What are the 4 types of Abhinaya?

What are the 4 types of Abhinaya?

There are four kinds of Abhinaya as follows:

  • Angika Abhinaya: Use of Body and Limbs.
  • Vachika Abhinaya: Use of song and speech.
  • Aharya Abhinaya: Use of costumes and adornment.
  • Satvika Abhinaya: Use of moods and emotions.

Which are the main components of Angika Abhinaya in Bharatanatyam?

It means that angiga abhinayam is of three types- angas (major limbs), pratyangas (subsidiary limbs) and upangas (minor limbs). Among these, the angas are six in number: Sirah- head.

What are the Navarasas in Bharatanatyam?

The Navarasa, in the scriptures refer to the nine expressions that humans often show. These are love (shringaara), laughter (haasya), kind-heartedness or compassion (karuna), anger (roudra), courage (veera), fear (bhayaanaka), disgust (bheebhatsya), wonder or surprise (adbhutha) and peace or tranquility (shaantha).

What is Dharmi in Bharatanatyam?

Natya Dharmi and Lok Dharmi are two divisions of Abhinaya as per Natya Shashra. Natyadharmi means theatre oriented and ‘Lokadharmi’ means life oriented. According to the Natya Shastra, Natyadharmi is theatrical representation larger than life and considerably conventionalized.

What are nine expressions?

Nine emotions are Shringara (love/beauty), Hasya (laughter), Karuna(sorrow), Raudra (anger), Veera (heroism/courage), Bhayanaka (terror/fear), Bibhatsa (disgust), Adbutha (surprise/wonder), Shantha (peace or tranquility).

What are the Navras?

Navras are the nine basic emotions which everybody have to pass through at least once in their course of life. The nine emotions are hasya (joy), adbutha (wonder), shanthi (peace), raudra (anger), veera (courage), shringara (love), karuna (distress), bhayanaka (fear), bheebatsa (disgust).

What is Aharyam?

What does Aharyam mean? Aharya is an aspect of abhinaya which describes the costumes, make-up, jewelry of a dancer/performer. It also includes ornamentation, props, scenery, and other physical traits used to enhance the performance.

What is Rasa Bharatanatyam?

In Indian aesthetics, a rasa (Sanskrit: रस) literally means “juice, essence or taste”. It connotes a concept in Indian arts about the aesthetic flavour of any visual, literary or musical work that evokes an emotion or feeling in the reader or audience but cannot be described.