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Piṇḍībandha, aka: Pindi-bandha; 3 Definition(s)

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Piṇḍībandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Piṇḍībandha can be transliterated into English as Pindibandha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Piṇḍībandha (पिण्डीबन्ध) is a Sanskrit technical term referring to “group dances” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra, chapter 4.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

The piṇḍī-bandha was understood as dances which involved more than one dancer. In short, the piṇḍībandha is the technique of group formations. Bharata’s classification of these reveal the most modern concept of group choreography, which is especially studied in the Western schools. In the last few centuries, many of the classical dances of India emerged as solo dance performances. Though the idea of group dance still continued to exist in the folk dances like the Daṇḍaras, Raslīlā, Kolāṭṭam, Kummi, Pinnal Kolāṭṭam and similar other dances in many parts of India.

Source: svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas

about this context:

Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

General definition (in Hinduism)

The Piṇḍībandha (पिण्डीबन्ध) was understood as dances which involved more than one dancer. In short, the piṇḍī-bandha is the technique of group formations. Bharata’s classification of these reveal the most modern concept of group choreography, which is especially studied in the Western schools. In the last few centuries, many of the classical dances of India emerged as solo dance performances. Though the idea of group dance still continued to exist in the folk dances like the Daṇḍaras, Raslīlā, Kolāṭṭam, Kummi, Pinnal Kolāṭṭam and similar other dances in many parts of India, the classical traditions like Sadir, Odissi, and Kathak remained as solo programs only.

Source: Academia.edu: Some Pearls from the Fourth Chapter of Abhinavabhāratī Table of Contents

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