Tel: 281-392-4703  |  Email: anisha@upasanakalakendra.com

Structured Training in Indian Classical Dances (Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam) and Carnatic (Karnatic) Music

Katy, Woodlands, Spring, Cypress, Missouri City, Sugarland, Stafford, Pearland, Aliana, Rosenberg, Houston

 

Privacy Policy

 

© All Copyrights to Upasana Kalakendra

  • Facebook - Upasana Kalakendra

Bharathanatyam

Scroll Down

 

Bha-Ra-Tha-Natyam

Bha – Bhavam  (Emotions/ Expressions)
Ra – Ragam  (Music)
Tha- Thalam (Rhythmic movement)
Natyam – Dance 

Bharathanatyam is an immensely popular ancient dance form which originated in Tamil Nadu (Southern India). The technicalities of Bharathanatyam follows the ancient Indian scripture called Natyashastra (the science of dance). As with all classical Indian dances it is comprised of Nritta (pure dance elements), Nritya (descriptive technical elements) and Natya (dramatic elements). To master this complex yet subtle art form it takes a lot of discipline, continuous hard work and dedication. 

 

At Upasana, the Bharathanatyam classes are divided into 3 Levels.

Beginner Class

Practicals

Basic dance workouts (Guidelines for practice), Basic dance stances (Araimandi, Samapadam and Muzhumandi), Basic dance units (Adavus with their variations)

Level 1
 
Theory

Asamyutha hasthas (single hand mudras) and Samyutha hasthas (double hand mudras)

Level 2
Practicals

Korvai (Garland of Adavus) Basic dance items : Pushpanjali, Alarippu, Kavuthuvam

Theory

Asamyutha and Samyutha hastha viniyogam (usages) with reference to  the Natyashastra and Abhinayadarpana, Pada Bhedhas (feet movements)

 

Intermediate Class

Practicals

Thodayamangalam, Jathiswaram, Shabdham

Level 1
 
Theory

Asamyutha hasthas (single hand mudras) and Samyutha hasthas (double hand mudras)

Level 2
Practicals

Shabdham, Varnam and Padam

Theory

Karanas (synchronized movements of hand, feet and body), Aesthetics and applications of Abhinaya.

 

Advanced Class

Practicals

Varnam, Padam and Javali

Level 1
 
Theory

The three fold divisions in dance : Nritta (pure dance elements), Nritya (technical elements) and Natya (Dramatic elements), slokhas  from Natya shastra and Abhinaya dharpana.

Level 2
Practicals

Padam, Keerthanam and Thillana

Theory

Taala (time measure) in dance with special reference to taala techniques of carnatic music.

 

A great learning experience

Very organized and strict adherence to traditional techniques

Life long benefits

Aby Joy

Mechanical Engineer

 

Get in touch

Tel: 281-392-4703  |  Email: anisha@upasanakalakendra.com

 

Tell us a little about your requirement
we will get in touch with you