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Abhinavagupta

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.

(c.975–1025)

Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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abhinaya

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music — Theatre.

Expression of a sentiment or mood through action and gesture; acting in the overall sense. Abhinaya is expressed through anubhāva,

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adagio

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Indian Music — Music.

A composition atadagio tempo. A famous example is that written for str by *Barber (1938). A

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Balasaraswati

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Dance.

(Tanjore Balasaraswati; born 13 May 1918 in Madras, died 9 February 1984 in Madras), Indian dancer.

Balasaraswati was

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Balgandharva

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music — Theatre.

His real name was Narayanrao Shripad Rajhans. In 1955, he received the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award, and

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Bayadère, La

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Dance — Music — Dance.

A 19th-cent. term used in some Western countries for some forms of Indian dance, including the dance of the Devadasis.

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Bhāgavata

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music — Hinduism — Religious Studies.

1 A term widely applied to Vaiṣṇavas (i.e. devotees of Viṣṇu and Kṛṣṇa) of all traditions.

2 The name

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Bhama kalapam

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Theatre.

A famous story from the Mahabharata used widely in stage art forms. SeeBhāgavata Mela Nāṭaka, 5.

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bhand

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Theatre.

A traditional theatrical form of Kashmir, popularly calledBhānḍ-pathar or Bhānḍ-jashn. Pathar means a play, and jashn, a festival.

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Bharata Muni

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Hinduism — Indian Music.

The name of the legendary sage and mythical first ‘actor’ to whom ‘The Drama Manual’ (Nāṭyaśāstra) is ascribed.

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Bharata Nāṭyam

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Hinduism — Indian Music — Dance.

The most widely practised and the most popular classical dance form of south India. Bharata Nāṭyam, in itspresent form,

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Bhavāi

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music.

A folk theatrical form of Rajasthan. It was initiated by the Jāts. Some scholars consider it as a form of

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Bipin Singh

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Dance.

(known as Guru Bipin Singh; born 23 August 1919 in Silhat, Assam), Indian dancer, choreographer, and teacher.

Born into a

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Birju Mahārāj

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Indian Music.

(born 4 February 1938 in Lucknow), Indian dancer and choreographer.

Maharaj represents the seventh generation of the family that originated

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castanets

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Indian Music — Music.

A percussion instrument, castanets consist of two shell-shaped pieces of hardwood or synthetic material that are joined in pairs, one

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chhau

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Dance — Theatre.

A group of dances performed mainly in the adjacent areas of Mayurbhanj district of north Orissa, Singhbum district of south

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classical

Overview page. Subjects: Performing Arts — Indian Music — Music — Music.

In Indian music, the term broadly refers to music based on rāgas and performed as per the rules laid down

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Deshpande, P. L.

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music — Theatre.

He lived in Mumbai for many decades. He was a Fellow of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi since 1979,

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Durgalal

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Dance.

(born 9 September 1948 in Mahendragarh, Rajasthan; died 31 January 1990), Indian dancer and teacher.

Durgalal was trained in

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ensemble

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music — Music.

French term for a combination of performers, usually small in size, meant for a concert. The group will not be

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