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Book details
  • Genre:PERFORMING ARTS
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:138
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781634528009

Bharatha Natyam the Dance of India: Demystified for Global Audience

by Jayanthi Raman View author's profile page

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Overview
Bharatha Natyam The Dance of India: Demystified for Global Audience provides an overview and explanation of Indian dance for the uninitiated, specifically about the popular classical dance from South India, Bharatha Natyam. This is a thorough book, which has material from the ancient texts on dance simplified for easy understanding. The history, mythology, music system, and rhythmic structure, give the readers a synopsis to understand and appreciate the art. Ranging from topics such as the introduction to the ancient classical dance form of India, the book covers wide range of topics such as the history, mythology, literary works on dance, the concert repertoire, the costumes and jewelry, and the cultural content of the art form in a comprehensive manner which is valuable for readers as an introductory book on this art as well as students and practitioners of the dance. The experiences of the author learning dance in India, teaching dance in the United States and the connect between cultures is presented. A comprehensive book for lay public as well as students and practitioners of any genre of dance.
Description
Ranging from topics such as the introduction to the ancient classical dance form of India, the book covers wide range of topics such as the history, mythology, literary works on dance, the concert repertoire, the costumes and jewelry, and the cultural content of the art form in a comprehensive manner which is valuable for readers as an introductory book on this art as well as students and practitioners of the dance.
About the author
Jayanthi Raman has been performing and teaching Bharatha Natyam for over three decades. Recipient of many awards and honors consistently over the years, she has been referred to as a scholar, cultural treasure, master artist and world-class dancer and is considered the Gold Standard of Indian Dance in the region by the press and her peers. She is has been performing and teaching in Portland, OR. Gaining much of this knowledge from the Gurus of Indian dance as an oral tradition in the Kalakshetra lineage, she has structured the knowledge into a written format. Having the experience of being a cultural ambassador of her art form and culture, Raman has also brought much of the information in this book from research done for her lectures, master classes and workshops presented over the years. Bharatha Natyam The Dance of India: Demystified for Global Audience provides an overview and explanation of Indian dance for the uninitiated, specifically about the popular classical dance from South India, Bharatha Natyam. This is a thorough book, which has material from the ancient texts on dance simplified for easy understanding. The history, mythology, music system, and rhythmic structure, give the readers a synopsis to understand and appreciate the art. The experiences of the author learning dance in India, teaching dance in the United States and the connect between cultures is presented. A comprehensive book for lay public as well as students and practitioners of any genre of dance. For information about the author: www.jayanthiraman.com Get connected: facebook.com/jayanthiramandance Other books by this author: Bharatha Natyam The Dance of India: Grammar and Technique Bharatha Natyam The Dance of India: Choreography for Global Audience Bharatha Natyam The Dance of India: Illustrated Dictionary
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