Blissful Bharatanatyam

Lord Shiva – Natraj Dance

 

A few years ago, when I performed in one dance competition, Bharatanatyam was introduced by some other folks. I was thrilled& overwhelmed by the performance of our group would like to share with you all.

Bharatanatyam dance performance

As history depicts Bharatanatyam is the oldest classical dance tradition of India that invented in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu and surrounding  regions. It has articulated a dance form which is the combination of bhava, raga, tala, and natya. Bharatanatyam is a solo dance performed by women to worship ritual made not only for pursuing pleasure but in reality, it’s a perfect epitome of several planetary relationships and expressions originating from all the worlds. Earlier, it was the medium of expressing moods and passion to the king and the courts by means of entertainment. It also brings many innovative changes.

Flawless Dance

It was heart – touching experience that cannot be shared by words but a feeling of love and expressions. I had participated in Bharatanatyam with girls group. In the hall, all girls, including me, were adorned with many plated pieces, colorful & zari borders dress (called Tamil wedding dress) to perform our spotless feeling of love with different mudras (movement of hands). A unique feature of Bharatanatyam is the eye movement with the body movement, always bent-kneed amazed the audience. At the time of the dance act, the grace, power and positions of our dance created, was heart-beating and trembling atmosphere of joy, especially anklet sound when we hit our feet to the floor. It demands a lot of strength to make it lively to differentiate each part of the body movement.

Eventually, Balanced steps, makeup played essential role to enrich the actual plea..

I hope you would enjoy my Bharatanatyam act.. For Dance lovers..

 

 

 

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4 Responses to Blissful Bharatanatyam

  1. Rebecca says:

    As a kid, I was part of a Lithuanian traditional dance troupe. It is so great to read about dance traditions from another part of the world and to see your passion for it. Looking forward to your next post, Ekta!

  2. Tandi says:

    Like Rebecca, I was a competition dancer too. The way you describe something that’s indescribable shows the emotional connection that many people forget that dance can have! You are definitely passionate about the topic you chose and it shows through your writing.

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