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Unformatted text preview: One woman dancing for 4 or more hours. Transitions from one move to the next are rigid. Has great precision: hits the same movements the same way every time. Juru: teachers of classical Indian dance. Faster than Odissi. Odissi is softer and more feminine. More use of space than in Odissi. More facial expression. Murdungham: drum style. Classical dances are supported by royalty or aristocracy. Content is religious and also about stories that reinforce the patriarchal worldview. Kathak: Delhi, India. Bols: Rythymic syllables. He wears more bells than anyone else. Solo, but sometimes a duet with a man or woman. Lots of turning and footwork. Drummer playing “tabla”. Mahabharata: war story. Ramayana: Story of Rama and Sita [wife] where Rama saves Sita....
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- Spring '08
- Krishna, Rama, Bharata Natyam Odissi, Bharata Natyam Odissi Manipuri