Bharatanatyam is the traditional dance form of Southern India and is known for its unique technique. The academy follows the Kalakshetra style and our director, Lakshmi, conducts these classes herself nurturing the true identity of this art form as a tribute to her alma mater. Her own style is one of expressive ease and grace. The technicalities of Bharatanatyam follows the ancient Indian scripture of Natyashastra and we conduct our Bharatanatyam classes in a systematic disciplined flow through 4 levels:
Level 1 - Basic Adavus, Pada Bhedas, Samyuktha and Asamyuktha Hastas
Level 2 - Basic level dances : Pushpanjali, Alarippu, Thodayam
Level 3 - Intermediate level dances : Jathiswaram, Shabdham, Padam and introduction to Abhinaya and Shiro, drushti and griva bhedas
Level 4 – Advanced level dances : Varnam, Thillana. Karanas, Aesthetics and applications of Abhinaya.
By the end of the 4th level the student will be ideally ready for ‘Arangetram’ with appropriate practice and honing of technique.
These levels will be supported by theory on the history and philosophy behind the art form.
Students who have previously trained in Bharatanatyam can opt for appropriate class placement after an evaluation .
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