Bharat natyam.

Essay by monika1College, UndergraduateF, January 2006

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Art is one of the most important parts of human life. Every country has their own art forms such as music, painting, and dance. Artists have been portraying art about religion and culture, this means they try to tell you a story or a fact of the dance. Over the years due to cultural limitation, the religious and social issues have influenced Indian artwork. Indian artist have expressed their religious belief via sculpting statues of gods and goddesses, and portraying religious events via dance. They have also utilized folk tales in terms of dance portraits of gods and goddesses.

In my country, India, there are different types of traditional dances like Kathakali, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi, Kuchipudi, and Bharat Natyam. Bharat Natyam is the most traditional dance of Indian culture. Bharat Natyam is one of the oldest and most popular of the Indian classical dance forms. It is, in essence, a dedicatory dance.

It was originated in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is one of the most widely practiced classical Indian dances. It has been aptly said that Bharat Natyam is a symbol of beauty and aesthetic perfection.

I agree art is life for some people. Some dancers perform dances for hobby or entertainment, while some make dance as their profession. For those people, dance is a type of art by which they survive.

Bharat Natyam is the most ancient of all the classical dance forms in India. It is thought to be created by the sage Bharat Muni who wrote the Natya Shastra, the bible of the classical Indian dance. It was also called as the fifth Veda (Bowers 14). It became the most authoritative text on the artistic techniques of classical Indian dances, especially Bharat Natyam and Odissi. In addition, the term...