An attempt ahs been made in this book to trace the development of classical dance in Bihar from the Mauryan and Gupta periods, known for patronage to fine art, learning, administration and polity right up to the present age. It provides a detailed study on the dance scenario, hand gestures, postures and costumes utilized by the dancers of the area. It also, for the first time, documents the list of patrons and prominent artistes in the last 150 years.
About the Author:
"Padmashri" Shovana Narayan - the author of this book and Kathak dance virtuoso has added new dimensions to Kathak through innovative use of contemporary themes, poetry and philosophical works. She has pioneered a unique experiment bringing together three diverse dance styles, namely, the Spanish Flamenco, the European Classical Ballet and the Indian Kathak.
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