An introduction to Bharatanatyam
Ancient Indian dance originated from worship, but is also thought to be the direct gift of the Gods themselves. Through more than two millenia of recorded human history, it is possible to trace the spiritual moorings, structure, and characteristics of modern Bharatanatyam, the national dance from of India.
Bharatanatyam commands supreme perfection of movement and depth of emotional expression to convey higher spiritual ideals. Its awareness of the human form and human emotion allows Bharatanatyam to explore the immensity of human expression, and enables us to connect with the divine within ourselves.
Dakshinanatya brings this sacred dance form to Asheville, NC for the first time.
You can learn more about this art by clicking on the following links:
[Click on the names below to learn more about the elements of Bharatanatyam]
Basic Components of Bharatanatyam