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Classical Dance forms & related music
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KSDD
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Post by KSDD » 24 Aug 2010, 04:44

LOL! |(
Well, I have to clarify, whenever I say I belong to a Thanjavur style school, that the style I learn is VERY different from Annirudha´s.....thankfully! :(
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KSDD
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Post by KSDD » 24 Aug 2010, 04:54

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Post by smala » 24 Aug 2010, 09:26

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Post by ganeshpv » 24 Aug 2010, 11:49

Shyama-priya, look for that Dasavatharam sung by Bombay Sisters. The best rendition ever! I think even MSS has a version of it.
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Post by ksl » 25 Aug 2010, 10:07

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Post by smala » 25 Aug 2010, 10:47

Thanks ksl for the precious links on Gotipuas....just stunning dancers, agile gymnasts, natya yogis any thing else you can add. The kids, younger ones are darling, are all adorable. Such an amazing folk art.

These Gotipua kids dressed as girls, are ALL boys...wow... and hat's off to them. Hear the judges comments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSJWkgPM ... re=related
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smala
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Post by smala » 25 Aug 2010, 12:30

Now watch *Older* men sway-dance and sing in the folk tradition of the Vaishnava Satra. [Young male initiates in satras, dressed as girls, also enact the ras-lila during Janmashtami festival ( not shown here)] :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K78MVzex ... 1&index=32

Yet another Folk tradition, the peacock dance of *seraikella-chhau* from Bihar-Chattisgarh, W. Beangal...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi0RnIr9 ... re=channel
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Lakmini
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Post by Lakmini » 25 Aug 2010, 13:58

Hi, I am sorry, I am certainly not in the good post but I couldn't find one, so I ask you help:

I am looking for a good theory book or website that describes in details the 7 tandavam.

Do you know where I can find that? I already tried to search but I couldn't find anything complete. I also have friends that were in Chennai last month and they asked in book shops but they also could not find anything...I really need help because I have a theory exam on that subject in october...

Thanks a lot!
Lakmini
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smala
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Post by smala » 26 Aug 2010, 01:35

Lakmini wrote:Hi, I am sorry, I am certainly not in the good post but I couldn't find one, so I ask you help:

I am looking for a good theory book or website that describes in details the 7 tandavam.

Do you know where I can find that? I already tried to search but I couldn't find anything complete. I also have friends that were in Chennai last month and they asked in book shops but they also could not find anything...I really need help because I have a theory exam on that subject in october...

Thanks a lot!
Lakmini
A little something, off the net (see below, NS is where you'll find info) :

Characteristics of Tandava Dance
According to scholars, ‘Characteristics of the Tandava Dance’ have been described in the fourth chapter of Bharat Muni’s Nata Shastra, which is referred to as fifth Veda and an expression of Lord Shiva’s eternal dance - Tandava. It says that Shiva’s Tandava is embellished with 108 karanas and the 32 anghaharas - the composite parts of the dance. Bharat Muni further says that Lord Shiva conceived the dance, as he was very much fond of dancing every evening. Shiva further mentioned that 108 karnas included in tandava could be employed in the course of dance, fight, and personal combats and in other special movements like strolling.

Types of Tandava
Some scholars believe that there are seven different types of Tandava. The tandava performed with joy is called Ananda Tandava and that which is performed in violent mood is called Rudra Tandava. The other types of tandava identified are Tripura Tandava, Sandhya Tandava, Samhaara Tandava, Kaali Tandava, Uma Tandava and Gauri Tandava. However, there are few people who believe that there are 16 types of Tandava.

Significance of Shiva's Tandava Nritya
According to religious scholars, the cosmic dance of Shiva, called 'Anandatandava,' meaning, ‘the Dance of Bliss’ symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, as well as the daily rhythm of birth and death. The dance is a pictorial allegory of the five principle manifestations of eternal energy - creation, destruction, preservation, salvation, and illusion.

According to learned scholar, Coomerswamy, the dance of Shiva also represents his five activities namely,

* 'Shrishti' - creation, evolution
* 'Sthiti' - preservation, support
* 'Samhara' - destruction, evolution
* 'Tirobhava' - illusion
* 'Anugraha' - release, emancipation, grace

The overall temper of the image is paradoxical, uniting the inner tranquillity, and outside activity of Shiva.

Lasya
The dance performed by Goddess Parvati is known as Lasya. In Lasya, the movements are gentle, graceful and sometimes erotic. Some scholars call Lasya, the feminine version of Tandava. Lasya is of two kinds - Jarita Lasya and Yauvaka Lasya. According to the Puranas, Shiva dances a wild and vigorous (tandava) dance in the cremation grounds at night but dances a soft and graceful (lasya) dance in the tranquillity of the twilight.
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Post by smala » 26 Aug 2010, 11:51

No padams or sabdams here. My first, on watching BN with Pancharatna kritis ! A graceful presentation.
Have others danced to these?

jagadanandakaraka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqELWucu ... 1&index=24

Dudukugala
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kHP7ms- ... re=related

Sadanchine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjmhGspI ... re=related

Kanakana Ruchira
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjmhGspI ... re=related

Endaro mahAnabhavulu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjmhGspISoc&NR=1
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Post by smala » 26 Aug 2010, 12:14

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Post by ksl » 27 Aug 2010, 08:07

parulanna matta namma voddu javali- hema malini
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9g ... mall#t=110
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 27 Aug 2010, 09:33

That parulanna matta by Hemamalini is excellent. She makes it look so easy and natural.
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Post by ganeshpv » 28 Aug 2010, 13:06

shyama-priya wrote:Thanks ksl for the precious links on Gotipuas....just stunning dancers, agile gymnasts, natya yogis any thing else you can add. The kids, younger ones are darling, are all adorable. Such an amazing folk art.

Why is Dance of Gotipuas a folk art while Odissi a dance derived from Gotipua dance (this is what I read; correct me if I am wrong) a classical dance? Hmmmph.
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KSDD
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Post by KSDD » 28 Aug 2010, 17:36

Lovely performance by two Russians dancers...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9fTJ0CRy7s
Can somebody tell me which composition is this? Thank you
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Post by kannagi99 » 28 Aug 2010, 17:52

Why is Dance of Gotipuas a folk art while Odissi a dance derived from Gotipua dance (this is what I read; correct me if I am wrong) a classical dance? Hmmmph.
I think you hit the nail on the head. Bharatanatyam , Odissi and Kuchipudi became "classical" only in the 1940s and 1950s. That was largely due to lobbying/promoting by the practioners. If the Gotipuas lobbied Delhi hard enough, they could also be blessed with the "classical" label.
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Post by rshankar » 28 Aug 2010, 19:03

I think there is a method to declaring an art form as 'classical' in India - from what I understand, the Sangeet Natak Academy (SNA) is the authority that brands something 'classical' - and to have a dance form labeled classical, the applicants need to show that the grammar of the form is based on the nATyaSAstras (note the plural - I think bharata's, as well as works like abhinaya darapaNa fall under this broad umbrella). For many years, the SNA recognized bharatanATyam, kucipuDi, mOhiniATTam, oDissi, kathakaLi, kathak and maNipuri as the classical dance forms. More recently, chau has been added to this list, and I understand that gauDiya nritya is being evaluated. Please correct me if I have this wrong.

[PS: From what I remember from a very old 'xeroxed' copy of bharata's nATyaSAstra, I think only one chapter, chapter 4, deals with dancing - the rest of the chapters deal with other aspects of dramaturgy - looks like the ancient naTas and naTis who practiced the nATya vEda were singers, dancers, actors, and also knew about stage setup and management - and somewhere along the way, specialization occurred with naTas/naTis specializing in one of the aspects of their stagecraft (like acting, singing, directing, dancing etc) - I do not understand why physicians are blamed for specialization and super specialization, when it was these naTas and naTis who showed us the way!]
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Post by smala » 29 Aug 2010, 06:16

The Sattriya dance practised in Vasihnava Sattras (monasteries in Assam) is recognized as one of the eight classical forms of Indian dance. Traditionally and strictly performed as ritual by male initiates this is considered to be purely devotional (bhakti rasa) rather than entertainment.

[eight = kathakali, mohiniyattam, bharatanatyam, kuchipudi, odissi, manipuri, kathak, and sattriya]

Watch this here :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcRQs7uy1U4

Here is Menaka PP Bora, female, gracefully performing the Sattriya :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ho2a5FjzIc&NR=1

Another graceful dance, with bols, by a male :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lumnLgMVCck&NR=1

This one is exceptionally beautiful, sophisticated yet simple. The singing is awesome:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2Voa8ZzOvs&NR=1

Re-posting this link :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K78MVzex ... 1&index

Some beautiful still pics on the Sattriya dance :
http://www.google.com/search?client=fir ... gle+Search

INFO :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sattriya
http://www.sattriya.com/


rshankar, when was seraikella-chhau added to the classical dance list by the academy?
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Post by ksl » 03 Sep 2010, 09:50

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Post by madhan » 03 Sep 2010, 10:00

ksl wrote:http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 7573351848
vijna vasudevan...shes really good :clap:
Same video posted again?? this thread is getting really big.. pple cant even remember wat they posted earlier :)
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Post by ksl » 03 Sep 2010, 10:09

oops...sorry. It's true though, at this age, i cant remember what i posted here :D. But again, a lot of new people have started reading the natya section. So i will let it be :)
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Post by ksl » 03 Sep 2010, 10:14

birju maharaj with zakhir hussain...although its a short clip :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojMigLAiZsA
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Post by ksl » 03 Sep 2010, 10:22

I guess tripalli in kathak is equivalent to a trikala jathi?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZajmeYH ... re=channel
shambhavi vazhe. Shes awesome.
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