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

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Piṇḍībandha (पिण्डीबन्ध) refers 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
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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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