Give ‘nimble fingers’ a new meaning as you easily master mudras (hand gestures) used in Indian classical and Bollywood dance! Set against the stunning backdrop of the spiritually potent Joshua Tree desert, the app includes Sanskrit audio and gesture meanings in 7 languages.. So, stretch your fingers and learn something new. Available in English, Czech, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.

This is a collection of 28 asamyukta hasta mudras (single hand gestures) from the Indian classical dance of Bharatanatyam.

The use of fingers and hands to communicate meaning, tell stories, and create delicate shapes is crucial to Indian dance. It is what makes the poetry of Indian Dance so unique and exquisite.

Founded by Sangita Shresthova, Bollynatyam® takes a historically and culturally sensitive approach to contemporary Indian and South Asian dance. Our teaching and choreography draws on classical Indian dance (Bharatanatyam), martial arts, contemporary movement, and Bollywood dance.

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How to use this educational tool:
1. Select image from main album menu.
2. Press audio symbol to listen to the Sanskrit pronunciation.
3. Swipe left or right to go to next image.
4. Shaking will take you to a random gesture image.

Coding by Ben Roussel

What’s New

Version 1.4

Optimised for iOS 11, added the missing Chinese and Russian translations


Amish Desai
22.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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