Learn Bharata Natyam - Natya Vardhini Korvais, Padam and Javali
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BHARATANATYAM being the oldest and purest from of Indian classical dance in a combination of music expression and rhythm. The two faces of Indian dance, the Tandava (vigorous) and the Lasysa (gentle) blend beautifully in Bharatanatyam. It encompasses all the elements of dance, drama and spiritually elevates the audience. Bharatanatyam is poetry in motion and all the cognate elements of Bhava, Raga and Tala reveal themselves as all in one.
1. Padal Adavus - leaps
2. Utplavanam Adavus - front and side jumps.
3. Thattumettu Adavus - stamp and Jump
4. Behas - Head and Feet movements.
5. Rasas - Nine Moods in dance
6. Gaits - Dance Walks
7. Abhinaya - Padam and Javali - facial expressions.
A disciple of renowned Guru K.J.Sarasa, Srekala Bharath is a passionate dancer, an ingenious chorographer and an inspirational teacher of international repute. Srekala started dancing at the tender age of seven with her immitable style, nimble footwork and exquisite abhinaya. She has created thematic presentations ranging from traditional classic to modern day concepts winning critical acclaim including the Kalaimamani, Tamilnadu state award, and the Bharata Rathnam from the Government of Sri Lanka. Srekala is deeply committed to the exceptional development of her students enabling them to evolve as artistes as they share in her creative journey at Thejas an institution she founded that defines talent and continues to empower artistic expression in Chennai, India for over a decade.