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Category Dance 11 May 2019

North Indian classical dance styles: Kathak, temples, and royal courts

Unlike many other classical traditions, India’s ancient treatises on classical music have always cited dance as an integral part of music rather than a separate (or merely related) activity. It is said that a dancer is as much a musician in that while dancers may not actually play an instrument, save for the sound made by ankle-bells, their entire body is used as a musical instrument - with the added bonus of accentuating movement through ...

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