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Chandi_Bollywood Showcase_Selects_WEB-047Bharata Natyam (Indian Classical Dance) is derived from the temples of Tamil Nadu in South India.  Originally performed by the devadasis of the temples in respect and devotion to the deities, this is India’s oldest form of dance. This particular dance style is known for its straight lines, mudras (hand gestures) and facial expressions.  In addition, the math concepts penetrate into one of the most basic aspects of dance: aduvus (footwork), which are based on geometric patterns.  Bharata Natyam is known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculptur-esque poses.

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