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**Reflections*(On the art of dancing, in general and Bharata Natya in particular)-T. Balasaraswati**
**T. BALASARASWATI** * This article is the text of the Address delivered by Balasaraswati to the Committee on Research in Dance (CORD) at Hawaii in August, 1978. Reproduced from NCPA Journal with grateful acknowledgements to NCPA, Mumbai I take this opportunity to present a few of my reflections touching the art of dancing in general and Bharata Natya, the dance system to which I am blessed to belong, in particular. What is dancing? Dancing is the natural, therefore universal expression of the human species whereby it finds its unity with the cosmos and its creator. The cosmos is the dynamic expression of the static source, the one Supreme Spirit, in orderly and beautiful movement. As God has created man in His own image, man, too, has the natural urge to fulfill his dynamism in an expression of orderly and beautiful movements. This expression takes the form of dance. In the macrocosm, or *Andaandam* as
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