|Classical Dances of india
The origin of all the Classical dances can be traced to Bharat's Natyashastra. Dances convey a story or a theme by various fixed gestures. There are nine rasas or emotions depicted through these dances namely hasya (happiness), krodha (anger), bhibatsa (disgust), bhaya (fear), viram (courage), karuna (compassion), adbhuta (wonder) and shanta (serenity).
Nritta (the rhythmic elements), nritya (the combination of rhythm and expression) and natya (the dramatic element) are the three forms of Classical Dances. The Classical dances are based on mythological folklore of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Dancers depict specific emotions while performing, as the emotions are a perfect medium to make the audience share the passion of the performer. In some dances, the dancers wear a garland of flowers (gajras) on their hair; mehndi is applied on hands and aalta on feet.
India is a home of many Classical dances. Each dance depicts the distinguished culture, religion and set of beliefs of a particular region.
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