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Month: September 2020

dancer Zohra Segal
29 September

Source from Google We remembered iconic Indian actress and dancer Zohra Segal who is India’s first female actors to get recognition globally. The special doodle has her animated picture in a classical dance posture with floral background by Google on on Tuesday (September 29). The special doodle on Zohra Segal is designed by artist Parvati […]

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Mridangam
26 September

Pakhawaj is a musical instrument that is modified a little bit in the case of Mridangam, a south Indian instrument. It is similar to Pakhawaj externally but the technique and construction are different. The tone of the instruments is also different from each other because the construction is different. The mridangam has an annular membrane […]

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Tabla
26 September

The most popular drum set in North Indian music. Tabla is used in instrumental and vocal music as well as dance.  It’s the best percussion instrument throughout India as it is very versatile in all musical styles. Due to the tonal beauty and sophisticated nature, it has reached an unmatched status. Tabla maintains the metric […]

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Veena
26 September

Dating back to the first millennium B.C, the Veena is one of the oldest instruments. The sculptures from the 2nd century B.C  depict veena played. The Carnatic music highlights the Saraswati veena and the Rudra veena is played the most in Hindustani music. Seven strings are strung over the frets which are 24 in number. […]

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Odissi
22 September

The predominant dance form of India is Odissi which emerged in the Hindu temples of the eastern coast of Odisha in India. Theoretically, it dates back to the Natya Shastra which is a very old Sanskrit Hindu text on the performing arts. It manifests the dance postures which are associated with Hinduism Jainism and Buddhism. […]

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Kathak
22 September

Kathak word is derived from Sanskrit word Katha meaning story. It emerged from North India. The storytellers known as kathakas are the folk people who traveled telling the epic tales of gods and goddesses similar to Mahabharata. Indian culture is accentuated by kathak. The ancient temples have written scripts and sculptures of kathak dancers engraved. […]

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Kathakali
22 September

  One of the most important genres of the classical dance forms of India is the Kathakali. It involves storytelling, as well as the dance drama in the southern state of India- God’s, own paradise Kerala. The story is narrated in the form of dance through footwork and facial and hand gestures. it includes a […]

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Bharatanatyam
21 September

One of the living performance art is Bharathanatyam which is widely practiced. It expresses human emotions in stylized storytelling. The pieces of evidence are as old as 3000 years old. It has retained its devotional component and moved from temples to theatres over time.   The word Bhava means emotion; raga means melody; tala means […]

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Kuchipudi
21 September

Kuchipudi is a dance form which is named after the village Kuchelapuram, AP. It started from the Bhakti movement in the 17th century. Sidhendra Yogi in the 14th century gave a new direction to Kuchipudi. It was actually the dance of the males who traveled from village to village enacting stories related to Hindu mythology. […]

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