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Then followed several solos and duets with intricate footwork and some amazing elements of abhinaya (expressions).
GotPoetry.com News 2010
So we set up a repertoire on similar lines in Odissi: mangalacharan, battu, abhinaya, pallavi, etc., up to moksha.
The Hindu - Home ANJANA RAJAN 2010
Guru Lakshman's choreography also contributed to the feeling of neatness with unhurried abhinaya and short jati korvais.
It is to learn the 'navarasa' or the art of 'abhinaya' that many senior Sri Lankan artists studied dance in India.
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily SuperUser Account 2010
Shloka Vaidyalingam trained by the Reddys, gave a competent Kuchipudi presentation foot-sure in rhythm with fair abhinaya understanding, highlighted through the Ganapati invocation in Gaula, Tiruvottiyur Tyagiah varnam in Kedaram "Saami Nee Rammanave" with sringar interspersed with the rhythmic virtuosity of jatis led by Kaushalya's nattuvangam, and tarangam in Arabhi.
Neat abhinaya and a slight uncertainty in footwork marked Radhica's recital.
Radhica's abhinaya was precise and to the point and the Shanmugapriya intro by flautist B. Muthukumar was very pleasing.
Staying with the theme of the sakhi, Radhica went on to perform abhinaya to the padam
She has an impressive stage presence and a neat way of presenting her adavus and abhinaya.
'Contrasts and Parallels', presented by abhinaya expert Guru Kalanidhi
The Hindu - Home 2010
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From Wikipedia: Abhinaya is a concept in Indian dance and drama derived from Bharata's Natya Shastra. Although now, the word has come to mean 'the art of expression', etymologically it derives from Sanskrit abhi- 'towards' + nii- 'leading/guide', so literally it means a 'leading towards' (leading the audience towards a sentiment, a rasa).
June 5, 2011