NILESH SINGHA : FOUNDER / DIRECTOR – SHIVOHAM INSTITUTE OF PERFORMING ARTS. A CLASSICAL DANCER (BHARATNATYAM EXPONENT) & ART PROMOTER
DANCE — IS A WAY OF COMMUNICATING OR KNOWING , ITS A SERIES OF STEPS OR MOVEMENTS TAKEN OR DONE ON MUSIC. THIS SESSION WILL HELP YOU ALL KNOW THE VARIOUS INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL DANCES , ALONG WITH INDIAN & WESTERN FOLK DANCES OF THE WORLD .HIGHLIGHTING ON THE 9 BASIC EMOTIONS OR ” NAVARASA ” & HOW WE EXPERIENCE THESE IN DAY TO DAY LIFE .DANCER FOR OVER ALL DEVELOPMENT OF KIDS & WHY IS IT IMP FOR THE KIDS.THIS SESSION HELPS US UNDERSTAND HOW DANCE HELPS US TO EXPRESS, STAY FIT, RELEASE STRESS, MENTALLY FIT , GIVES HOPE.
Indian classical dance or ‘Shastriya Devesh’ is an umbrella term for various performance arts rooted in religious Hindu musical theatre styles, whose theory and practice can be traced to the Sanskrit text Natya Shastra.
PURPOSE OF DANCE CAN BE DIFFERENT BUT WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT IS TO DANCE.
DANCE TO………….FEEL ALIVE
DANCE TO …………..EMOTE
DANCE TO …………..CREATE
DANCE TO …………..FEEL ENLIGHTENED
DANCE TO …………..FEEL THE PAIN
DANCE TO …………..FEEL LIFE
DANCE TO …………..BE LIFE.
The number of classical dances range from eight to more, depending on the source and scholar. The Sangeet Natak Academy recognizes eight – Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Sattriya, Manipuri and Mohiniyattam. Scholars such as Drid Williams add Chhau, Yakshagana and Bhagavata Mela to the list. Additionally, the Indian Ministry of Culture includes Chhau in its classical list. These dances are traditionally regional, all of them include music and recitation in local language or Sanskrit, and they represent a unity of core ideas in a diversity of styles, costumes and expression. At present officially there are 9 classical dances in India.