Moksha: Classical Bollywood

8/19/2017 3:00 PM

Moksha: Classical Bollywood

Moksha: Classical Bollywood
What is Classical Bollywood?
Bollywood dance is integral to the Bollywood film industry – a giant, thriving film industry based in Mumbai, India. All Bollywood films are Hindi-language based, except the very first silent films all the way back to 1913.

The first Indian color film was produced in 1937, marking the start of the “Golden Age” of Indian cinema.
The Golden Age lasted till the 60s and was an important era for Bollywood Dance (although, the term “Bollywood” wasn’t used until 1970).

Dances from the 1950s and 1960s were often based on Indian Classical Styles, the Courtesan Style, and well as Folk dances from all over India. Films notable for Classical Bollywood dances from this era include – Mughal e Azam, Amrapali and Chitralekha. The style was heavily based on Indian classical dances including Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi and others.

The 1970s saw exceptional films with the proverbial Courtesan as the main characters. Classical Bollywood based on Kathak and Courtesan style “mujra” became popular.

Post 1970 – Bollywood dances saw steady influence of Western styles including Disco, Ballroom and Hip-Hop. Yet, the Classical Bollywood dances always remained popular, stealing our hearts with its beauty and elegance.

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Venue: 2598 Drew Valley Rd NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319

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