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There are many things that are unique to Indian dance styles and make it stand out among the different genres of dance styles thankfully. One of the outstanding features of Indian classical dances are the hand movements also called the Mudras. These are the hand gestures that are used to communicate different things during a dance performance hence part of something that is almost comparable to a sign language. The word mudra is derived from Sanskrit and literally means “to delight in” which implies the pleasure that it produces in the performer and the audience since they can be used to make dance postures aesthetically pleasing apart from being used to convey or symbolize something. Mudras are also used in yoga to aid in the channeling of one’s energy.

Parts of Indian Classical Dance: Nritta and Abhinaya

Indian classical dance has two parts: the technical part is called Nritta and the theatrical part is called Abhinaya which uses facial expressions and mudras to effectively communicate a story to the audience. Hence each Mudra is used to represent a specific thing/feeling/theme; for example, the mudra alapadma is used to represent a lotus flower while the mudra tripathaka can be used to represent a tree. In addition, they are employed to represent Gods and people along with different emotions and experiences, most often used to portray tales from Hindu mythology since all Indian classical dance styles are sacred art forms connecting the dancer with the divine. Mudras are not only used in Indian classical dance; they can be incorporated into Bollywood choreography.

Correct execution of the Mudras

The execution of the mudras is very important since representing them well not only makes the dance visually appealing, it helps you add a touch of originality to your dance routines and adds that classical flavor to your Bollywood choreography making it an excellent tool to promote Indian culture. Of course, doing your mudras well speaks of your classical dance training which shows off when you perform Bollywood dance. Our favorite Bollywood dancers all have classical dance training, something that is evident when they dance owing to the perfection of their technique, neat execution of different styles as well as the structure and lines of the dance routines.

If you want to learn how to tell a story with the mudras and know more about these beautiful hand movements, write to us at bollynaline@gmail.com or visit our webpage www.dancewithvini.com.

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