Dance & Music

 

Dance

Classical Indian dances  are among the most graceful and beautiful in the world.  They all make  use of a complicated, visual language, consisting of hand gestures, body  movements, and postures.  Movements of the eyes and hands, arms and  legs, chest, waist, hip, knee, and foot, either alone or in combination  with each other, all make up this complicated language.  Indian dance  uses a set of emotions or feelings known as rasas.  The job of the  artist is to take in emotions, such as amazement, anger, hatred, humour,  or love, and communicate them to the audience.  The creation of a piece  of art, including dance or musical composition, comes out of a deep  sense of feeling at one with the universe.  This deep sense of inner  harmony combined with discipline of the mind and body makes dance  similar to yoga.



 Classical styles.  There are five major styles of classical dance in India: (1) Bharata  Natyam, (2) Kathak, (3) Kathakali, (4) Manipuri, and (5) Orissi.  Each  of these styles developed in a specific region of India.  They differ in  their languages of gesture.  But they are all founded on the principles  of rasa and they all draw upon stories and poems that tell about the  lives of the Hindu gods.  These include gods such as Shiva, (the god of  the dance), Krishna, and many more. 



DIFFERENT FORM OF DANCE


ZUMBA

HIP-HOP

SALSA

CONTEMPORARY

BOLLYWOOD STYLE



MUSIC


VOCAL

INSTRUMENTAL