Thursday, September 29, 2011

Paada Bhedas-Foot Movements

As given in Natya Shastra

Udghattitam Samamchaiva Tathaa
Agratala sanchara anchita kunchitaschaiva
Suchi paadaprakeerthitha

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Essence of Dance

This shloka from natya shastra summarizes the essence of Indian classical dance; the power of dance.

'"na thath gnanam na thath shilpam
na saa vidhya na saa kalaa
naasau yogo na thath karma
naatye asmin yanna drshyathe"

" There is no other knowledge, no other sculpture, no other learning, no other art, not even yoga or action that is not found in dance. No wise utterance, no means to acheive learning, no art or craft is complete without dance." - Natya Shastra