Indian Classical Dance

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V. Kaladharan
Towards the end of the 19th century, Mohiniyattam, the traditional dance form of Kerala, went into decline. Then, in the first half of the 20th century, the art form started showing signs of revival, thanks chiefly to the setting up of the Kerala Kalamandalam in 1930. This cultural institution was…
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Siddhi Goel
  Siddhi Goel: दीदी, the word thumri comes from ठुमका and thus contains suggestions of dance. Then, is thumri one genre or two genres? Is it just singing, or both singing and dancing?   Vidya Rao: नैना जी कहती थीं, 'ठुमक के रिझाना', हमेशा यही सुना है. You see there was a time when people were…
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Siddhi Goel
  ‘The variety of dance items and movement patterns within today’s Kathak are witness to its syncreticism - this is not an art form that can be traced to a single origin but a recent and ongoing fusion of a number of north Indian performance traditions.’ - Margaret Walker   Although it is commonly…
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