The Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance
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Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Gesture Language Of The Hindu Dance at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by B. Blom, New York. Description: xviii, pages: illustrations ; 27 cm. La Danse Hindoue = The Hindu Dance Paperback – January 1, by Usha Chatterji (Author), Manah Garreau-Dombasle (Translator) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, "Please retry" Author: Usha Chatterji. Hand gestures in Indian dance In Indian dance, every hand gesture has a symbolic value and a precise meaning. These gestures are called 'mudra', Sanskrit word (language of the old Hindu texts) meaning "sign" or "seal". The ancient instruments used to seal (rings, stamps) were called mudras.

  The language of gesture is an eloquent one. However, gurus warn us, these gestures acquire meaning only when we produce them with feeling. That .   The language of gesture depends for its meaning on the cultural environment in which it evolves. True, many gestures listed in the ancient treatises have survived in classical dance . “For Sakti the basic gesture of life is dance. So, there is the dance of the cosmos and the different choreography of deities, semi-divine figures and his family all coming together in his works. But mudra, the gestural vocabulary used in imagery, dance, and yoga, can help. With root meanings in a verb that can signify cleansing and purification as well as satisfaction and delight, mudra is.

  Bharatanatyam, one of the eight Indian classical dance forms, is considered to be the oldest and most widely performed; and it goes back several millennia. In fact, if you have the chance to visit the ancient Hindu temples in South India, you will notice that some of the wall reliefs depict dancers in bharatanatyam poses. Broadly, these correspond to the allegro and adagio of the European tradition. Secondly, over the centuries, the gesture has been developed into a complex language, in some cases deviating far from the natural gesture to become a symbolic code. Bharata Natya> Bharata Natya is essentially solo for a . In the Hindu texts on dance, the guru and the artists successfully express the spiritual ideas by paying attention to four aspects of a performance: Angik (gestures and body language), Vachik (song, recitation, music and rhythm), Aharya (costume, make up, jewelry), and Satvik (artist's mental disposition and emotional connection with the story. A mudra (/ m u ˈ d r ɑː / (); Sanskrit: मुद्रा, IAST: mudrā, "seal", "mark", or "gesture"; Tibetan: ཕྱག་རྒྱ་, THL: chakgya,) is a symbolic or ritual gesture or pose in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. While some mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. As well as being spiritual gestures employed in the iconography and.