Academics

Certificate in Bharatanatyam


Theory

  • Brief knowledge of classical dances of India
  • Brief study of Bharatanatyam dance style
  • Origin of Natya(Natyotpatti) according to Abhinaya Darpanam
  • Knowledge of the technical terms related to dance:-
  • Swara, Sangeet, Nritta, Nritya, Natya, Laya, Tala, Sam, Matra, Avartana, Adavu, Araimandi,Muzhumandi
  • Knowledge of the names of Asamyuta Hastas and Samyuta Hastas
  • Knowledge of the names of Shiro, Greeva and Drishtibheda with Shlokas from AbhinayaDarpanam
  • Brief study of Saptatala and knowledge of Aadi Taal Roopakam and Mishra Chappu Tala
  • Brief knowledge of the repertoire of Bharatanatyam dance

Practical

  • Basic exercises in Bharatanatyam combined with hand, feet, eyes and neck movement
  • Adavus in three speeds
  • Alarippu – one
  • Jathiswaram – one
  • Pushpanjali