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International Dance Day 2020: From Yakshagana to Sattriya, watch the traditional dance forms in India [PICS]
Celebrated annually on April 29, the International Dance Day spreads the need of encouraging the participation and education in dance through various events.
How can the lockdown days be depressing and ideal when you can dance out exuberantly to the loud music?
Pump up the volume on this International Dance Day, and you will bring out that latent Michael Jackson and Hrithik Roshan in you!
International Dance Day 2020
Celebrated annually on April 29, the International Dance Day, also known as World Dance Day is organized by the International Dance Council (CID).
The day primarily focuses on encouraging participation and education in dance through various events and festivals held across the globe. The events for the day are organized every year by UNESCO.
Popular Styles of Dance
Many different styles of dance forms exist in the world with its own unique way of performance along with its peculiar music, song, instruments, and dance steps.
From facial expressions to costumes to stage presence, each of these dance varieties stand differentiated from one another. A few among the popular styles in the world dance stage are contemporary, jazz, ballet dance, hip-hop, freestyle, classical, tap dance, tango, Viennese waltz, samba, paso doble, and many more.
On this year’s World Dance Day, we would like to bring you the different traditional classical dance forms across our country:
Bharatnatyam (Tamil Nadu)
Staged by one performer, this popular dance form in South India involves transitional movements of the leg, hip, and arm along with the expressive eye movements, facial expressions, and hand gestures that are used to convey emotions. Mrinalini Sarabhai, Padma Subrahmanyam, Mallika Sarabhai are few renowned Bharatnatyam artists in the country.
Mohiniyattam or dance of Mohini (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) is the classical solo dance form of Kerala. Adorned in beautiful white dressed embroidered with broad kasavu borders, the Mohiniyattam usually contains slow dance movements. Kathakali is another important theatre-dance form in Kerala. Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma and Smitha Rajan are two exponents in this dance kind.
Although not a classical dance form, Yakshagana, like Kathakali is a major theatre form of Karnataka. Performed with massive headgears, elaborate facial make-up and vibrant costumes and ornaments, the Yakshagana, usually played by a troop of artists, is a temple art form depicting mythological stories and Puranas. Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga are the folk dance forms of the state.
Siddakatte Chennappa Shetty, Chittani Ramachandra Hegde, and Naranappa Uppoor are noted Yakshagana artists.
Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh)
Named after a village in the state, Kuchipudi has a very long tradition of dance-drama. It was known under the generic name of Yakshagaana. Costumes, ornaments, and jewelry, are similar to Bharatnatyam and occupies an important place. Sobha Naidu, Swapnasundari, Yamini Reddy are a few among the renowned dancers.
Kathak (North India)
A major dance form across Northern India, Kathak is characterized by swift movements of the solo artist, at times with a partner. The only dance form with the Hindustani music, a Kathak dancer works more on footwork; the movements skillfully controlled and performed straight-legged by wearing ankle-bells (ghungroo). Birju Maharaj and Gauri Shankar Devilal are well known Kathak maestros in the country.
The state dance form of Odisha, Odissi usually involves themes on incarnations of Lord Vishnu and verses of Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda. A soft dance backed by soothing lyrics, Odissi hares similar mudras and expressions to Bharatanatyam, although the costumes and ornaments differ. Chhau is another popular dance form in the state. Sonal Mansingh, Gangadhar Pradhan, Chitra Krishnamurti are popular Odissi dancers.
Introduced in the 15th century A.D by the Vaishnava saint and reformer of Assam, Sankaradeva, Sattriya is regarded among the oldest forms of dances in India. The name arrives from the religious character and association with the Sattras (Vaishnava maths or monasteries). Ranjumoni and Rinjumoni Saikia are well known Sattriya artists.
This dance in Manipur is associated with rituals and traditional festivals. It often takes references to the dances of Shiva and Parvati and other gods and goddesses involved in the creation of the universe. Unlike other dance forms, the Manipuri dancers do not wear ankle bells while performing. Guru Bipin Singha, the pioneer in the field is called the “Father of Manipuri Dance and style.”
In addition to these classical dance forms, India has a rich heritage of folk dances and other theatre forms performed in front of temples and during other such rituals.
Celebrating International Dance Day online
On the occasion of International Dance Day, several dancers from across the country will be a part of an online celebration marking the event. Youth Dance Video 2020 is a message to celebrate and revel in this art form. Shristi Center of Performing Arts and Institute of Dance Therapy will be celebrating International Dance Day online on April 29, as it takes the audiences through through a session on the contribution of dancers in India, dance therapy and more.
Province / District
- Date and time of the event: 29th April 2020 at 12:00 am
- Venue: Nagaon, Assam, India
Panigaon Chaiali in front of the Namghar
- Title of event: World Dance Day 2020 Celebration, Quarantine period special
- Organizer: Sutradhaar, An Institute for Performing Arts
- Participants: Students of Sutradhaar
- Description-Program: The video is made on the occasion of World Dance Day 2020 Celebration by collecting various video clips of Sutradhaar’s students during lockdown period and edited at home.
- Contact details:
Dance e-pathsala Sutradhaar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJhUvVLEi0g
Postal address: Panigaon Chaiali in front of the Namghar
Move it.Shake it.Rock it the BOLLYWOOD way
To celebrate the International dance day this year I’m inviting you to join me for one month of free BollyArobix online class
When: Every Friday 630-7pm IndianStandardTime (GMT+5:30hrs)
Class will be conducted over Zoom
It’s for women only and will be a closed group.
30mins of cardio workout which will help you burn 300calories or more.
Please reply to me if you’d like to be a part of the dance class. If you want to extend the invitation to a friend or family member please share their number with me
Lots of love
Yours In Dance
In the current times, more of evil and unrighteousness is seen all around. People are seen in constant fight / rift for some or other reasons. Level of trust has come down. If we look back to history, whenever such situations arise, the Supreme Power will descend to Earth to protect mankind from evil, emphasizing on righteousness and trust. In light of COVID-19, nations are commenting on each other to gain supremacy keeping aside the wellbeing of mankind. Chose to share this short video to reinstate the history and how the Supreme Lord has descended across ages to destroy evil and establish virtue.
Lord Sri Krishna in his incarnation, taught several lessons and inspired many. In the video I tried to depict two such incidents – one on protection of everyone around him and upon seeking his refuge. Other incident is related to the Battle of Kurukshetra which is strategized and driven by him.
To continue with the same mood, concluded the video with 2 verses from Sri Bhagavad Gita where in Lors Sri Krishna narrates when and how he will descend to Earth to destroy evil and establish virtue and righteourness.
Along with the v ideo, also included the lyrics and synopsis for ease of understanding.
Name: Sivapriya Ganti
CID membership ID: 28517
Portraying UNESCO Value: Culture of Peace
Artists celebrate International Dance Day in Banaras
Despite the lockdown the artists in Banaras made sure to celebrate International Dance Day.The artists performed from their home and shared it on their social media account.
World Dance Day 2020
Performer – Dimple Rathore
WISHING HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
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