Introduction to Semiotics Bharatanatyam A journey from temples to the proscenium An introduction Bharatanatyam is a Sanskrit word, which means the dance of Bharata (India).True to its name, it is one of the oldest and most popular dance forms of India.It originated in the temples of Southern India and was later codified and documented as a performing art by the Tanjore Quartet.
Bharathiyar’s poems in Bharatanatyam steps. Bharathiyar’s poems are eternal, evergreen and have stood the test of time.. Tamil poet and lyricist Piraisoodan will preside as the chief guest.
Cathir in turn, is derived from ancient dance forms. Bharatanatyam is usually accompanied by the classical Carnatic music. Bharatanatyam is a classical dance of India, which finds its roots in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It is believed that Bharatanatyam is mainly a renewal of Cathir, the ancient art of temple dancers.
Bharatanatyam is a combination of sculptures poses, with beauty and grace presented by the performer. This Southern born classical dance was developed in Tamilnadu. In the book Indian Classical Dance, by Kapila Vatsyayan, Vatsyayan argues that there are two different sources that somebody can look at to uncover the affluent history of the dance style the Bharatanatyam.
A host of purely Tamil terms occuring in the early literature of the Tamil people only emphasises the distinctly indigenous origin and development of music dance and other fine arts. Words commonly found in early Tamil literature such as Isai, Kuttu, Kuravai, Talaikkol, Porunar, Val, Pan, Virali and Oviyam are just a few pointers to this fact.
Year 1960 onwards, Mohiniattam, in spite of being a very old dance form, has started gaining prominence. It has spread from Kerala to other South India states, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and now, even Mumbai. I know many kids who are choosing to pursue Mohiniattam instead of Bharatanatyam.
Tamil literature scholar S Raghuraman wears another hat. He is a resource person for Bharatnatyam dancers, providing them lyrics and songs for their p.
Bharatanatyam is the most geometrically multidirectional of the Indian genres — in the nritta sections, Ms. Balasubramanian turned in quick succession to address right, left, behind, ahead, above and below, as well as various diagonals — and the sharp transitions are often not just exciting but also powerfully expressive of the dancer’s setting herself within a larger context.
Bharatanatyam is an important classical dance form in India. It originated in the temples of South India, particularly, Tamil Nadu. It used to be performed by Devadasis, thus it was also known as Dasiattam. Believed to be about 2000 years old, information about Bharatanatyam can be found in many ancient texts including Bharata Muni’s Natya Shastra.
Bharatnatyam is one of the ancient classical dances of India which are all based on 'Natya Shastra' originated from Tamil Nadu. Today, it is recognized as the national dance of India. It is believed that this dance form is mainly the renewal of Cathir, an old art of temple dancers. It has been named after Bharat Muni, author of the bible of classical Indian dance called 'Natya Shastra'.