Culture

In the context of cultural history of India, a pose in dance and dramatics called 'Tribhanga' has been a favorite of Indian artists from ancient times till today. Which one of the following statements best describes this pose?

  1. One leg is bent and the body is slightly but oppositely curved at waist and neck
  2. Movements of body, face and hands are used to express oneself or to tell a story
  3. A little smile, slightly curved waist and certain hand gestures are emphasized to express the feelings of love or emotions
  4. Facial expression, hand gestures and make-up are combined to symbolize certain epic or historic characters

Answer

Tribhanga (tri-bent pose) is a standing body position which means three parts break, consisting of three bends in the body - at the neck, waist and knee, hence the body is oppositely curved at waist and neck which gives it a gentle "S" shape.

The correct option is A.