A comparative study of ‘Indian and Iranian Classical Dances’

Masoumeh Habibi afratakhti

Abstract


Dance is a phenomenon associated with motion and movement in every particle of the Universe to fulfill duty in the best way that is to worship God. Among these, Indian classical dances directly, and Iranian Classical dances indirectly have their roots in religion. This literary research takes a comparative look at the history and philosophy of this dance to investigate its common grounds and differences. The common ground is their implied message of mainly religious, philosophical and ethical theme. Their difference is their antiquity. In fact, Indian dance is dated back to B.C. and Iranian dance to the contemporary era.  


Keywords


Dance, Classics, India, Iran, Comparative study

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