A copper plate inscription mentions King Khuyoi Tompok (AD 154) during whose time Manipuri instruments were evolved.

The Jayantika movement in 1958 was provoked by Rukmini Devi's stray remark that Odissi was a poor imitation of Bharatanatyam.

The first full-fledged school of dance to be established in Mumbai was “Rupayatan” in 1940 with Sukhendu Dutt as director.

The earliest Indian dancers who established themselves in America were Bhupesh Guha and Sushila Janadas who were popular in the 40's.

The first postage stamp on an Indian dance form was issued in Singapore on Bharatanatyam.

Devi - Durga Kathak Sansthan is a new dance and music academy set up by Kathak dancer Gitanjali Lal in memory of the two brothers Devi Lal and Durga Lal, both of whom died at a young age. Devi Lal, husband of Gitanjali, died on January 31, 1971 while Durga Lal passed away suddenly on the same fateful day of January 31, 1990.

The Natyashastra of Bharata (c 500 BC), a monumental treatise on theatre and performing arts, classifies ornaments into 4 types: 'avedhya' - that which is worn by piercing a part of the body (earrings); 'bhandaniya' - that which is tied up (girdles and armbands);'praksepya' - that which is worn (anklets); and 'aropya' - that which is put around (chains and necklaces).

Adi Sankara, the first Guru's interpretations of Hindu scriptures are a main source
of learning even today.

Maharaja Kartikatirunal Rama Varma was well versed in music, dance, poetry and allied arts. He wrote the Balaramabharatam, which gives details of hastas (hand gestures), angas (major limbs), upangas (minor limbs) and pratyagnas (neck, wrists, knees, thighs etc), an important treatise for technicalities of Mohiniattam.
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