Bharata Natyam Workshop by Kiruthika Rathanaswami - Chinook 2019
Chinook - Studio A
February 8, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bharata natyam is one of the eight classical dance styles of India from
the Southern region of Tamil Nadu. This dance form was originally
performed in the temples by the “devadasis” or servants of god as a
worship. The structure of bharata natyam is divided into three aspects:
Nritta (pure dance/technical aspects), Nritya (meaning or emotion
through gestures and body) and Natya (story telling/portraying
character, theatre). This workshop will introduce the basic positions
of bharata natyam, advaus (introductory movements), basic rhythms and
hand gestures. This is a beginner level workshop and no previous
experience is required.
Participants will be required to wear
clothes that they will be able to fully move in and be sock or bare foot.