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As with any Indian classical art form, it’s always wonderful to see the audience as well as the dancer. This particular style of bharatanatyam (melattur style) was heavily influenced by kuchipudi and you can tell it’s more dramatic than what you might be used to seeing. In fact, for a better idea of this style check out Sridevi Nrithyalaya’s youtube channel because they have some amazing clips of their dance dramas. They produce incredible dancers so it’s definitely worth checking out. 

I also love that this is not on a stage. It just feels different somehow.