Hastas or Hasta Mudras are an integral part of Bharatanatyam, where stories are brought to life through intricate hand gestures combined with beautiful facial expressions and dynamic movements. There are 52 Hasta Mudras which are divided into 28 single handed gestures or Asamyuta Hastas and 24 double Handed gestures or Samyuta Hastas. These Hastas are used […]
“The Art of Storytelling through Dance” Pushpanjali Dance Company uses storytelling techniques from the ancient and traditional classical dance form Bharatanatyam where intricate hand gestures, beautiful facial expressions and graceful dance movements bring stories to life. Storytelling is a popular performing art in India. Each region has developed its own style and tradition of story […]
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In India dance is an inseparable component of the cultural fabric of society. Dance is an expression of celebration and joy and is performed on all auspicious occasions. The general festive ethos of different communities and regions in India change with different occasions like the harvest of crops, weddings and various festivals. Tracing through the […]
The music and costumes were very imaginative and I liked the way the dancers expressedthemselves without words!
The joint effort was most impressivethe blend between eastern classical and an age old traditional tale was cleverly exploited.I loved it.
The performance was a wonderful interpretation,which breathed new life into this well loved traditional tale.The choreography was superb and the dancers told the story in such a dynamic waythat it mesmerised myself and my 3 children aged 3, 7 and 9!
Snow White helped us to learn about Indian culture – I felt like I was in India I didn’t know about that sort of dancing – it made me want to learn more It was clever how they used dancing to speak the music and costumes were very imaginative I really enjoyed the interaction […]