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Característica de formas de danza de la India

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Bharata natyam: Is one of the oldest dance forms of India. It was nurtured in the southern India. is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by male and female dancers. Due to its wide range of movements and postures and the balanced melange of the rhythmic and mimetic aspects lends itself well to experimental and fusion choreography. Dancers wear costumes made of silk sarees with gold zari embroidery designs

Odissi: Its origins are in northern India. Odissi has two major facets: Nritta or non-representational dance, in which ornamental patterns are created using body movements in space and time; and Abhinaya, or stylized mime in which symbolic hand gestures and facial expressions are used to interpret a story or theme. The dancer wears a stitched costume which has five pieces including the angrakha, blouse and pyjama.

Mohiniattam: Was nurtured in the region of Kerala in southwestern India. The name Mohiniattam literally means 'Dance of the Enchantress’. This dance is practiced by women. The white and gold costume, arresting hairstyle and the highly graceful movements in medium tempo, contribute to this aesthetic effect. It is characterized by swaying movements of the upper body with legs placed in a stance similar to the plie position. The eyes play an important role in accenting the direction of the movement.

Kuchipudi: The dance form in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The technique of Kuchipudi makes use of fast rhythmic footwork and sculptures body movements. Stylized mime, using hand gestures and subtle facial expression, is combined with more realistic acting, occasionally including dialogues spoken by the dancers. Kuchipudi is unique among the Indian classical dance styles.

Kathak: Its form traces its origins to the the nomadic bards of ancient northern India. It’s mostly specialized in recounting mythological and moral tales from the scriptures, and embellished their recitals with hand gestures and facial expressions. Using instrumental and vocal music along with stylized gestures to enliven the stories. Patronized by art loving rulers, the practitioners of Kathak worked at refining its dramatic and rhythmic aspects.

Kathakali: Is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. One of the most interesting aspects of Kathakali is its elaborate make-up code. Characters are categorized according to their nature. This determines the colours used in the make-up. The dancers wear large head dresses, and the contours of the face are extended with moulded lime.

Manipuri: Is one of the most beautiful dance styles of India. Nurtured in the mountainous


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