ISBN 9788170172901,Rhythm Incarnate: Tribute To Shanti Bardhan

Rhythm Incarnate: Tribute To Shanti Bardhan


Gul Bardhan



Abhinav Publication

Publication Year 1992

ISBN 9788170172901

ISBN-10 817017290X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)


In Contemporary India Classical Dance Became Extinct, Except In South India, Where Bharat Natyam Was Still Performed In The Temples By Deva Dasis, And In Eastern India, Specially In Orissa And Manipur, Where Odissi, Chou And Manipuri Were In Active Practice. Shanti Bardhan, Younger Colleague Of Udai Shankar, Initiated Synthesis Of Gesture Language Of The Ancient Classical Style With The Rhythm Of Folk Dances And Free Movements Of Kurt Joos, In A New Style In Which He Composed India Immortal Dance And Drama. After The Success Of This Free Style Ballet, He Brought Together A Troupe Of Young Female And Male Students And Choreographed Dance Dramas Based On Panchatantra And Other Stories. These Dance Dramas Moved The Initiated And The Native Among On Lookers In Various Parts Of India To Appreciation Of Dance Itself.