A streaming on demand training program for Bharatanatyam. The program offers strength and conditioning, dance technique, repertoire and theory.
You will be able to stream and follow the strength and conditioning workouts to find balance, alignment and efficiency in your dance practice.
The alignment and adavu practice will offer generic corrections applicable to any style and help you find awareness in your movement practice.
The repertoire and sequencing will give you practice korwes, and Jathis, and also offer lessons in the rhythmic construct.
The program will also have guest lectures and lessons on theory of bharatanatyam that serve as tools applicable in the practice of bharatanatyam.
Video releases every two weeks.
The next playlist to follow . Try to use the length that you find in the 'flat backs' in the strength session while doing your Naatadavus. Take a break between adavus if necessary. Clarity is more important than speed.
This instructional video can be used in combination with any of the other flexibility videos or after a strength section has been practised. Do not practise this before a strength workout or just before practising dance.
This introduces the flat back and builds muscles in the back. It is recommended that you do this sequence after you lengthen your hamstrings to prevent your back from curving. It also introduces a lowering action on your quadriceps which will help build stronger legs.
This Adavu has a stretching action in the leg where the foot is flexed and the heel is placed on the floor. The alignment of the hip bones is important in this. The turn-out and stability in the Araimandi position of the dancer must have developed by the time he/she starts the Naatadavu.
The third Naatadavu stretches the leg out to the front. If you are unable to keep your back straight when doing this, please refer to the flexibility section and practice the tips for forward bends and try again.
If you are unable to get up from the Muzhumandi position on the beat in the 3rd speed, please revisit the leg strength exercises in the exercise section. Pay special attention to the side squats. Also practice the hip- opener exercises that are present in the flexibility section.
Keep your shoulders down when stretching your arms.
Keep the height of the arm that you are looking away from. It is common to let this arm go too far back or let it drop below shoulder height.
Keep your head straight when you look to the side.
Make sure you keep you...
This Jathi does not have an instructional video. The counts for all the Sarvalaghu Jathis are all in 4 counts primarily. There are small variations in this particular Jathi. Please watch the Tala Theory video after you learn the Jathi and try to analyse where the variations occur.