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THE CLOTHING ASSOCIATED WITH BHARATANATYAM

THE CLOTHING ASSOCIATED WITH BHARATANATYAM

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Bharatanatyam has evolved over time and developed its current style approximately 250 years ago. Performed as part of the daily worship ritual, traditionally by women and within temple precincts, a Bharatanatyam dancer dresses similarly as to that of a traditional Hindu bride. Often, she will wear a custom-made sari, a dress made of cotton or […]

CULTURE OF BHARATANATYAM

CULTURE OF BHARATANATYAM

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The origin of Bharatanatyam stems back some 2000 years. It is one of the most deep-rooted and popular forms of classical Indian dance, originating from the Tanjore district of South India. According to Indian mythology, it is widely believed that the Hindu God Shiva, who is also known as the Destroyer, was the initial creator of […]

THE HISTORY OF THE DANCE

THE HISTORY OF THE DANCE

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When considering Bharatanatyam – a widely accepted genre of Indian solo dance that is solely performed by women – there are four important aspects to become knowledgeable with. Breaking the word Bharatanatyam up into four sub-categories, following is a breakdown of the four factors: Bha – a term derived from the word Bhava, which means […]