Indian Traditions of Performing Arts

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Indian Traditions of Performing Arts: 

  • “Art is an expression of all characteristics of the human mind aesthetically”.
  • These qualities - The varied human emotions are referred to as "RAS." Ras literally translates to sweet juice in Hindi. It signifies the ultimate satisfaction of ‘aanand’. Human emotions can be categorized into nine sub-headings or ‘navras’. As follows:
    1. Hasya - Laughter
    2. Bhayanak - Evil Shringar 
    3. Rudra - chivalrous
    4. Karun - pathos
    5. Veer - courage
    6. Adbhut - astonishing
    7. Vibhatsa - terrifying glory
    8.  Shaanti - peace
    9. Shringaar - decorating one’s self
  • Human emotion is reflected in art, and people use a variety of artistic mediums to spontaneously communicate their feeling.
  • Thus, Art is created as a result of this fusion of intellectual and creative minds.
  • Acting, singing, and dancing is examples of performing arts.
  • The performing arts were a crucial part of mass education from the Vedic era through the Middle Ages with music and dance being introduced to gain popularity. For instance, Even the pitch and the accent of singing different hymns have been prescribed in the Vedic era.
  • Presently, these art forms have become means of entertainment for people all over the world.

Importance of Performing Arts: 

  • It aids in the development of a person's overall personality.
  • It fosters acceptance and love for all.
  • It promotes cultural and traditional awareness among current and future generations.
  • It makes a person self-assured and adaptable.
  • Negative feelings vanish as the soul of music, dance and drama teach us all about loving and caring.
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