Dance Dialects of India

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1990 - History - 234 pages
This book aims at creating a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Indian dance and its cultural environment in India. The book is addressed to the general reader, dancer, and connoisseur, interested in the arts and traditions of India, where regional forms of dance rituals, dance-drama, folk dance, and classical dance forms have existed for centuries as an essential part of sacred rites and festivals, and as a classical art patronised and practised by the royalty.
 

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Contents

Frontispiece
15
TandavaThe Classical Dance Form
29
Bharata NatyaThe Dance of the Devadasis
50
DanceDramaAndhra and Tamilnad
66
Kathakali Dance and Mime
103
The Dance of Mohini
116
The Holy Diagrams
128
Orissi DancePlastic Movements and Repertoire
144
The Chhau Dance of Seraikella
158
The Dances of Manipur
175
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