The Soul Of Bollywood Dance!!

by : Deepak Rajput

Most Indian dances are based on the treatise Natyashastra by the sage Bharata Muni, which explains the Indian art of acting. Acting or Natya is a broad concept which encompasses both drama and dance.

The Natya Shastra was written by the sage “Bharata Muni" who, it is claimed, was directly inspired by GOD Brahma. The Natya Shastra is incredibly wide in its scope. It consists of minutely detailed precepts for both playwrights and actors. Bharata describes 15 types of drama ranging from one to ten acts. In addition, he lays down principles for stage design, makeup, costume, dance (various movements and gestures), a theory of aesthetics (rasas and bhavas), acting, directing and music, each in individual chapter.

Though its main theme is drama, Natyashastra deals with dance also at considerable length. On one hand, it elaborates various gestures of hands, and on the other, classifies such gestures and movements as either graceful or vigorous; the former, defining the 'lalita' form of dance - 'lasya'; and the latter, its vigorous form 'tandava'. Dance is classified under four categories and into four regional varieties.

The bollywood dances is a jumble of all these gestures and movements, and as per current trend. Hindi film dance steps are easy to learn. If you are a newbie then you can better take bollywood dancing lessons classes from Hindi film dance choreographers or join any classical dance academy/school. It’s easy for you to learn bollywood dance steps if you are a born dancer with the blessing of almighty GOD.

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