Bharata Natyam Dance Performance – for New Dawn 29th October 2019

At the New Dawn Event.

Be Illumined

First dance: Tisra Allaripu (Raga Nattai, Tisra chapu tala: takita 3 beat rythm), danced by Virat, Dwani, Tharaniah and Tiya.

In India, there are seven different styles of classical dance. Bharata Natyam is one of the most ancient and most astonishing. It originated in Tamil Nadu, a state in South India.

Bharata Natyam is composed of very rigorous technical and rhythmical parts with some expressive and lyrical components. It is performed on the beautiful and complex Carnatic music.

Allaripu means ‘that blossoms like a flower.’ A purely technical threefold dance performed at three different speeds. It is an expression of the joy of dancing. Each part of the body successively becomes alive: first the eyes, then the shoulders, the hands and the entire body, chiselling space with geometric lines increasingly faster and more complex.

Second dance: Padam Bho Shambo (raga Revalti, Adi tala: 8 beat rythm) danced by Tiya .

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