Ankurabhinaya, aka: Ankura-abhinaya, Aṅkurābhinaya; 1 Definition(s)

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Aṅkurābhinaya (अङ्कुराभिनय) is another name for simply aṅkura, one of the representations through which the body (śārīra) expresse itself, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. These bodily expressions, or representations (abhinaya), are to be executed in accordance with the psychological states (bhāva) and sentiments (rasa) available in the dramatic play (nāṭya). It forms a part of sāmānyābhinaya, or “harmonious representation”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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