Ravana, the king of Lanka, sang and danced in praise of Shiva, whom he reverently adored. Ravana also had women dancers attached to his court, and one of them was so proficient in the art that even while she slept, her limbs assumed some set configuration of the dance!
(‘Traditions of Indian classical dance,’ Mohan Khokar, chapter ‘Down the centuries’)

The mor ka nach (dance of the peacock), patang nach (the kite dance) and the qahar ka nach (the bearer’s dance) were considered essential items in every nautch girl’s repertoire.
(‘The Nautch,’ Ally Adnan, The Friday Times, Aug 1, 2014)

The dancing hall of the Veerabadra temple at Lepakshi has individual pillars depicting life size figures of the divinities supported by musical instruments as mentioned in Shivapradosha stotra for the dance of Shiva.
(‘Classical dance heritage of Karnataka’ edited by Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal, chapter ‘Dance heritage of Karnataka,’ Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal, 2012)

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