Laure Garcin (French; 1896–1978)
Marins = Sailors
Oil on canvas, 1931
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France; © Musée des Beaux-Arts – Mairie de Bordeaux; photo: L. Deval / F. Gauthier

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  • Bharata Natyam is a classical Indian dance form originating in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.This dance form denotes various 19th and 20th century reconstructions of Sadir, the art of temple dancers. Sadir in turn, is derived from ancient dance forms that includes some acrobatic Karanas (Dance poses) . Bharata Natyam is usually accompanied by Carnataka Sangeetham ( South Indian classical music). It has its inspirations from the sculptures of the ancient temple of Chidambaram, the temple of Hindu God Shiva ( Nataraja). BharataNatyam, as the name depicts is the combination of expression,  music ,rhythm & dance in Tamil.
  • Bharata Natyam is known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses. Today, it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by male and female dancers all over the world.

Performing the Bharata Natyam dance

  • Every movement of Bharata natyam dance is unique and dynamic, having its own originality. Every movement of dancer is rhythmic caused as the result of simultaneous stamping of the feet, jump, pirouettes, and positions where the knees touch the floor forming a sophisticated pattern. 
  • The main feature of Bharata natyam is that the dancer tends to make beautiful straight lines or triangles as like geometrical angles. The dancer makes different weaves of a series. 
  • The dance form is always performed with knees of dancers bent. The artist will always make the movements of his/her body in the form of triangles. 
  • The step of the dance demands maintenance of equilibrium of body weight and lower limbs. Another special feature of Bharatanatyam is the movements of the eyes, which harmonize and emphasize the body movements. Bharatanatyam costumes for women bear close resemblance to the traditional Indian sari. 

Attire worn in the dance

  • The attire used in Bharata natyam makes use of different combinations of dresses stitched with each other. This customized ethnic wear help to dancer easy to wear, and flawless steps.
  •  The special costume there many plated pieces, colorful and zari borders involved which enhance dancer’s beauty. 
  • The most necessary part in Bharata natyam costume is the pair of anklets (salangai in Tamil, ghungroo in Hindi). The anklets make rhythmic sound while dancer hit their feet at the floor. These anklets made dace audible.
  •  Dancer make up also plays crucial role to enhance the physical appeal. The dancer puts on red dye on finger tips, circle on palm and lines in feet. Applying the balanced make up will eventually make everything look more attractive. 

Bharatanatyam is supplied by background carnatic music style. Music is composed for dance items integrate rhythmic patterns (talas) and melodies (ragas) which would otherwise gel with the theme of dance.