Astapova Kristina Denisovna, Student, Kemerovo State University of Culture (Kemerovo, Russian Federation). E-mail: / Volkova Tatyana Aleksandrovna, PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Department Chair of Philosophy, Law and Social and Political Subjects, Kemerovo State University of Culture (Kemerovo, Russian Federation). E-mail:

In the context of modern globalization, the problem of diversification is actualized, as the increase in the diversity of cultural communities. Such study contributes to inter-civilization interaction. The most striking example of civilizational uniqueness is the traditional culture of India, deep sociocultural, value bases of which are embodied in its dance art. Identifying them in the process of formation and development of traditional Indian choreography is the main goal of the study. The philosophical and aesthetic content of the stages of classical Indian dance is revealed. Ancient phase-mythological, Vedic roots. Middle stage filled Indian dance with cognitive dissonance associated with colonial influence. The newest stage is the revival and transformation of classical Indian dance. The semiotic features of traditional Indian choreography contribute to a deeper understanding its sociocultural aspects. The original religiosity is evidenced by the traditional Indian costume, which is considered the embodiment of divine origin. In this context, the values of the colors of the costumes of classical Indian dance, the arrangement of ornaments and paintings of hands and feet (mehendi) are studied and presented. An important role in traditional Indian choreography belongs to figure: drawing movement of the body in space, drawing khast, pos. The main figures of Indian dance are comparable with the universal graphic symbols of world cultures: circle is a symbol of beauty and strength, emanating from a sense of unity; triangle is a symbol of balance and harmony, etc. Traditional Indian choreography is a peculiar expression of the Orthodox philosophical systems of India, which can be seen in the comparison of Indian choreography and meditative yoga practices. Thus, traditional Indian choreography, as a system based on specific socio-cultural and ideological grounds, requires involvement in it and a mandatory understanding the traditional worldview of this specific civilization.

traditional Indian choreography, Devadasi, dance-prayer, chakras, semiotics of dance.