Ban’s View from the Outside


Preface I have written this brief summary of the Bharata Natya tradition for the benefit of students of the art, originally of the Kala Bharati dance school of Montreal.  My interest in this art and some understanding of its tradition and character, is the result of having closely observed its teaching by my wife, Mamata...Read More


by Harbans L. Nakra, Ph.D. No Comments


The Bharata Natya that we practice today is actually a composite art made up of two separate art forms – NRITYA and NRITTA. Nritya in its early form was known as ABHINAYA. One day, in those long ago days, Lord Brahma saw Lord Shiva perform his dance. He was so pleased that he immediately asked...Read More