One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Indian dance) expressive techniques used to convey a theme, mood, or idea.
- ‘We glimpsed the dazzling Kathak footwork, the Kathakali abhinaya, the nuanced bodywork that Deboo has fused into his individual style.’
- ‘Each of us had to compose and perform abhinaya for a variety of songs.’
- ‘He was an incredibly engaging dancer and brilliant choreographer of abhinaya.’
- ‘" Some dancers have approached me in order to learn abhinaya.’
- ‘His theatrical background gave him a great miming ability and each time he danced abhinaya he created a vividly imagined world on stage.’
- ‘Kavita with her natural abhinaya impressed the audience.’
- ‘These levels evolve out of the basic training of the dancer and her enlarged vision of the aspects of abhinaya delineation.’
- ‘He had distaste for loudness in footwork or abhinaya.’
- ‘I failed to perfect the abhinaya of that particular part.’
- ‘The shoka rasa that flowed from her abhinaya touched the audience too.’
- ‘That's what a little exposure to Indian abhinaya will do for you.’
- ‘Feted for her captivating abhinaya, she is regarded amongst the finest exponents of this dance form.’
- ‘All of these elements of his training combined to make his abhinaya flawless.’
- ‘Neat positions, excellent deliveries and meaningful abhinaya made his presentations memorable.’
- ‘Did the disciple follow his singing in her abhinaya?’
- ‘The closer the spectator is to the dancer, the greater impact the abhinaya will have.’
- ‘She was always known for her abhinaya skills.’
- ‘The comfort of playing the role that is more or less like you is a very natural way to get into abhinaya.’
- ‘The artistes are very strong in abhinaya.’
- ‘She was a rarity; all of her abhinaya was improvised.’
Sanskrit, from abhi ‘towards’ + ni ‘carry’, literally ‘carry towards (an audience)’.
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