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.

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