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Iconic India

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Whether it’s the lyrical movements of classical Indian dance or today’s hip-hop take on the wildly popular Bollywood genre, dance is, without a doubt, one of the great visual icons of India. Ancient genres with religious roots, like Bharatanatyam and Kathak, and evolving forms, like Bhangra and Bollywood, flourish in the South Asian country. From movements rooted in the Hindu faith to choreography that blends in outside influences, CNN takes the pulse of India’s dance scene on the street, in the temple and for the stage—with the guidance of esteemed dancers and choreographers like Saroja Vaidyanathan, Shiamak Davar, the Desi Hoppers, and more.
From glittering palaces to national parks, pristine coastline and ancient ruins, Karnataka in South West India is a region that offers many worlds. Find out why a region that has been largely overlooked by visitors until recently is today turning into a global hotspot for tourists. Delve into the hidden gems that lure conservationists, soul-searchers and adventurers to this emerging area.

Iconic India

Iconic India
Release Date: 2019-05-13
Lang: English
Genre: Specials
Duration: 30 Minutes
Whether it’s the lyrical movements of classical Indian dance or today’s hip-hop take on the wildly popular Bollywood genre, dance is, without a doubt, one of the great visual icons of India. Ancient genres with religious roots, like Bharatanatyam and Kathak, and evolving forms, like Bhangra and Bollywood, flourish in the South Asian country. From movements rooted in the Hindu faith to choreography that blends in outside influences, CNN takes the pulse of India’s dance scene on the street, in the temple and for the stage—with the guidance of esteemed dancers and choreographers like Saroja Vaidyanathan, Shiamak Davar, the Desi Hoppers, and more.

Iconic India

Iconic India
Release Date: 2018-11-03
Lang: English
Genre: Specials
Duration: 30 Minutes
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