Identify the image below and recognize the dance form?
Kathak is the classical dance of Northern India and there are three main
gharanas of Kathak at Jaipur, Lucknow, Benaras and Raigarh. The gharanas
developed under the rule of different rulers e.g. Jaipur gharana under
the Kachchwaha rulers of Jaipur, Lucknow under the Nawab of Oudh,
Benaras under Jankiprasad and Raigarh under Maharaja Chakradhar Singh.
Kathakali originates from which Indian state?
Kathakali is a combination of dance and theatre that originates from
Kerala and theme for performance is taken from two epics, Mahabharata,
Ramayana and the Puranas . It is known for its elaborate costume and
make up worn by the artists.
By which other name do we know the Sattriya Theatre?
Sattriya is a living tradition of dance, music and theatre which is
performed in the Vaishnavite monasteries of eastern India. It was
started by Sankradeva and later on carried forward by his disciples.
Name the ancient treatise that is a major source for dance, drama
primarily deals with the various aspects of dance, drama and music. It
is supposed to have been composed by sage Bharata from 200 BCE-200CE. A
commentary on Natyashastra was written by Abhinavgupta in 11th
Gwalior gharana is known for which art form?
Style of dance
Gwalior gharana is one of the oldest schools of North Indian classical
music. The Gwalior gharana gayaki is lucid and simple. The
gharana was patronized by the Mughal emperor Akbar.
of the above
With which musical instrument is Pandit Ravi Shankar associated?
Pandit Ravi Shankar is known for playing the plucked string
instrument sitar. He is an eminent
Indian musician and composer and
was awarded the
Bharat Ratna, in 1999.
In which classical dance form silk sari is used for making costume?
Bharatnatyam is the classical dance of Tamil Nadu. The dancers
adorn themselves with saris made of silk having gold zari embroidery designs
on its border. Silk was first produced in China and was exported to
different parts of the world.
Which of the following is a wind instrument?
Flute is a reedless wind instrument made of bamboo or bass. The
origin of flute dates back to prehistoric time. The famous flute player
in India is Hariprasad Chaurasia and he was awarded Padma Bhushan in the
Which Indian deity is
known as lord of dance?
Nataraj images of Shiva depict him as lord of dance and the form of
dance most often associated with him is known as Tandava. The best
specimens of Nataraja were made in bronze during the Chola period.