Traditional Japanese theater styles- Noh, Kyogen, Bunraku, Kabuki and Rakugo.

Theatres are fantastic ways of transmitting a message orally or through gestures, since, for most of history, education was a privilege. Starting from the Heian period (794 A.D-1195 A.D), many forms of theatrical arts emerged in Japan, as a result of their cultural exchange with the Chinese empires. In the beginning, these theatres were exclusive entertainment for the wealthy nobles and the Imperial family alone. But with the dawn of the Edo period (1603 A.D- 1867 A.D), many of these theatres reached the regular citizens of Japan.

Madhubani Paintings- An ancient wall painting art from India

India prides on an art form that turns bare mud patches into works of art. “Madhubani paintings”, is a collective term given to different styles of paintings emerging from the Madhubani region of modern-day Bihar state in India. They are characterized by complex geometrical patterns made on mud patches and plain walls. These paintings generally display special occasions, rituals, legends and festivals, etc.

Polynesian Dance: Hula of the Hawaiian Island

Whenever we think of the gorgeous beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, exotic dances, and extraordinary folk music, the images of the Hawaiian Islands immediately pop up in our heads. The Hawaiian Islands, because of their rich cultural heritage and breathtaking sceneries, has been one of the most popular tourist destinations for people from all age groups. Some…

Erhu: An Integral Part of Chinese Traditional Music

Erhu, famously known as the Chinese violin, is a two-stringed spike fiddle, with more than 1000 years of history. Its unique feature is its versatility. It can be used for playing a variety of music arrangements, including pop, rock, and jazz.

Kalaripayattu- One of the most ancient martial art forms of India

Originating at around 3rd century BC in the Indian state of Kerala, Kalaripayattu is one of the most ancient martial art forms. It is also regarded as the “Mother of all martial arts” in the Indian sub-continent. Kalaripayattu or Kalari, has influenced several dance and theatre forms of the state of Kerala, alongside the modern…

Thangka: an Inseparable Part of the Tibetan Art Forms

Thangka, also referred to as tangka, thanka, or tanka is a Tibetan Buddhist style of painting often drawn on cotton and silk applique. It mostly depicts Lord Buddha or glimpses of his life, and in some cases, the Mandala art form. The word “thangka” in Classic Tibetan language means “thing that one unrolls.”