Portrait of a graceful dancer: Aarabhi Badri.

While Aarabi Badri revealed her capacity to cope effortlessly with intricate rhythm patterns as well abhinaya, Anagha Bharat captured the essence of a pada varnam with elegance.

Indian Dance Forms 2: Odissie by Madhuchhanda.Deviantart.com

Odissi (or Orissi) is the traditional style of dance which originated in the temples of the state of Odisha in Eastern India, where it was performed by the "devadasis". The unique jewelry, meant fo.