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  • 50 min
  • Chapel Hill, NC - South Elliott Road

Service Description

Our Bharatanatyam course offers an in-depth exploration of this beautiful art form, focusing on its various components including Nritta (pure dance), Nritya (expressive dance), and Natya (dramatic dance). Through structured lessons, you will learn the fundamental techniques, intricate footwork, elegant hand gestures (mudras), expressive facial expressions (abhinaya), and the rhythmic complexity that defines Bharatanatyam. What You'll Learn: Basics and Fundamentals: -Introduction to the history and significance of Bharatanatyam. -Basic posture, footwork, and hand movements. -Understanding of Tala (rhythm) and Laya (tempo). -Technique and Practice: -Mastery of Adavus (basic steps) and their variations. -Development of stamina, flexibility, and precision in movements. -Practice of intricate rhythmic patterns and coordination. -Expressive Elements: -Learning the language of Mudras (hand gestures) and their meanings. -Techniques of Abhinaya (expressive storytelling) to convey emotions and narratives. -Integration of facial expressions with body movements to enhance storytelling. -Choreography and Performance: -Composition and practice of Jathis (rhythmic sequences). -Understanding and performing traditional Bharatanatyam items like Alarippu, Jatiswaram, Varnam, and Tillana. -Preparation for stage performances with a focus on presentation, costume, and makeup. -Cultural and Spiritual Aspects: -Exploration of the spiritual and devotional aspects of Bharatanatyam. -Insights into the mythological stories and themes depicted in performances. -Appreciation of the cultural significance and the evolution of Bharatanatyam through the ages. Course Features: -Experienced Instructors: Learn from highly skilled and passionate instructors with years of experience in performing and teaching Bharatanatyam. -Personalized Feedback: Receive individualized attention and constructive feedback to help you progress at your own pace. -Performance Opportunities: Participate in recitals and showcase your learning through live performances. -Community and Culture: Join a vibrant community of dance enthusiasts and immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Indian classical dance. Who Should Enroll: Aspiring dancers who wish to learn Bharatanatyam from scratch. Intermediate and advanced dancers looking to refine their technique and deepen their understanding. Dance enthusiasts interested in exploring the cultural and spiritual dimensions of Bharatanatyam.


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Contact Details

  • 250 South Elliott Road suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC, USA


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