Natyashastra praises dramatic arts as a
comprehensive aid to the learning of virtue,
proper behavior, ethical and moral fortitude,
courage, love and adoration of the divine. — Susan L. Schwartz
I believe that art for art's sake (l'art pour l'art) is the only real reason art should be created for. However, in the concept of Natya Shastra, art of dancing is a sacrifice to the Divine.
In my opinion, dancing is Divine itself, so there is nothing closer to the process of ritualistic sacrifice than the process of dancing itself. In my opinion, it is no less holy than any religious offering and no less spectacular than the Nature itself. So, Natya Shastra seems absolutely right in the following statement: "The function of drama and the art of theatre, as envisioned in Natyashastra states Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, is to restore the human potential, man's journey of "delight at a higher level of consciousness", and a life that is enlightened"
Dance, create, love, and be enlightened!
Happy Tuesday to everyone
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