Equinox India ~ Contemporary Experiences in an Ancient Land

Dance like a God

Tanjore has been a hub of much culture in this region. A long period of economic prosperity and a stable political power allowed the arts to flourish and gain new heights in this region. One such artform is Bharatnatyam. Bharatnatyam is a classical dance from that replicates the Tandava, dance of the supreme deity Shiva. Once a sacred danceform that was only performed in the inner sanctum sactorium of temples to appease the deities. To introduce you to this art form we present an intimate performance with a professional dancer. We start with a small pooja ceremony. The best place to experience this is in a temple which is adorned with the 11th century statues depicting the art form.

The Dancer will explain the finer nuances of Bharatanatyam. Explain how it is not just a dance form but a part a larger fabric that combines, music, dance, spirituality and tradition. This could also throw some light on the age old Guru-Shishya (student-teacher) tradition.

For someone who wishes to delve deeper in the subject of dance teraditions in India we can also organise visit to diferent institutes where students learn these ancient art forms.

For more information visit http://www.equinoxtravelindia.com