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Q38. Consider the following statements regarding Odissi dance'
1. It is similar to Bharatnatyam in the use of Mudras and postures to express emotions.
2. The tribhanga posture, i.e. the three-bended form of the body is innate to Odissi dance form.
3. ‘Atavakul or Atavus’ is the collection of forty basic dance movements.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?


Correct Answer
A
(a) Only 1 and 2
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B
(b) Only 2 and 3
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C
(c) Only 1 and 3
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D
(d) All of the above

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The correct option is A (a) Only 1 and 2
It is similar to Bharatnatyam in the use of Mudras and postures to express emotions. The Tribhanga posture, i.e. the three-bended form of the body is innate to Odissi dance form. Odissi dance form is unique in its representation of gracefulness, sensuality and beauty. The dancers create intricate geometrical shapes and patterns with here body. Hence, it is known as ‘mobile sculputre’. ‘Atavakul or Atavus’ is the collection of fourty basic dance movements, is a feature of Mohiniattam dance and not Odissi dance

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