Bharatnatyam is one of the oldest classical dance forms in India, also known as the fifth Veda. It is usually accompanied by the classical music. This dance form originated from Tamilnadu and has its inspirations from the sculptures of the ancient temple of Chidambaram.
Bharatanatyam comes from the words Bhava (Expression), Raga (Music), Tala (Rhythm) and Natya (Classic Indian Musical Theatre). Today, it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by many dancers all over the world.
The performers try to convey a story, an Indian epic most times, through expressions, hand gestures and body movements. They dress in the traditional Indian saris with elaborate jewelery and 'ghungroo' in their feet that makes a sweet ringing sound while the performers move on stage. Red henna