Introduction to Mohiniyattam | Beginner Level

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by Dr. Rekha Raju

25 Years Experience

Recognized as one of the 100 young achievers at the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav & completed over 2000 stage performances.

US $24 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

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: English

Course Summary

This online, live, 1-on-1 course by Dr. Rekha Raju is an introductory beginner course for those students who are interested to learn the ancient classical dance form of Kerala known as Mohiniyattam. It would teach students the basic adavus, steps, or foot movements, alongside mudras or hand gestures. This course would culminate with the teacher preparing her students for performance, rendered to a shloka. By the end of this course, students would have learned some of the basic adavus or footsteps, alongside a selected few mudras or hand gestures. This beginners' course on Mohiniyattam equips students to confidently pursue learning the dance form at the intermediate and advanced level.

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Dr. Rekha Raju

Dr. Rekha Raju

Experience: 25 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Mohiniyattam
  • Education

    Education

    Ph.D. in Dance from Mysore University

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Artistic Director - Nrithya Dhama Temple of Fine Arts

About the Course

This 12-week beginner course by Dr. Rekha Raju is aimed towards getting interested students attuned to learning the ancient dance form from Kerala, known as Mohiniyattam. Mohiniyattam or the dance of the enchantress was first practiced in temples and royal courts before it made its way into the public domain. This course will first introduce students to the ancient art form and its emergence. This will be followed by the teacher teaching students 20 basic adavus, steps, or foot movements to initiate learning Mohiniyattam alongside teaching students the main mudras. By the end of the course, students will be taught to perform, using aduvas and mudras to a shloka rendered by the teacher.

After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Dr. Rekha Raju: Basics of Mohiniyattam | Level I

About the Instructor: Identified as a child prodigy after entering dance school at the tender age of 3 and a half years, Rekha Raju has come a long way. After refining her skills as a Bharatanatyam dancer Dr. Rekha Raju has devoted most of her time to Mohiniyattam, a dance form popular in Kerala. Perhaps her birth in Palakkad, Kerala could be the possible reason for her interest in Mohiniyattam. Raised in Bangalore, the gifted artist now runs a dance school in Bangalore. Amidst this hustle and bustle, Dr.Rekha Raju successfully completed her Ph.D. in dance from Mysore University studying Margi and desi techniques of Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam. 

Her apprentice and assistant faculty trainer, Keerthi Uday is currently pursuing her higher studies at Mount Carmel College (Bangalore, India). She has been learning Bharatanatyam, since she was six, under the guidance of Dr. Rekha Raju. She has also completed her Prarambhik, Praveshik Purna exams in Bharatanatyam from Bhartiya Sangeeth Prasarak Mandal (Pune), with flying colors. Keerthi is also learning the dance forms Mohiniyatam under Dr. Rekha Raju, Thalam, and Nattuvangam under Sri. Jagdeesh Janardhanan. She is one of the faculty members of Dr. Rekha Raju’s troupe and has assisted her in several workshops and major dance festivals.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

622 Online live sessions completed

622 Online live sessions completed

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