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Indian Classical Dances
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Elements
Bhavas
Appearance
Hasta Mudra
Hand Gestures
The Navarasas
Styles
Gesture & Posture
Feet in Dance
Technique
Rasa
Movements
Qualities & Performances
Contact

INTRODUCTION

Indian Classical Dance constitutes of many different elements. Elements are of utmost importance. These elements are more or less same for each and every Indian Classical Dance. Almost all of the Indian Classical Dances follow and inculcate these elements. No dance is complete without these elements. The dancer mentions many earthly things like eating, drinking, receiving a gift, and holding a book and many other different things with the help of his different body movements. So the dancer has to make himself aware regarding these movements, create his own vocabulary of actions and movements and assimilate them in his or her own choreography so that the viewer could easily understand the meaning of these movements easily. For this the dancer should be aware of the elements in Indian Classical Dance.

The elements are listed below :-

1. Appearance 2. Bhavas 3. Feet in Dance 4. Gesture Posture 5. Hand Gesture 6. Hastra Mudra 7. Movements 8. Navarasas 9. Quality Performance 10. Rasa 11. Styles 12. Techniques