Comparative Study on Classical Dances: Odissi & Bharatanatyam

Subhashree Pattnaik

Comparative Study on Classical Dances: Odissi & Bharatanatyam

Keywords : Cultural program, classical dance, Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Music, Costumes, Dance Style


Culture differs from place to place throughout the world. It teaches people along with provides entertainment. Based on the cultural differences, Indian culture occupies a special position. Dance is one type of class out of many forms of cultural program. In this paper a comparison has been given among two different dances named as Bharatanatyam and Odissi. The two types of Indian classical dances are umpired in terms of costumes, musical instruments, jewellary and steps of dances. It is found that, Odissi is simple and attractive as compared to Bharatanatyam. This paper provides the insights of two classical dances. The paper presents historical origin, technique, forms, and style of both Odissi, and Bharatanatyam dance. It analyses on both Odissi and Bharatanatyam dance forms on their styles, music, costume, jewellery, gurus and performances. It is to amalgamate and evolve the essence of both the styles for spectators and lovers of art


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