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Bharatanatyam from Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts
Founder Director - Kala Sampada
This second-level beginner course is a continuation for those learners who started with the first-level beginner course of Bharatanatyam, taught by Veena C.S. This Bharatanatyam curriculum will continue with the students learning the different concepts and meanings of the different patterns in the dance form. The theoretical elements of the course will include an introduction and detailed study of the Suladi Sapta tala - including the Shloka,angas, and 5 Jaatis, Adavu, Taala, Laya, and finally the first chapter of the Natya Shastra, which includes more than 40 shlokas. Your instructor, Veena C.S, will take the students through the different stages of the learning process, and the meanings of various terms and concepts so that each student has a true understanding of the art form.
Apart from this, the students will also continue to learn the different physical exercises required to keep up with the learning process and pace, from the basic Tattadavu to the more advanced Sarikkal Adavu. This course duration is up to 6 months and will be held for 60 mins per session but, ultimately, the progress depends on the progress and comfort of the student. Additionally, a thorough study of dance such as this second-level beginner course builds strength, confidence, and depth of expression that can enhance many areas of life. This course requires regular physical practice and weekly face-to-face sessions with the teacher.
About Ms. Veena Chikkanahalli Seshadri: From a young age, Veena Chikkanahalli Seshadri had a strong interest in dance, art, and drama. Throughout the 25 years of experience that followed, she has performed and taught Bharatanatyam all over the world. She trained professionally at the Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts, as well as with Guru Minal Prabhu and Guru Jayalakshmi Eshwar. Now a guru in her own right, she's a renowned dancer and choreographer who has been the recipient of numerous distinguished awards and achievements, including a grade A from Doordarshan, an Empanelled artist of ICCR, the Natya Mayuri title from Sadhana International Art and Yoga Festival in Beijing, and an honour 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.
This course will give the students a clear picture and understanding of the structure and framework of Bharatanatyam. They would have a practical as well as theoretical knowledge of the basics of this dance style and would be well prepared to dive into the next level of learning. The other benefits also involve body awareness, developing coordination between the different limbs, gaining confidence, improving body posture, and developing an integration of the body and mind.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be rest assured that they will receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
The student should have completed the Level 1 Beginner's course. And the student should have the motivation and curiosity to learn!