vincent in the Caribbean. However, they were soon banished from their own land by the British as a result they were forced to seek refuge around […]

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“KATHAKALI”-A CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE FORM: Four unique features

Kathakali Dance, Kerala, India

Kathakali is considered to be one among the seven officially recognized (by the Ministry of Culture and The Sangeet Natak Academy,India) classical Indian dance forms. Originating from the state of Kerala located in south of India this dance form is said to have been developed around the 17th century. Now, this classical Indian dance style similar […]

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THE 3 ESSENTIAL “QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS” RELATED TO MANI MADHAVA CHAKYAR

MANI MADHAVA CHAKYAR

The state of Kerala also known as “God’s own land” is renowned for possessing a rich performing arts culture. Among the many performing artists Kerala has produced over the years, the contribution of one man called Mani Madhava Chakyar quite clearly stands out. Unfortunately, though not many are aware of the contribution of this great […]

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6 POPULAR INDIAN FOLK DANCE FORMS

INDIAN FOLK DANCE

India as a country exhibits great diversity in relation to the “dance forms/styles” available. Now there are two types of basic dance forms available in the country i.e. folk and classical/traditional dance. In terms of “diversity” however it is folk dances due to its incredible variety that stands out as compared to the more classical […]

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6 MAJOR INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE FORMS

INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE

“A rich cultural heritage” is what is considered to be the USP (i.e. unique selling point) of India as a country. This (rich culture heritage) can be clearly seen via the diversity in the dance forms (i.e. classical and folk) available throughout the country. Now there are few dance styles that have been officially recognized […]

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5 FACTS ABOUT SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI

Dance as a form of art has always been an integral part of the rich Indian culture. Such is the importance of dance in India that literally every region of the country possesses its own form/style. The several forms of dances that exist in the country can be further categorized into two groups (i.e. folk […]

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5 MOST POPULAR PORTUGUESE TRADITIONAL DANCES

Portuguese Traditional Folk Dance

Portuguese folk dance, also called Ranchos Folclóricos are an integral part of Portuguese culture and Portuguese traditions and celebrations. Portugal is a beautiful country and a popular tourist destination in Europe known for its cuisine, architecture, culture, music and dance. With regards to Portuguese dance, there are number of popular traditional dance styles originating from […]

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