Native to Tamil Nadu, Bharatnatyam is one of the popular Indian Classical dance forms. It was previously referred to as Sadie, Dasiattam and Thanjavur Natyam. The dance form demands unconditional and complete dedication from the side of performer.
Native to Kerala, Mohiniyattam literally means Mohini’s dance. Mohini, according to Indian mythology, is a very beautiful woman, who attracts people instantly. She is regarded as an enchantress and thus, Mohiniyattam is the dance of the enchantress.
Kuchipudi was introduced as a dance drama, but it’s present day dispensation tells a different story altogether. It has now been reduced only to a dance form, with the drama missing completely. With proficient training and knowledge, the Kuchipudi dancers have started presenting the dance form in their individualistic ways today.
Folk dance holds a significant role in the cultural fabric of numerous countries worldwide, transcending generations and providing a distinctive avenue for human connection. It serves as a timeless and integral component of diverse cultures across the globe, often gracing social gatherings, providing entertainment, and marking special occasions.
Folk dances in India are regionally rooted, steeped in tradition, and passed down through the ages from one generation to the next. These dances exhibit a range of styles and steps, yet they all share a common characteristic: they are a form of expression by the people, for the people. Folk dances historically emerged out of necessity, serving as a medium for communities to…
Cinematic & Bollywood Dance
Cinematic and Bollywood Dance in entertainment film media, cinema dance, is a hot topic in the current arts world, originating from dance in Hollywood films. Cinema dance developed from the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s, where the camera became a partner in the dance, rather than a piece of equipment that captured dance.
Bollywood dance is the name given to dance-form used in Indian (Hindi) films. The most energetic and colorful Indian dance forms are Bhangra and garba (originated in the state of Gujrat, India). They merged with other dance forms from around the world, and now is the famous Bollywood dance.
Hip Hop or also known as rap, and formly known as disco rap, is a genre of popular music that originated in the early 1970s by African American in the Bronx, a borough of New York City. It existed for several years prior to mainstream discovery. Hip Hop is consisting of stylized rhythmic music (usually built around drum beats) that often accompanies rapping, a rhythmic delivery of poetic speech. Other elements of the music included sampling beats or bass lines from records (or synthesized beats and sounds) and rhythmic beatboxing.
One of the eight forms of Indian dances originated from India. This dance form traces its origin to the nomadic bards of ancient northern india, known as kathakars or storytellers. This dance form today contains traces of temple and ritual dances and the influence of the Bhakti movement. From the 16th century towards it absorbed certain features of Persian dance and central Asian dance which were imported by the royal court of the Mughal Era.