A Quarterly Journal of Indian Dance - Volume I - Number 1 - January to March 2001
The repertoire of Indian dance is rich and varied. Both the classical and folk dances and the innumerable extensions and alternatives allied to them have, for a long, proved successful as multi-layered systems of communication models, providing aesthetic delight to generations of spectators. In the plurality of the variegated splendours of our cultural and creative manifestations lie the Indian psyche in which both tradition and innovation live side by side, contesting with each other, and complementing each other. It is this confluence that is the soul of Indian culture.
Studying this culture, to study its many-sided manifestations in dance should be everybody's endeavour. More so every artist and every artistic mind. In a fast-changing scenario such as ours this is much more needed and much more quickly. To share one another's experience of the cultural traditions of India in general and dance traditions in particular guided our present venture and Nartanam is one way of doing this, we thought.