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The Art of Bharatanatyam | Level II

by Dr. Rekha Raju
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This is a customizable intermediate course for students who are already well versed in the Indian classical dance style of Bharatanatyam. At the beginning of the course, students review the basics and origins of this ancient Indian art form before moving on to more advanced practices and techniques, like abhinaya. Dr. Rekha Raju is a master dancer and educator who meets each student at their current level and tailors the course to their needs and goals as a dancer.

  • Course Duration42 Weeks

  • Course LevelIntermediate

  • Instruction LanguageEnglish

  • Classes Taken53

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US$36(1-on-1 Class)

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1 Class = 45 minutes

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Educator Profile

Dr. Rekha Raju

25 Years Experience

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:
    Basics Bharatanatyam, bharatanatyam
  • Education

    Ph.D in Dance from Mysore University

  • Work Details

    Artistic Director - Nrithya Dhama Temple of Fine Arts

Course Details

This course is an opportunity for intermediate dancers to delve into the Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam to gain a greater understanding and skill level. Dr. Raju will lead students through a review of basics, including body posture, adavus, asamyukta and samyukta hastas, as well as a look at the theory and origin of this ancient Indian dance form. From this, the teacher will assess the current learning level of the student and customize the rest of the course to their needs. Students attending this course only need to have a notebook and pen to take notes during lessons and a dedication to learning the art form. 

Further lessons will include techniques and practices such as krithi and thillana, Carnatic music compositions and their accompanying movements. Students may also learn to recite jathis in thaalam, the finger counts of the beats in a taal, and how to use the thattu kali, a wooden block used to keep rhythm during a Bharatanatyam performance. Students will also have the opportunity to learn abhinaya, the Indian art of aesthetic expression. This concept teaches students to connect with their audience to tell a story. By the successful completion of this course, students will have a deeper understanding of their craft and greater ability to express themselves through classical Indian Bharatanatyam tradition.

If the student wants to learn basics of ancient Indian classical dance form, Bharatnatyam, Here are other courses tailored by Dr. Rekha Raju: Basics of Bharatanatyam and Basics of Bharatanatyam | Level I

About Dr. Rekha Raju: 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 mohiniattam, 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 Nithya Dhama, a dance school in Bangalore. Amidst this hustle and bustle Dr.Rekha Raju successfully completed her phd in dance from Mysore University studying Margi and desi techniques of Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam. 

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