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Bharata Nrityam

Bharata Nrityam represents the confluence of the Marga technique of Natya Sastra and the Desi technique of South India, namely Bharata Natyam. It is a style evolved and popularized by Guru Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, who, through her research has revived, reconstructed and brought into practice the 108 Nritta Karanas of Natya Sastra that had gone into oblivion for nearly 600 years, and synthesized them into the existing system of Bharata Natyam. She, thus, created a unique style which has given a new dimension to the art of Indian Classical Dance.

The characteristic features of this style is the gentle swaying of the hips, the serpentine movements of the arms, the extended throw of the legs and aerial leaps and spins of the Nritta Karanas, along with the straight lines and angularity of the Adavus of Bharata Natyam. Doubly enriched thus, it becomes adaptable from absolute classical to the folk, with ease.

The training methodology is also in keeping with the pedagogic technique prescribed in the Natya Sastra. The systematic training of the major (the Angas) and minor limbs,(Upangas), with their relevant slokas and exercises is executed, moving on to adavus, sthanas, charis, nritta hastas , karanas , mandalas and angaharas, along with theory.

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