India's Dances: Their History, Technique, and Repertoire
The Dances Of India Are Among The Oldest Dance Genres Still Widely Practiced Today. In Recent Years They Have Become Increasingly Known And Appreciated All Over The World. This Book Details The History Of The Several Styles Of Indian Dance And Gives An Account Of The Cultural, Religious, Social And Political Factors Which Influenced Their Growth And Development. There Are Fascinating Side-Lights On The Etiquette And Mores Of Indian Society. Many Of The Myths And Legends Which Form The Subject Matter Of The Dances Are Recounted And Theories Suggested To Explain Their Inspiration And Sources.This Is A Comprehensive Survey For Readers Who Want To Relate The Classical Dances To The Broader Background Of Indian Culture. For Students, Indian And Non- Indian, It Provides Valuable Historic And Technical Information; And For Dance Lovers It Serves As A Guide Telling Them What To Look For In A Performance. There Is, In Addition, An Overview Of India'S Many Folk Dances. The Glossary Of Terms Germane To The Different Styles Is A Useful Adjunct As Is The Bibliography.In The Latter Part Of This Book The Achievements Of Leading Delhi-Based Dancers Are Recorded And, At The Same Time, New Talent Is Readily Recognized.Written By An Acknowledged Authority, India'S Dances Is, Quite Simply, A Defmitive Volume On Some Of This Country'S Most. Enduring Contributions To World Culture.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Map of important dance centres
2 DASI ATTAM
3 A DASI ATTAM PERFORMANCE
4 THE DEVADASIS
14 A KATHAK PERFORMANCE
15 THE RAS LILA OF BRAJ
16 MANIPURI DANCE
17 LAI HAROBA RAS LILA OTHER DANCES
18 SATTRA DANCES OF ASSAM
21 UDAY SHANKAR
Other editions - View all
abhinaya artists Aryan audience Avinash Pasricha ballet beauty became Bhagti Bhagvata Mela Bhagyachandra Bharata Natyam bhava Birju Maharaj Brahmins caste centre century Chakkiyar characters Chhau Cholom choreographed classical dance colour costume culture dance style dance-drama dancers dancing girls Dasi Attam deity Delhi demons devadasis Devi drama festival ﬁrst ﬂowers gestures gharana goddess gods gopees gurus hand Haroba Hindu honour Indian dance inﬂuence Kathak Kathakali Kerala known Krishna Attam Kuchipudi Kuravanji lasya later legends Lucknow make-up Manipuri dance Meitie Mohini Attam movements Mughal music and dance musicians Muslim Natya Shastra nritta Nritya Odissi Ottan Tullal padams Padma Padma Shree performed Photo Courtesy play poetry pure dance Radha Raja Rama Ras Lila recital religion religious repertoire rhythmic Sangeet Natak Akademi Saswati Sen Shankar Sharma Shiva Singh singing skirt songs South India stage story Tagore tandav teacher teaching technique temple tradition Vaishnavism Vaishnavite Vishnu wear women worn worship