Dance is so awesome! We had so many of our old alumni come back to class today and it was great to see them all again! The piece that we learnt today was very challenging and I really enjoyed myself! Bharatanatyam (and any other dance for that matter) is very mathematical.. if you know the taalam and the specific counts for each part, then the dance becomes a piece of cake! It is extremely structured as well- there is the thisram (3 counts ), chathusram (4 counts), kandam (5 counts) and misram (7 counts) and they are placed in different permutations and combinations to make up the dance. It sounds so simple but its capable of driving you nuts with its complexity at times. 😀
Another thing I find fascinating is the why my head is absolutely clear when I dance or play some sport.. No external thoughts clouding my concentration. Wonder why that doesn’t happen in other spheres as well..