Bharatanatyam has manydimensions. They includebody movements, facial ...More
Bharatanatyam has manydimensions. They includebody movements, facialexpressions, handgestures, footwork,costumes, music,repertoire, and themes ofperformances. BecauseBharatanatyam is so welldeveloped, all of theseaspects of the art havebeen codified, and aredocumented in ancientscriptures as well asrecent books. Ourdescription ofBharatanatyam is intendedfor a spectator, and onewho is relativelyunfamiliar with thedance, as opposed to adance student,professional, orscholar.
Bharatanatyam has many dimensions. They include body movements, facial expressions, hand gestures, footwork, costumes, music, repertoire, and themes of performances. Because Bharatanatyam is so well developed, all of these aspects of the art have been codified, and are documented in ancient scriptures as well as recent books. Our description of Bharatanatyam is intended for a spectator, and one who is relatively unfamiliar with the dance, as opposed to a dance student, professional, or scholar.