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The journey of Dance

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Indian dance or Natya as we all know was born on earth with a purpose and has been growing  as a beautiful  tree with its roots in the divine earth.  This tree has spread across horizons with its innumerable branches (shakhas); each branch representing a style of dance. One can think of the tree being in its prime when its flowers are in full bloom and spreading its fragrance world wide. But as we enjoy the fragrance, we should not forget the purpose with which its seeds were sown on earth. Dance was born not only as a mere entertainment, but also for ‘Loka Kalyanam’ or social welfare...

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