Abhinaya

Indischer Tanz

Our Pedagogy, Training dancers in technique is great and virtuosity can wow the audience, but if it doesn’t touch or make the audience feel something it seems the performance has lost its purpose.

Train With Abhinaya

Abhinaya Indischer Tanz imparts training in Bharatanatyam, BharataNrityam with occasional training in Kathak, Semi-Classical and folk dance. The knowledge we attain in classical art is not for us to keep. It is our duty and responsibility to carry it forward. This is the fundamental core of tradition – the continuum cycle of knowledge transfer that has withstood the test of time.

“Every time I step into the classroom I think about how many hundreds of years this art has prevailed – through wars, bloodshed, regime changes, oppression, migration,and globalization. While the art has certainly suffered, it’s still here. And now across oceans and continents, the depth of classical art has survived it all.” –  Sneha Bharadwaj

Our Pedagogy, Training dancers in technique is great and virtuosity can wow the audience, but if it doesn’t touch or make the audience feel something it seems the performance has lost its purpose. It’s great to have dancers who come with open hearts, Dance was indeed since ages a means to express our deepest feelings and desires, it was before we could speak a means to educate and communicate. Besides following the pedagogy of the ancient Indian Dramaturgy “NatyaShastra” we also bring in the Kinaesthetic method into Abhinaya classes, intelligence literature from Gardner (knowing your body and its possibilities to convey an idea, express emotion through your body), Emotional intelligence from Gardner, Goleman, Salovey & Mayer opens plenty of opportunities to understand emotions analyze and project them accurately so that the public emphasizes the story at a deeper level.

Bharatanatyam

Bharatanatyam is one of the most popular and widely practiced classical dance styles of India, with sculptural evidence dating back nearly 5000 years, Bharatanatyam‘s roots go back to the temples of South India.The dance has travelled from temples to courts to proscenium stage. It has retained its characteristic devotional component, expression of human emotions, and stylized storytelling. Originally performed only by female soloists, Bharatanatyam is now performed by male and female soloists as well as ensembles all over the world. In its present form, Bharatanatyam is approximately 200 years old, and continues to evolve as a “living” performance art.The classical dance form “Bharatanatyam” is a profound synthesis of aesthetics, philosophy, sculpture, movements, poetry and literature…The Art form is a mirror for ethics, laws, and the functioning of the society of the today and the past. It gathers all these strands and sets them in motion.

Bharatanatyam

Bharatanatyam is one of the most popular and widely practiced classical dance styles of India, with sculptural evidence dating back nearly 5000 years, Bharatanatyam‘s roots go back to the temples of South India.The dance has travelled from temples to courts to proscenium stage. It has retained its characteristic devotional component, expression of human emotions, and stylized storytelling. Originally performed only by female soloists, Bharatanatyam is now performed by male and female soloists as well as ensembles all over the world. In its present form, Bharatanatyam is approximately 200 years old, and continues to evolve as a “living” performance art.The classical dance form “Bharatanatyam” is a profound synthesis of aesthetics, philosophy, sculpture, movements, poetry and literature…The Art form is a mirror for ethics, laws, and the functioning of the society of the today and the past. It gathers all these strands and sets them in motion.

BharathaNrityam/ Marga Nritta

BharathaNrityam/ Marga Nritta Indian Dramaturgy “Natya Shastra” author Bharatha`s technique is called “Marga Nritta ”,This common Marga Style with all its aspects co-existed with the respective regional styles called Desi, In the post-Indian independence period, these regional dances got categorized as classical and folk based on the development of the pedagogy and the sophistication of the technique.”Marga Nritta” has an authentic codification of the technical nuances besides the added advantage of the sculptural documentation of the same technique in many temples. Making the information unambiguous and precise. Nritta Karanas is an important dance technique detailed in the Marga Discipline. Bharatha’s Marga was the only grammar till the 8th and 9th Century, From the 10th Century, Desi Karanas came into existence. An amalgamation of Desi style with the Marga was from the 10th Century onwards.

BharathaNrityam/ Marga Nritta

BharathaNrityam/ Marga Nritta Indian Dramaturgy “Natya Shastra” author Bharatha`s technique is called “Marga Nritta ”,This common Marga Style with all its aspects co-existed with the respective regional styles called Desi, In the post-Indian independence period, these regional dances got categorized as classical and folk based on the development of the pedagogy and the sophistication of the technique.”Marga Nritta” has an authentic codification of the technical nuances besides the added advantage of the sculptural documentation of the same technique in many temples. Making the information unambiguous and precise. Nritta Karanas is an important dance technique detailed in the Marga Discipline. Bharatha’s Marga was the only grammar till the 8th and 9th Century, From the 10th Century, Desi Karanas came into existence. An amalgamation of Desi style with the Marga was from the 10th Century onwards.

Semi Classical

Bollywood dance moves is a familiar sight around the globe. But what is the symbolism of the gestures, footwork, and costumes?? Was it drawn from classical Indian dance styles? Well, Originally, Bollywood dancing drew inspiration from Indian classical dance styles; Mughal influenced dances of historic northern Indian courtesans and various folk dances from all over India. With the blend of Western cultural influences on Indian society, the newer Indian cinemas feature dances that clearly show a blend of Classical dance and western dance style which is now the Bollywood dance. Abhinaya Semi-Classical Choreography is an effort to recreate the style of older movies, where the choreography was primarily modeled on Indian classical and folk dance styles.

Semi Classical

Bollywood dance moves is a familiar sight around the globe. But what is the symbolism of the gestures, footwork, and costumes?? Was it drawn from classical Indian dance styles? Well, Originally, Bollywood dancing drew inspiration from Indian classical dance styles; Mughal influenced dances of historic northern Indian courtesans and various folk dances from all over India. With the blend of Western cultural influences on Indian society, the newer Indian cinemas feature dances that clearly show a blend of Classical dance and western dance style which is now the Bollywood dance. Abhinaya Semi-Classical Choreography is an effort to recreate the style of older movies, where the choreography was primarily modeled on Indian classical and folk dance styles.

 

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