In-depth Bharatanatyam for Beginners- Level I

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Natya Mayuri Award at Sadhana International Art and Yoga Festival in Beijing, 2016.

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Course Summary

‘Everything in the Universe has rhythm. Everything dances.’- Maya Angelou

One of India’s oldest classical dance forms, Bharatnatyam, has the power to spellbind audiences. Do you also wish to pick up learning this dance form that stands on the principles of grace and power? These classes designed by the world-renowned Bharatnatyam performer and teacher, Veena Chikkanahalli Sheshadri, uncover the theory and practice of this ancient art form. It will help students develop a solid foundational knowledge of Bharatanatyam that goes beyond just the basics. Students will learn the origins and meaning behind the dance form and selections from Abhinaya Darpanam, Adavus, Taal, and multiple recital pieces. 


 

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Veena  Chikkanahalli Seshadri

Veena Chikkanahalli Seshadri

Experience: 25 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Bharatanatyam
  • Education

    Education

    Bharatanatyam from Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Founder Director - Kala Sampada

About the Course

These classes introduce the enrolled students to Bharatanatyam, its meaning, and the precise movements involved in its expression. It will cover the following:

  • An understanding of the dance form and its three essential elements: Nritta, Nritya, and ve Natya
  • Terminologies and concepts of Bharatnatyam
  • Meaning and application of different movements, from samyukta hastas (two-hand gestures) and pada bheda (foot positions) to Drishti bheda (eye movements) and more
  • Recital of the Jatis, or the rhythm patterns associated with Bharatnatyam
  • Related physical exercises and poses
  • Different sets of steps in Bharatanatyam, from the basic Thattadavu to the more advanced Sarikkal Adavu

Upon completing this course, students can recite Sollu kattus of all adavus in tala and perform a solo recital.

About the Teacher: From a young age, Veena Chikkanahalli Seshadri was intensely interested in dance, art, and drama. Throughout an impressive experience of more than 25 years, she has performed and taught Bharatanatyam all over the world. 

She trained professionally at the Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts with Guru Minal Prabhu and Guru Jayalakshmi Eshwar. Now a guru in her own right, she's a renowned dancer and choreographer who has received numerous distinguished awards and achievements. These include a grade A from Doordarshan, an Empanelled artist of ICCR, the Natya Mayuri title from Sadhana International Art and Yoga Festival in Beijing, and honor by Sur Noopur, New Delhi, in recognition of excellence in teaching. 

Veena C.S. is recognized as the embodiment of Bharatanatyam, and she brings expertise and passion to each performance and lesson.


 

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

311 Online live sessions completed

311 Online live sessions completed

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Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has different strength and flexibility

  • Has a different caliber to understand and replicate steps

  • Has different mind-hand coordination

  • And a different GOAL!

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World-class masters as teachers

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

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Course studio that amplifies passion learning

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Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

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Milestone-based learning for best results

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