Repertoire

Repertoire

6 Seasons

The Repertoire will include a Margam in the first series and subsequently include other choreography that has made its way onto the stage in Bharatanatyam performances. All the work will be choreographed by Rukmini Vijayakumar. The Repertoire is structured in such a way that it goes from basic and essential to explorative. Please work your way through the repertoire from the beginning in order to assimilate and understand the intent of the Raadha Kalpa method. The Repertoire section will be supplemented by live video streaming classes periodically. The release of new choreography will be paced such that students have enough time to work on the previous choreography.

The Margam in todays performance arena has changed substantially to include many other types of choreography. The Margam that we will first introduce will consist of a Pushpanjali, a Saraswati stuti, a Varnam, Padam and Tillana. Very often dancers choose to dance a Kautvam, Mallari or Allaripu as the invocatory piece. The Varnam is also often substituted by other work in a similar format. The other structures of choreography will be introduced after the first Margam is completed.

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Repertoire
  • Pushpanjali

    Episode 1

    Pushpanjali
    Raaga: Aarabhi
    Aditala
    Composer: Dr Balamuralikrishna
    Choreography: Rukmini Vijayakumar

    The Pushpanjali is choreographed with many rhythmic layers. You will have an appending document that you can download to understand the Rhythm clearly.

    There is an added verse from the Ganesha P...

  • Pushpanjali: Introduction

    Episode 2

    The introduction to the Pushpanjali

    Raga : Aarabhi
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Dr Balamuralikrishna

    The Pushpanjali will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Pushpanjali is traditionally an invocatory piece that is placed at the beginning of a Bharatanatyam performance. Push...

  • Pushpanjali: Part 1

    Episode 3

    The introduction to the Pushpanjali

    Raga : Aarabhi
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Dr Balamuralikrishna

    The Pushpanjali will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Pushpanjali is traditionally an invocatory piece that is placed at the beginning of a Bharatanatyam performance. Push...

  • Pushpanjali: Part 2

    Episode 4

    The introduction to the Pushpanjali

    Raga : Aarabhi
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Dr Balamuralikrishna

    The Pushpanjali will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Pushpanjali is traditionally an invocatory piece that is placed at the beginning of a Bharatanatyam performance. Push...

  • Pushpanjali: Part 3

    Episode 5

    The introduction to the Pushpanjali

    Raga : Aarabhi
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Dr Balamuralikrishna

    The Pushpanjali will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Pushpanjali is traditionally an invocatory piece that is placed at the beginning of a Bharatanatyam performance. Push...

  • Pushpanjali: Part 4

    Episode 6

    The introduction to the Pushpanjali

    Raga : Aarabhi
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Dr Balamuralikrishna

    The Pushpanjali will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Pushpanjali is traditionally an invocatory piece that is placed at the beginning of a Bharatanatyam performance. Push...

  • Pushpanjali: Part 5

    Episode 7

    The introduction to the Pushpanjali

    Raga : Aarabhi
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Dr Balamuralikrishna

    The Pushpanjali will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Pushpanjali is traditionally an invocatory piece that is placed at the beginning of a Bharatanatyam performance. Push...

  • Pushpanjali: Part 6

    Episode 8

    The introduction to the Pushpanjali

    Raga : Aarabhi
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Dr Balamuralikrishna

    The Pushpanjali will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Pushpanjali is traditionally an invocatory piece that is placed at the beginning of a Bharatanatyam performance. Push...

  • Pushpanjali: Part 7

    Episode 9

    The introduction to the Pushpanjali

    Raga : Aarabhi
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Dr Balamuralikrishna

    The Pushpanjali will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Pushpanjali is traditionally an invocatory piece that is placed at the beginning of a Bharatanatyam performance. Push...

  • Pushpanjali: Part 8

    Episode 10

    Raga : Aarabhi
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Dr Balamuralikrishna

    The Pushpanjali will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Pushpanjali is traditionally an invocatory piece that is placed at the beginning of a Bharatanatyam performance. Pushpanjali, literally means a hand fil...

  • Pushpanjali: Part 9

    Episode 11

    The last instruction video for the Pushpanjali.

    Raga : Aarabhi
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Dr Balamuralikrishna

    The Pushpanjali will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Pushpanjali is traditionally an invocatory piece that is placed at the beginning of a Bharatanatyam perf...