Classical dances usually start with a flower offering

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Classical dances usually start with a flower offering. Kudiattam- dance form There is a female and male version. Before a dance there is an offering. It makes the dance space sacred. A conk shell sound is a sign of ritual beginning. One of the three primary deities of Hindu. Siva-lord of the 3 worlds Abhinaya
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Unformatted text preview: Mudras-hand gestures Nritta-pure dance The feet are important since they connect to the Earth. Ankle bells are considered sacred. The feet are painted because red is associated with growth. Hand is red too so they are visible from a distance. The dancer mimics the dressage of a bride....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course AAS 212 taught by Professor Koller during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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