Born in 2011, Abhinaya-Indischer Tanz is a sincere effort by Sneha Bharadwaj to preserve the rich heritage of Indian Dance Traditions by imparting intensive training in Bharathanatyam to aspiring dancers in Munich,students are provided comprehensive theoretical and practical training from beginners level to advance level .Talented students are provided opportunities to participate in the dance productions and stages shows of Abhinaya. Sneha also encourages and prepares the students for competitions,solo performances in order to build their confidence. Certificate of appreciation will be given for students who completes a level or an year in Abhinaya Tanzschule.

What does Abhinaya mean?

Abhinaya means an art of expression in Indian Dance derived from Bharatha`s Natya Shastra (an ancient Indian Treatise on performing arts) etymologically it derives from Sanskrit Abhi-towards+ naya – leading. (leading the audience towards a sentiment) its is a medium of presentation by which one can convey one`s ideas and the feelings to others by means of hand gestures, mime, facial expression and movements of the body.The four Ingredients of Abhinaya.. Angika Abhinaya – Expression by movements of the body,Vachika Abhinaya – Expression carried out by speech, Aharya Abhinaya- Expression carried out with costume, Sattvika Abhinaya- the dancer expressing joys and sorrows of the character that she portrays.

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प्रेक्षकानां प्रमोदाय प्रीतये परमात्मनः |
कुर्मस्स्वचित्तशुद्ध्यर्थं चिद्रसाभिनयं वयम् ||

To gladden the spectators, to gain the love of the Supreme Lord and to
cleanse our own-self, we do the ABHINAYA, which is filled with the
eternal rasa.

महानटसमारम्भां भरताचार्यमध्यमाम् |
अस्मदाचार्यपर्यन्तां वन्दे गुरुपरम्पराम् ||

I bow down to the Guruparampara, which was divinely started by
mahaanaTa (i.e., Shiva), was continued by Bharatamuni and has come
down up to my own guru.

Shlokas © Abhinaya. Written by our friend, scholar, guru Arjun Bharadwaj.

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Sneha Bharadwaj has a innovative and impressive repertoire of performance with presentation ofNeo-Bharathanatyam – The Bharathanatyam and fusion dance segments are tribute to the past with vision of the future yet rooted and maintaining the purity of the classical contextNeo-Classical – Is a presentation with various other classical dance forms like Kathak, Kuchipudi also Bharathanatyam with Karnas,charis from Natya Shastra. Students will also be introduced to Neo-Classical and Neo-Bharathanatyam and folk dance of India during there intensive Bharathanatyam training.