Indian Dances Through Digital Art

Let's see some famous Indian traditional dances through the eye of digital art. when I am started to learn photo manipulation works on photoshop I noticed that.

when I started to learn photoshop, I much interested in doing some random photomanipulation works with stock images on the internet, then I realized that there are rare photomanipulation works based on Indian, because of the lack of stock images that based on Indian standard. so then my journey turns to search for such free stock images and inspiration based on Indian.

My first search into Instagram going through feeds of photographers all over from India then interact with them and get their photos that perfect for my works and creativity.

Second, search free stock images in Unsplash in the name of "India" filter search type to Recent and get ideas from their photos with my creativity do some random manipulation.

When I am doing this type of manipulation I got that one perfect idea from my dearest friend " hey, stop doing some random manipulation, why can't you focus on something culture-based or for example " Indian Dances".

then I got change my direction towards a series of Indian culture or Indian based so I started to clear my previous clutters on my Instagram page and freshly started my


Here is my first set of series based on famous Indian dances. for my signature, I add some dancers statutes of every photo,

Kathakali is my one of favourite till now, be sure to check here


Performed on the celestial tunes of the Carnatic music, Bharatnatyam comes from the state of Tamil Nadu in South. The origins of Bharatnatyam can be traced back to 1000 BC, and it originates from the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu performed by the women of the ancient period. The dance form is known for its beautiful body movements and gestures which are called Mudras in the traditional language. It focuses on the hand gestures, leg movement and the facial expressions of the dancer.

This dance form was very prevalent before the British era but was highly depressed during the colonial period. However, India kept the dance form alive in the houses, and today it is recognized as one of the most respectable art forms in India especially in the Southern region of the country where it is a pride for the women of the house to learn the classical dance form of Bharatnatyam


Kathakali is another traditional dance form of India which relates to the storytelling. Kathakali translates to the 'storyteller' in the country's language. Coming from the Southern region of the country from Kerala, Kathakali is one of the most renowned and religious dances forms of India.

Kathakali includes the intriguing face movements and the heavy costumes which include the traditional face masks and body paints (generally green). The music which includes only the vocals is called soppanam. The storytelling of the epic Hindu mythology tales depicting both evil and good is shown through the conversation between the dancers only through their body gestures and facial expressions. Simply fascinating to watch!


Coming from the northern part of the country from the state of Uttar Pradesh, Kathak comes from the word 'Katha' which means "story" in Hindi. It isn't a very smart guess for one to make that Kathak is performed in the form of storytelling through the body movements used by the dancer.

Kathak is often referred to as the dance of love, and it can be performed both by the male and female dancer together. This dance form focuses highly on the ankle movements complemented by the ankle that has to match the beats of the music. Ankle bells or gunghroos as they are called in the traditional