Thursday, March 21, 2013
NatyaSharsta- Anukitran & Anukaran
Natyashastra remained an important text in the fine arts for many centuries; so much so that it is sometimes referred to as the fifth Veda. Much of the terminology and structure of Indian classical music and Indian classical dance were defined by it. Many commentaries have expanded the scope of the Natya Shastra; most importantly we may include Matanga's Brihaddesi (500–700 CE),Abhinavagupta's Abhinavabharati. Anukirtan- To represent, to deliver, to address reality. Lit ‘Saying after’. Anukaran- To act upon what has been represented. ‘Doing Later’. A work of art frees time, space and causation from everydayness by acting upon them.