Basics of Thanjavur Style Bharatanatyam Online

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by Komala Devi

10 Years Experience

5th rank holder in the Master's degree of Bharatanatyam by Bangalore University

US $14.56 per class |

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: English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil

Course Summary

Here is a course that initiates the students to the Thanjavur style of Bharatanatyam. It provides a strong foundation that is necessary for aspiring dancers and performers. This course is ideal for learners at their tender age because it will help them soak in the principles of this distinct dance style. And for students who have already learned Bharatnatyam and want to restart their journey once again, this course is ideal for them to brush up their skills and start afresh.

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Komala Devi

Komala Devi

Experience: 10 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Basics Bharatanatyam, Bharatanatyam
  • Education

    Education

    Master degree in performing arts from Bangalore University

About the Course

The highlight of the course include -

  • 20 to 24 Adavus (structural pattern of hand and leg movements to a specific rhythm)  along with variations. This is aimed at developing one’s stamina, body postures, flexibility, and sense of rhythm.
  • Samayukta hastas (hand gestures involving both hands) and Asamayukta hastas (hand gestures involving one hand) are 24 and 28 in number respectively.
  • By the end of the course, the students should be able to demonstrate the Hasta mudras along with the Sloka recitation. The students recite the slokas and pronounce the name of the hasta mudras while demonstrating the mudras.
  • Apart from that, the students will learn to perform one more devotional sloka which is a dance composition.

About the Teacher

Smt. Komala Devi Iyer started learning Bharatanatyam when she was just 6 years old. She first learned the basics from Guru Smt. Rukmini Srinivasan. Now, she's getting training from Guru Smt. Dr. Suparna Venkatesh.

She finished both the junior and senior levels in Bharatanatyam and also earned the 5th highest score in her Master’s Degree in Performing Arts from Bangalore University.

Apart from Bharatanatyam, she also learned Kathak basics from Guru Mysore B Nagaraj. She also received training in Nattuvangam from different gurus like Guru D.V. Prasanna, Guru Sharath T Suryanarayan, and Guru Dr. Vasanth Kiran.

She's performed -

  • At Suvarna Karnataka Rajyotsava event by Kannada Abhivruddhi Balaga in 2006.
  • In China as part of the Shandong Youngster’s culture tour organized by the Shandong People’s Association for friendship in August 2012. 
  • In the 21st INCOFYRA International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications in 2016.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

17 Online live sessions completed

17 Online live sessions completed

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Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

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