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Sanskrt
It is considered the language of the gods, a common say- ing in the linguistic field. It is said so not for religious purposes, but because knowledge is considered in In- dia as divine. In addition, Sanskrit is also the language of the Vedas, meaning, the oldest texts considered as a source of knowledge of ancient India.
to God Jagannath. Through the technique they draw
sculptural postures with the body; in which the torso, the arms, the eyes, the gestures and the hands interact to create the Rasa or aesthetic characteristic of Odissi style, in which technique and expression converge. Pure dance, performance dance and expression dance are part of its repertoire.
Hindi
It is a descendant form of Sanskrit; it is the official lan- guage of nine states of India, the most spoken language in India (more than 400 million speakers) and is one of the four most spoken languages in the world. Apart from its literary richness, is the language of the Indian cinematographic industry (Bollywood), which has be- come an instrument of rapprochement between India and others countries. The GTICC offers Hindi courses, beginners and intermediate level.
Kathak
It is derived from the Sanskrit word katha, which means history, and Kathaka, meaning, the one who tells a sto- ry. It is one of the most important classical dances of the north of India. There are two styles, pure dance or Nritta and expressive dance or Nritya. In a basic routine of this dance, you can appreciate that it starts with a soft melody, accompanied by slow movements than increase the speed; the important thing is to tell a story, many of them are stories related to divinities.
Bharatanatyam
For two thousand years this classic style of Tamil Nadu has existed. Its philosophy and technical structure are based in one of the oldest treatises of Indian philosophy: the Natya Shastra. Combining drama, music and litera- ture, it emerges as a pure dance (Nritta) with dramatiza- tion (Natya) and facial expression (Nritya).
Bollywood
It comes from the Indian cinema; it is a combination of elements of classical dances with choreographies of dif- ferent styles. India produces more movies than any oth- er country per year. Most of these movies are musical, where the music and dance are known as Bollywood.
Mohiniyattam
It is a classical dance from Kerala, in the southwest of India. It means a divine dance. It is characterized by soft and round movements of the torso, referring to the palm trees that move with the gentle breeze and the continu- ous wave of the sea. These movements are combined to the rhythm of the feet, the facial expression and hands’ signs (mudras). Depending on the level, the classes in- clude a warm-up section, followed by practice of basic steps or choreography, names and uses of mudras, facial exercises, and songs to the rhythm of the music. Some- times it is conjugated with theory that covers issues of history and literature of the India, related to dance.
Tabla
It is an important instrumental percussion of India, since it makes dances more attractive. It is an instrument highly developed. The tablawaj is a type of Pakhawaj.

Sitar
It is a traditional plucked string musical instrument and structure similar to a guitar, lute, banjo, etc. It is identi- fied by the metallic sound that it produces.
Odissi
This style is characterized by its lyricism and grace in contrast to the strong rhythm of the percussions of the feet. This dance has its origin in the region of Odisha, east of India, inside the sacred sanctuaries dedicated
Indian cuisine
.Indian cuisine consists of a wide variety; through the years, different culinary practices were incorporated, brought by the settlers, which were mixed until they be- came the set of trends that are known today. Most of the flavors of India are intimately related to the signifi- cant use of spices, and a great variety of veggies. Within this general trend there is an enormous diversity of local styles.


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