A) Bharatanatyam is one of the most popular Indian dances of Tamil Nadu
B) The name is derived from the word 'Bharatha' and is associated with the Natyashastra
C) It skilfully embodies the three primary ingredients of dancing
D) The technique of Bharatnatyam consists of 54 principles of coordinated hand, foot, face and body movements.
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] Four Techniques: 1. Karanas: Described in Natya Shastra, Karanas are defined as the 108 key transitional movements of Bharatanatyam that also feature in other Classical dance forms of India. 2. Hastas: The use of expressive hand gestures is a highlighting feature of Bharatanatyam. 3. Adavus is defined as a series of steps in Bharatanatyam. The execution of the steps is different from style to style. The 108 principals of adavus are recognized by most schools of Bharatanatyam. 4. Bharatanatyam is considered incomplete without bhedas and the expressive eye movements of the performer. Neck and eye movements are used extensively in the dance form. The shiro bheda (head movements) comprises of Sama, Udhvahita, Adhomukha, Alolita, Dhutam, Kampitam, Paravruttam, Utkshiptam and Parivahitam.
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