Bharatanatyam - Indian classical dance

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Bharatanatyam - Indian classical dance

Uploaded: September 13, 2007


It is the most ancient of all the classical dance forms in India, which are based on Natya Shastra, the Bible of the classical Indian dance. This popular South Indian dance form called Bharatanatyam is a 20th century reconstruction of Cathir, the art of temple
dancers. Cathir in turn, is derived from ancient dance forms.

The word Bharata, some believe, signifies the author of the famous Sanskrit treatise on stagecraft, called NatyaShastra, and the word Bharatanatyam is sometimes given a folk etymology as follows:Bha for Bhava or abhinaya and expression, Ra for raga or melody, and Ta for tala or rhythm.

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Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/10, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 105mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL


Paul E. Earl September 13, 2007

Terrific MT image! Wonderful background information! #737717

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 13, 2007

Cool shot for the MT, Vishal! #4788612

Carol Sawyer September 14, 2007

Wonderful MT image, Vishal! #4788919

Glenn E. Urquhart September 14, 2007

Really like the soft color and lighting, tones... A Very Beautiful and Pleasing Composition (and History) Vishal!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4790156

Melissa G. Meiselman September 14, 2007

Terrific in performance capture with dazzling color and wonderful motion effects, Vishal! #4790436

Sandra R. Alvey September 14, 2007

Fantastic Color Vishal! Hope you submitted it for the MT!!

Sandi #4790983

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 14, 2007

Fantastic for the monthly and appreciated the info, Vishai. Have a nice week-end. #4791963

Jennifer L. Alder September 14, 2007

A FANTASTIC MT entry, Vishal!
This is just perfect!
:) #4791987

Angela Azzinnaro September 14, 2007

GREAT monthly theme entry Vishal!!!
WONDERFUL lighting & colors!! #4792408

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe September 14, 2007

Great colors and sense of motion, Vishal. #4792822

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 15, 2007

gorgeous Vishal! great for MT!!! #4793021

Rahul Sharma September 15, 2007

Very nice shot Vishal... #4793248

Vishal Sharma September 16, 2007

Thank you all for your appreciating comments! #4800844

Holly Shao September 17, 2007

Beautiful and interesting capture, Vishal! Love the motion.

Holly #4802792

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