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 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.