Masters of ancient dance from India performed in Turkmenistan
Performers of the ancient Indian dance bharatanatyam from India visited Turkmenistan. During the visit, they performed on the stage of the Magtymguly National Music and Drama Theater and the Kemine State Drama Theater of Mary Region, the Turkmenistan newspaper reports today.
Bharatanatyam is a classical style of Indian dance that originated more than 5 thousand years ago in South India. Today it is spread all over the world and is practiced by both women and men.
A distinctive feature of the dance is the emphasized geometry of poses, the symmetry of the dance pattern, sharp and precise movements. Bharatanatyam is often called "dancing yoga".
The performance is always accompanied by the playing of a musical ensemble that plays both percussion and wind instruments.