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Classical Indian Dance Pictures
By NewFoundGracemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1274, member since Sun Sep 04, 2005
On Thu Jul 13, 2006 07:00 AM
Edited by NewFoundGrace (140345) on 2006-07-13 07:01:49

Hello all on this deathly quiet board!

I live in the US, and I have been in love with classical Indian dance (Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi) since I was very small. I'd give anything to be able to learn one of those styles, but I don't know of any opportunities I would have (also I am lilely have to give up the dance I already take for awhile for in-patient E.D. treatment).

So, in compensation, I've spent the last few days whoring around the internet for classical Indian dance photos. Here are some of my favorite findings-
Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/asaaafawgtew.jpg' I love this dancer and the pictures I found of her. She seems so talented and her expression is great (or at least it seems to be, I'm not one to judge this type of dance)

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aaafawgtew.jpg' zoomed-in

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aasach4.jpg' I think this picture is my favorite. Ever.

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aasach2.jpg' Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aasach1.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aamachiya1_1.jpg' Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aaDANCE-19202.jpg' - portraying Krishna in those last 2, correct?

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aaDANCE-21202.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aaDance_by_MissyRho.jpg' Looks like Kathak to me (I love Kathak costumes)

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aakuchipudi.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aaDance-16.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aaauntitled.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aaaodissi1.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aaaDance-12.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/morbid_ballerina/aa2005_kathak_014.jpg'


Add slowaltzer's Kuchipudi pictures, and you have my favorites!

15 Replies to Classical Indian Dance Pictures

re: Classical Indian Dance Pictures
By EireLibramember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2482, member since Thu Aug 21, 2003
On Fri Jul 14, 2006 06:21 PM
Very nice collection, and I totally know what you mean...

I'd love to learn more Indian Classical (especially Bharata Natyam) but there is NO ONE in this state who can teach me.

So, like you, I goggle at amazing photos like yours and wish I could do that, lol.
re: Classical Indian Dance Pictures
By doomed_fairymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3271, member since Sun Jan 02, 2005
On Sat Jul 15, 2006 03:55 PM
Edited by doomed_fairy (117963) on 2006-07-15 15:55:47 silly grammar
Those are STUNNING! I love them. I don't know the first thing about Indian classical dance, except that it looks BEAUTIFUL!

What websites did you get these photos from?
Indian dance in USA
By apsara Comments: 18, member since Tue Jun 06, 2006
On Sun Aug 06, 2006 08:16 AM
Edited by apsara (160439) on 2006-08-06 08:20:26
Hi! I know there are lots of possibilities to study different Indian dance styles in USA. Go to narthaki.com, that is a good directory of the performers...

By the way what is that charming odissi dancer's name?
re: Classical Indian Dance Pictures
By apsara Comments: 18, member since Tue Jun 06, 2006
On Sun Aug 06, 2006 08:56 AM
Indeed "deathly quiet board", I've checked all the entries, they were made in 2005. Looks strange.
re: Classical Indian Dance Pictures
By apsara Comments: 18, member since Tue Jun 06, 2006
On Wed Aug 09, 2006 02:41 AM
Edited by apsara (160439) on 2006-08-09 02:47:01
The other source of pictures is my webpages where I have collected a list of links about Kuchipudi dance and its exponents... apsara.ru
re: Classical Indian Dance Pictures
By apsara Comments: 18, member since Tue Jun 06, 2006
On Wed Aug 09, 2006 02:44 AM
Wonderfull Kuchipudi dancers' pictures can be found at webpages of one of the best Academies of this dance style. Academy is based in Chennai. Their website is kuchipudi.com. Academy is being directed by maestro Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam.
re: Classical Indian Dance Pictures
By balletina Comments: 24, member since Sun Sep 03, 2006
On Sun Sep 10, 2006 02:00 PM
i can't see them, soory!

:(

*balletina *
re: Classical Indian Dance Pictures
By apsara Comments: 18, member since Tue Jun 06, 2006
On Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:11 AM
then go to my apsara.ru and see the links... I have collected the best links about Kuchipudi
Where are the images?
By IndianDance Comments: 48, member since Mon Mar 22, 2004
On Sun Sep 24, 2006 02:40 AM
The image links (on Photobucket) you provided are now dead.
Why the board is so quiet....
By IndianDance Comments: 48, member since Mon Mar 22, 2004
On Sun Sep 24, 2006 02:43 AM
You see, such dance forms as Bharatanatyam or Odissi are wrongly listed here in the "folk" section, so it makes it hard for people to find what is where! :(
Learning Bharatanatyam in the USA
By IndianDance Comments: 48, member since Mon Mar 22, 2004
On Sun Sep 24, 2006 02:46 AM
Learning Bharatanatyam or Odissi means committing a lot of time and effort.
Why don't you first just watch out a few instructional DVDs (there are many on JayQ.org ), try to practise on your own a little, and then decide if you really want to study it seriously?
Narthaki directory
By IndianDance Comments: 48, member since Mon Mar 22, 2004
On Sun Sep 24, 2006 02:47 AM
For your kind information, the directory at Narthaki has not been updated for years, so most phone numbers are outdated. Try airmail :(
your web site
By IndianDance Comments: 48, member since Mon Mar 22, 2004
On Sun Sep 24, 2006 02:51 AM
I am sorry to say that, but I don't understand Russian, so it was a bit hard to find the pictures. Are they of your own?
Why do most of the dancers in the photos hold their lower jaw in such a funny manner?
re: Classical Indian Dance Pictures
By apsara Comments: 18, member since Tue Jun 06, 2006
On Sun Sep 24, 2006 07:01 AM
there are also pages in English there... not so much... www.geocities.com . . .
re: Classical Indian Dance Pictures
By apsara Comments: 18, member since Tue Jun 06, 2006
On Sun Sep 24, 2006 07:06 AM
The pictures are my own ones :) You are right, such a lower position of my jaw is one of my terrible mistakes, I am trying to change this disgusting habbit every time I am practicing.

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