Bharatanatyam originated in southern India in the state of Tamilnadu. It started as a temple dance tradition called Dasiyattam (the dance of the maid-servants) 2000 years ago and is perhaps the most advanced and evolved dance form of all the classical Indian dance forms.
The name Bharatanatyam is a simple derivation from the four most important aspects of dance (in Sanskrit). These are: Bha from Bhava meaning emotion, Ra from Raaga meaning music or melody, Ta from Taala meaning rhythm and Natyam meaning dance. Thus Bharatanatyam is the dance that encompasses music, rhythm and expressional dance or Abhinaya and strictly adheres to the Natyashastra (the scripture of classical Indian dance). This dance style is characterised by a linear form of the body without any pronounced movement of the upper body and linear spatial patterns, which make the dance form extremely dynamic and powerful.
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dhurjati (2709) 2006-12-12 4:39
So you are back with your posts!This is really wonderful.The dark b/g and the bright red "Sari" of the dancer really fits wonderfully.The ornaments and the pose of the dancer is also well captured.What is most impressive to me is the facial expression of the dancer..aha the smile!
Very informative note of this old art of India.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-12-12 4:43
For a stage shot, this is just about perfect. The colours are accentuated by the pitch black BG. A real eye catcher.
jaja1970 (1304) 2006-12-12 4:54
Wonderful picture. A brilliant job.
Colors, light and pov are perfect.
thea0211 (1365) 2006-12-12 5:04
beautiful scene: great colors, detail, lighting and good POV!
summersun (4978) 2006-12-12 5:39
very good catch and timing !
I like the bright colors of her outfit, the movement and her expression, natural smile.
ahmetgedikli (25546) 2006-12-12 7:42
Very nice portrait, great colours and beautiful girl. Fantastic costume. Good work.
Greetings from Türkiye.
anesugur (18789) 2006-12-12 8:26
This is really nice picture.
Superb sharp and clear composition with beautiful colors.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
bhorerpakhi (559) 2006-12-12 8:46
This pix does full justice to ur semi pro status. The face and pose is flawless, brings out the Indian dance form at its best.
thaprem (2554) 2006-12-12 9:51
A fantastic one here...
Shobana is a impressive dancer, true heritage from her late aunt Padhmini, who was also an Cine actress of yesteryears...
The moment is never lost here...So much perfect shot..
I would have liked to know the metrics & technicality of this exceptional shot.
Graal (99462) 2006-12-13 2:22
good captured a moment, fine dynamic pose. I like the colours and beautiful costume of woman, well composition also. Well done.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-12-13 3:25
Beautiful capture of fast moving dance.Lovely expression.TFS
Angshu (56454) 2006-12-13 4:15
A difficult shot I presume, going by my experiences of capturing dancers on camera...you've done very well here, with her pose just beautiful, as is her radiant face. Stunning against the black BG.
sunilshukla (844) 2006-12-16 3:14
A pro shot Anjan with the details and colors that u hav been able 2 achieve. Note is informative also.
photographer123 (6246) 2006-12-17 11:12
good shot with perfect timing,wonderful exposer with vibrant color...best wishes..subir
partha (14020) 2006-12-24 10:30
Excellent capture,Wonderful body language. VCaptured at the right moment. The black background works well.
Quentin (5280) 2006-12-27 11:23
This is an excellent shot ! The light is very beautiful on the
subject and you well catch the movement of these dancer. I like
her expression a lot. Good job
quillo (11850) 2006-12-28 6:56
Hi Anjan, a very dynamic and aesthetic picture, the pose of the dancer in the scene is precious, the color and the definition I am very good, the result of the work likes. Congratulations.
Regards from Spain.
jrj (34841) 2007-02-02 5:50
Very good shot of this dancer Anjan. Great crop and a top result. Perfect black background to really study and enjoy the details of the woman. Good work.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-02-05 5:46
A very nice dance photo in this dark atmpshere, the pose is full of grace and she stands out of the darkness in a very nice way. framing is tight but right.
Have a nice day,
Dragonheart (8414) 2007-02-10 8:54
This one is an excellent shot. Excellent timing and well caught the expression on the face of the dancer. Also like the dark background giving good contrast.
Thanks for sharing
prumod (8300) 2007-04-14 13:54
nice shot at right time... you captured a good posture...
and very relevant note...
(this is nice actress sobhana... who won urvasi award once... and great dancer too... dedicated her life to dance!)
japiey (10163) 2007-05-12 16:09
You have made Shobhana's dance tune into your frame wonderfully...
Her expressions are fantastic here...
I'm a great fan of hers...