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Indian Dance General Resources
Origin of Dancing: This article describes Origin of Dancing. People are dancing from stone age and the article explores evolution of dancing, history of hopscotch, Ballet.
Story of Indian Dancing: Indian dancing is 2000 year old dance tradition of the cultured world. This article explores dancing Siva, Natya Sastra, Mudras, Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri
Classical Dances of India: Indian Classical Dance tradition goes back to 2000 years. This article explores seven classical dances from India Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniattam
Indian Folk Dance Resources
Folk Dances of India: Explore Folk dances from India such as Jawara, Chhau, Dalkhai, Dumhal, Hikat, Namagen, Bhangra, Dhamyal, Bihu, DholCholam, Dandiya, Tera Tali, Padayani, Kargam, Lava
Trance Folk Dance: This article explores trance or spirit type Indian Folk dances such as Bhoota, Jagar, Kanchani Nritya, Bhaktas, Kavadi, Maibi, Teyyam
Social Folk Dances: This page explores Indian Social Folk Dances such as Laddakhi, Gaja Nach, Devar Attam, Kolkali, Jhoria, Kachchi Ghori, Nyida Parik, Chari, Dafla, Dhobi, Kaksar, Hudo, Bhagoria, Tushimig
Seasonal Folk Dances: This page explores Indian Social Folk Dances such as Rayee, Bana, Phagnoi, Churkula, Baa Parab, jadur, Mating, Chaiti Ghoda Nata, Dandia Gair, Loor, Phagun, Dalkhai, Hemant, Madai, Bilma, Jitia, Bhadap, Riju Dune, Namagen
Ritual Folk Dances: This page explores Indian Ritual Folk Dances such asLai Haroba, Karagam, Tendong-faat, Popir, Cheraw, Tirayattam, Jhika-Dasain, Ariba Pala, Lankhon Phuza
Recreational Folk Dances: This page explores Indian Recreational Folk Dances such as Rouf, Kikat,Naati, Tharu, Sayna, Chaufla, Dhimsa, Solakia, Jhamta, Ghoomar, Kalbelia, Tera Taali, Gidda, Chhau
Harvest Folk Dances: This page explores Indian Harvest Folk Dances such as Bihu, Sarhul, Parab, Bhojal, Hajagiri, Dandiya Rasa, Bhangra, Jhumar, Karthi, Kud, Hero Parab, Dhan Nach, Batauli Nach, Tarpa
Game and Martial Folk Dances: This page explores Indian Game and Martial Folk Dances such as Thang-Ta, Kalaripayettu, Kolkali, Parichhamuttumkali, Velakali, Oachirakali, Yatrakali, Silambattam, Paika Nacha, Paikali, Chholia
Drum Folk Dances: This page explores Indian Game and Martial Folk Dances such as Pung Cholam, Ghumra, Dollu Kunita, Warli Dhol, Bhil Dhol, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Tappettai, Dhemali, Tappumelakkali
Ceremonial Folk Dances: This page explores Indian Ceremonial Folk Dances such as Garba, Pata-da Kunita, Dhangar, Karma, Lahaw (Lahoo), Garadi, Suggi Kunita, Naati, Solakia, Dandia Gair, Ronkhla
Boys and Girls Folk Dances: This page explores Indian Ceremonial Folk Dances such as Gotipua, Sattriya, Tharuha. Indian Dance School by Gauri Jog teaches many Indian Folk dances.
Kathak Dance Resources
Overview of Kathak Dance: Kathak is a major Classical Dance from India. Kathak means telling a story. Indian Dance School by Gauri Jog is a premier dance school imparting training in Kathak in north America.
Kathak History and Gharanas: Kathak is a major dance from India. Kathak means telling a story. There are three major styles in Kathak Lucknow, Banaras and Jaipur. Gauri Jog teaches Kathak in Chicago area and online.
History of Kathak: Kathak dates back to Vedik times. when epics of Rigveda, Mahabharata and Ramayana were composed. Indian Dance School explores history of Kathak - a major Classical Dance from India.
Kathak Jaipur Gharana: The Jaipur Gharana of Kathak was developed in the courts of the Kachchwaha kings of Jaipur in Rajasthan. Here is the emphasis is on complex and powerful footwork, multiple spins
Kathak Terms & Mudras: Hasta Mudras or Hand Gestures are indispensable part of Indian Classical Dance Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi Mohiniattam. Gauri Jog of Indian Danec School explains each of them.
Technical Terms in Kathak Dance: Gauri Jog explores major terms used in Indian Classical Dance Kathak, Bharatnatyam such as Amad, Dadra, Chaturang, Kavit, Toda, Palte, Padhant, Laya, Salami, Tatkar, Tehai, Thaat, Tukda, Upang, Thumri
Basic Positions in Kathak - Overview: This page explores basic feet positions in Indian Classical Dance Kathak Bharatnatyam Kuchipudi Odissi such as Naman, Utpati, Palat, Sthira, Suchita, Samataal, Pravah, Anjuri
Basic Feet Positions in Kathak Dance: This page explores basic feet positions in Indian Classical Dance Kathak Bharatnatyam Kuchipudi Odissi such as Naman, Utpati, Palat, Sthira, Suchita, Samataal, Pravah, Anjuri
Ornamental Feet Positions in Kathak Dance: This page explores ornamental feet positions in Indian Classical Dance Kathak Bharatnatyam Kuchipudi Odissi such as Pravah, Lavashika, Swaggat, Anjuri, Matang, Umang, Dhvaja, Ardhaanga
Circle Feet Positions in Kathak: This page explores ornamental feet positions in Indian Classical Dance Kathak Bharatnatyam Kuchipudi Odissi such as Pheri, Baddhapheri, Muktapheri, Pavanpheri, Ardhapheri
Wrist Positions: This page explores wrist positions in Indian Classical Dance Kathak Bharatnatyam Kuchipudi Odissi such as Chapal Kalaas, Thirkan, Jalbhramari, Mridanga, Kavach, Paltaa,
Concept of Nayak And Nayikas in Kathak Dance: An important feature of the Nritya aspect of Kathak dance is the Nayak-Nayika Bheda, or the distinction between the male and the female characters.Gauri Jog explains.
Types of Nayikas in Kathak Dance: Gauri Jog explains types of female characters in Kathak Bharatnatyam dance such as Vasakasajja, Svadhinabhartrika, Kalabantarita, Virahotkanthita, Khandita, Vipralabdha etc
How Gods & Goddesses are depicted in Kathak Dance: Hindu gods and goddesses like Vishnu and Lakshmi, Rama and Sita, Krishna and Radha are all depicted in classical Indian dances such as Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam.