In other words, what the dancer is doing, how the dancer looks, and what are the accompanying sounds. Bharatanatyam, a pre-eminent Indian classical dance form presumably the oldest classical dance heritage of India is regarded as mother of many other Indian classical dance forms. Bharatanatyam is usually performed with the knees of the dancers bent. Malini Srinivasan and Dancers is a group committed to presenting new works stemming from and expanding the tradition and technique of Bharatanatyam, the classical dance from south India. This is followed by turning of the conceived as the base of one triangle and the waist as the imaginary apex of an reinforce this by forming other triangles on either side-the extended arm Karanas - Karanas are the 108 key transitional movements that punctuate Bharatanatyam and other classical Indian dances. Other courses A living and breathing dance theater tradition, Bharata Natyam explores both timeless human concerns and timely complexities of life. Bharatanatyam recitals also have a pantomime section, where the hands use gestures to tell the story, and facial expressions are used to convey the mood. The sari is cut and tailored to make a costume that comprises a graceful trouser-like garment to give the legs free to move. Like other lasya forms, bharatanatyam also combines the expressive abhinaya mime with pure nrttadance. feet sideways which is known as the 'Kalai tiruppudal' in Tamil. google_color_bg="F3F1EC";