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Established in 1996, our Dance School conducts classes every week for age groups between 5 yrs - 60 yrs of age. Whether you are a child, teenager, housewife or a working professional, there is something for EVERYBODY here !  Regular classes are offered in Kathak , Bharathanatyam & Natyashastra.

The school provides an environment with all amenities including two world-class dance studios located in the cultural hub of the city - Basavanagudi, South Bangalore.

Abhinava Dance School is endorsed by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as an institute meeting the international standards for Guru-shishya training in dance & has opened scholarships for foreign students who wish to learn at the institution.

Dance Styles

Kathak

Kathak - The major classical dances of northern India derives its name from Katha – story telling & features graceful gestures, vibrant footwork & breathtaking pirouettes. It is the only Indian dance form that combines influences of both Hindu and Islamic cultures. It is a dance of communication reflecting the total philosophy of life. It adheres to tradition while evolving in new dimensions.

Bharathanatyam

Bharathanatyam is one of the oldest classical dances that evolved as a devotional dance in South Indian Temples. This art was handed down over the centuries as a vital, dynamic, living tradition of India. It is now a highly cultivated art that integrates music, theatre, poetry, sculpture. and literature. 

Natyashastra

Natyashastra is the encyclopaedia on performing arts that has governed the laws of aesthetics in dance music painting sculpture poetics & iconography for the entire Indian subcontinent and has also exerted its influence on Chinese, Balinese, Indonesian, Japanese & Greek theatre.

Courses

KATHAK

A holistic learning program that includes knowledge on the origin, history, traditional techniques and their creative adaptations

 Course Content:

* Understanding of power, grace, style, rhythm, recitation, body alignment balance.

* Inter connectedness between movement and emotions.

* Techniques drawn from the expertise of various masters who have contributed to the Art form.

* Understand detailing in movements and nuances required to be a good performer. 

To Enroll for Kathak Classes :

Contact : meghabhaskaradc@gmail.com 

BHARATHANATYAM

The program focuses on the development of the physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, social and cultural aspects of the dance form.

  Course Content:

* Awareness on of the rich background of stories and embedded philosophies.

* Channelizing energy for skill enhancement and enjoyment

* Develop imagination and creativity in expression

* Develop nuances required to be a good performer

To Enroll for Bharathanatyam classes :

Contact : smruthi@abhinavadancecompany.com

SHORT TERM PROGRAM IN NATYASHASTRA

This uniquely designed program connects the building blocks of Indian Dance as prescribed in the ‘Natyashastra’   - an encyclopaedia containing the literature on Theatre Art.

The course content is based on a special pedagogy extracted from the findings of the research conducted by eminent scholar and master practitioner Dr. Padmasubramaniam. He has revived, reconstructed and re-created movement vocabularies from the scripture to effectively translate to students across the world. The program structure includes a combination of theory, demonstration and practical sessions.

 

To Enroll for Natyashastra Workshops :

Contact : smruthi@abhinavadancecompany.com 

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS

We offer dance workshops during our International tours designed for dancers to develop techniques drawn from our knowledge systems.

To book workshops by Nirupama and Rajendra inbox : smruthi@abhinavadancecompany.com

Faculty

Shweta Karthik Faculty View Profile
Naveen Hegde Faculty View Profile
Shrividya N Bharadwaj Faculty View Profile
Ashwin J Prabhath Faculty View Profile
Rohini S Prabhath Faculty View Profile
Vishruthi Acharya Faculty View Profile

Visiting Faculty

Ragini Chandran
Creative Movements
Harshitha Venugopal
Kathak
Indu Ramdas
Bharathanatyam

Special Activities

Chitraranga :

Films have interesting stories to tell. To bring forth a deeper understanding of performing arts, Abhinava conducts this quarterly activity which entails the screening a variety of excerpts from films led by Shatavadhani Dr. Ganesh. These sessions throw light on various aspects of choreography, music, story concepts and play of emotions. 

Interested to watch Chitraranga along with ADC? 

email : indu@abhinavadancecompany.com

Milan :

We have a special way of welcoming our new students into experiencing the world of classical dance and knowledge through a creative entertainment program - “ Milan” - A cultural event put together by faculty members and the senior dancers of ADC. 

Rangapravesha

Sep 2017 :
Vishruthi Acharya
August 2017 :
Deepa Devasena
May 2017 :
Shrividya N Bharadwaj

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