Essence and Customs of Indian Classical Dances

Indian Classical Dances

India is the land of different cultures, festivals, rituals along with many types of Classical Dances and Classical Music. It would be very inequitable to describe the importance of Indian Classical Dance and Music in few words. So, I would like to represent it through my blog. It is believed that Indian Classical Music has connection with soul of Gods. Today, i will give you a good reason to read about Classical Dances.

One of the most fascinating Indian Classical dance is Kathakali, is a classical dance form of Kerala. Well, i am a big fan of this dance form. Actually, i have no experience of this dance performance but i had been amazed everytime attending my mentor’s act on Kathakali, if i looked into his big dramatic eyes once so i could not look any where else for the time.

Kathakali Art

As every word has its own meaning in terms to justify it. So, Kathkali means Story- Play. The significance of  Kathkali is Well-Known due to its heavy, cheerful make-up, and customs. As i told about that Indian dancers are connected with super natural powers like god. Here, is the proof to justify my sayings that Kathkali dance bestowed themes from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, along with various Hindu epics, legends, and myths. The aspect of Kathakali dance include both pure dance (Nritya) as well as mime ( Abhinaya). Aharya abhinaya is given more importance in Kathakali dance which means the use of customs, ornaments like heavy jewelry  and extreme facial make up are key concept of this dance form. Amusingly, in Kathakali, the entire body includes skeleton and muscles and even, the smallest facial muscle is used to depict the emotions.

Indian traditional dance has a great power of motivation.

Especially for dance lovers..


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12 Responses to Essence and Customs of Indian Classical Dances

  1. Hilary says:

    What a great way to learn more about traditional dances from India. It’s always interesting to see how culture is transmitted through movement.

  2. Thelma O. Igbre says:

    This is really good. I’ve learned so much from just this post! It makes me want to go to india. Good Job!

  3. Will says:

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  4. Linnea says:

    Thanks for sharing this traditional dance with us! I encourage you to try it!

  5. Zohra says:

    A very interesting read. I didn’t know that Indian Classical dance had a powerful, religious connection. Well done!

  6. Awesome and educational post, thanks!

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