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"Navarasas", the nine emotions of Indian classical dance which are essential in performance.

Navarasa Indian dance forms typically showcase 9 basic emotions of humans called Navarasa, nava for 9 and rasa for “something that is experienced, i.

Bharatanatyam Dancer                                                       …

14 Signs You're A Bharatnatyam Dancer

Indian Classical Dance- Bharatnaym

One of the most ANCIENT dance forms performed today is BHARATANATYAM a classical Indian dance form which is originated in the southern Indian state of Tamilnadu . BHARATANATYAM is recognised for its elegance,purity,tenderness and sculptural poses.

Ghungroos or shalangai - ankle bells - are one of the most precious possesions of an Indian Classical Dancer. They complement your every step, every motion on stage - they can be loud, thunderous, and joyful, or as soft as a breeze.  These the bells that I wore for my rangapravesham, or solo dance performance back in 2009. They are, by far, my favorite pair.

Ghungroo/Shalangai - the bells Indian dancers wear on their feet. Its either a bright silver or a lightly toasted brown.

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The Nava Rasa, The Nine Emotions of Indian Classical Dance, by Odissi Dancer AuroTejas Hemsell, Shakti Dance School, Photography by Randy Poe

The Nava Rasa, The Nine Emotions of Indian Classical Dance, by Odissi Dancer AuroTejas Hemsell, Shakti Dance School, Photography by Randy Poe