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IDance Erika K. Gabby O. A415. Introduction Unlike many forms of modernization that may clash with tradition, new styles of dance in India are blending.

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1 iDance Erika K. Gabby O. A415

2 Introduction Unlike many forms of modernization that may clash with tradition, new styles of dance in India are blending surprisingly easily with older forms. This is mostly because each dancer has their own idea of what is modern. Some believe modern simply means breaking away from the usual ritualistic dances. for instance, all sources of classical Indian dance came from the Natya Shastra (the 5th Veda). Many modern dances choose to stray from the traditional stories of the Rig Veda because they find other ideas more appealing. However, even though the dance has changed, the stage outfits are kept the same. Others think of modern dance as a kind of western street dancing. These kinds of dances are usually more like hip-hop with less extraordinary costumes. Another reason for the little amount of tension is that the father of modern Indian dance, Uday Shankar, appreciated all styles of dance. He thought of modern dance as a mix between old and new that would lead to a more personal expression. Because everyone envisions their own balance of classic and modern dance, there is not much conflict between the two.

3 Traditional Indian Dancing A traditional ritual That illustrates a poem called Rhythm of the Dance. The Poem talks about how small Wonders of the world may Be gone in a second. Classical dancing at the 15th Triennial Conference (2008) in New Delhi during Cultural Evening (1:53) A short video of a more traditional dance in older Bollywood http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=3_pR9mUF3Xw

4 Modern (Westernized) Indian Dancing A classic Indian temple dance style that started Over 2000 years ago in Southern India. The company doing this Dance is also combining elements of modern dance,Such as more simple outfits. A new dance called Nava Nrityam made by Modern Choreographer Dr Manjushree Chaki-Sarkar. A short video of a more modern dance in newer Bollywood http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=JgF1NXgCIJI&feature=rel ated

5 Conclusion Indian dancing has changed through out the ages. More modern dance moves from hip-hop and jazz and filled the diverse culture. Many dance movies and moves of the modern India have come from choreographers in Bollywood. Traditional dancers were known to only the Indian region, but the modern dance moves have been such a big hit that theyve made it around the world. However, even in with the new changes of dance, many hints of traditional dance are seen. Because of this, India has been able to accept modern dancing without too much complaint.

6 Works Cited http://www.haassr.org/html/photo_details/photo_detail.cfm?key=155 http://www.dancepsych.com/ http://www.shantalashivalingappa.com/ http://culturepush.com/2007/07/26/navras/ http://sharmilasanctuary.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/enjoying-each-moment/ http://www.thedctraveler.com/tag/indian-dance/ http://www.icom-cc.org/222/triennial-conferences/photo-report-triennial-conference- delhi-2008/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgF1NXgCIJI&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_pR9mUF3Xw http://www.surangama.com/adver/pro-final/pg9.html


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