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