BHARATHANATYAM – SOUTH INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE SYLLABUS BASED ONANNAMALAI UNIVERSITYEXAMINATION (GRADE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME )
Bharatanatyam is a compound of two words, Bharata and Natyam. The term Bharata is believed to be named after the famous performance art sage to whom the ancient Natya Shastra is attributed. There is an alternative belief that the word Bharata is a mnemonic, consisting of "bha"–"ra"–"ta". According to this belief, bha stands for bhava (feelings, emotions), ra stands for raga (melody, framework for musical notes), and ta stands for tala (rhythm). The term Natya is a Sanskrit word for "dance". The compound word Bharatanatyam would thus connote a dance which harmoniously expresses "bhava, raga and tala".Bharatanatyam has also been called Sadir.Bharathanatyam is the classical dance of South India. Lotus KalaiKoodam provides the unique opportunity for students to learn classical dance for the convenience of their own flexible timing highly structured curriculum, a clear path for progression and certifications for completion. Level Certificates are given to our students. Salangaipooja and Arangetram also done.
is usually done when one has learnt Bharatanatyam for a few yrs and attained a good handle on talam. One is not allowed to wear their Salangai and perform until after the salangai pooja. On a Vijaya Dasami day, the family and friends get together at a temple, where in pooja is done for the new salangai and the guru offers the same to the student(s).Then, the students wear their salangai for the first time and present a mini recital, mostly without a varnam. In this day and age of buying the costume, jewelry and the salangai even before the children start classes, it makes sense to emphasize the value of a salangai pooja and why one needs to go through at least some formal study before wearing the salangai
Arangetram which comes from Arangam + etram. Arangam means a stage and etram means rising or climbing, thus arangetram literally means climbing the stage or reaching the stage. It refers to the graduation ceremony where the guru presents his or her pupil to the public. It traces its origins to the devdasi (temple dancer) tradition. Arangetram can be done for other Indian classical dance styles, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam and vocal and instruments like Mridangam, ghatam, and violin. the young dancer, the more opulent every aspect of the event — from invitations to costumes, to the invitees from high society, with the performer’s legitimacy shown by the presence of guru.
KALAKSHETRA STYLE - SOUTH INDIAN CARNATIC MUSIC
1. Bharathanatyam Basic Level Carnatic Music
2. Bharathanatyam Lower Level-(Tamilnadu goverment technical examination) & Annamalai university grade exam Grade-1 To Grade-8.
3. Bharathanatyam Higher Level-(Tamilnadu goverment technical examination)& Annamalai university grade exam Grade-1 To Grade-8.
4. Mohini Attam Dance
5. Folk Dance
6. Semi Classical Dance
ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY (GRADE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN BHARATHANATYAM) THEORY & PRACTICAL SYLLABUS
1) Students shall learn the following practical syllabus in their teacher’s style or ‘bani’.2) Students should know to present orally, the lessons that they have learnt. (Eg. Jathi, Arudhi, Raga, Tala, Composer name, Theme of the story etc.,)
Grade – I : Practical
1) Thattadavu2) Nattadavu3) Thattimettadavu4) Tateiteita (Paraval Adavu)5) Kuthithu mettadavu6) Tateitaha (Kuthadavu)7) TaTeiTam (Korvai Adavu)
Grade – II: Practical
1) Dhyana Slokam2) Asamyutha Hastha – s3) De vatha Hasta - s4) P a iychal or Paithal Adavu (Thatangutom)5) Mandi adavu6) Karthari adavu 7) Charukkal adavu8) Maguda Adavu / Thirmana Adavu (Thatin kina tom, Kita thaka tari kita tom).
Grade – III: Practical
1) Samyutha Hastha – s2) Dasavathara Hastha – s3) Pushpanjali – I4) Ganesa Kauthuvam – I5) Tamil Keerthanai – I6) Bharathiyar Song – I
Grade – IV: Practical
1) Jathi Hastas – S2) Navagraha Hastha – S3) Bhanthari Hasta – S4) Thisra Alaripu5) Jathiswaram – I6) Padam (or) Tamil Keerthani7) Adi tala Adavu - Ko rvai - S8) Thillana - 1
Grade – V: Practical
1) Siro Bhedam2) Greeva Bhedam3) Drushti Bhedam4) Misra Alarippu5) Thevaram – I or Thiruppaugazh – I6) Rupaka Thala adavu Ko rvai – S7) Tamil Song – I.
Grade – VI: Practical
1) Pada Bhedam2) Bramari Bhedam3) Mandala Bhedam4) Kauthuvam (Subramanyar or Natesa Kauthuvam)5) Jathiswaram - I6) Sabdham – I7) Tamil Padam - 1.
Grade – VII : Practical
1) Thiruppavai – I2) Virutham –I3) Kuravanji Nadanam (or) Kavadi Chindu – I4) Bhajan (Any one)5) Other Language Song – I (Annamachariyar or Purandara Dasar or Thygaraja Swamingal)
Grade – VII : Theory (Written Exam)
1) Angam, Prathyangam, Upangam2) Explanation for Adavu types3) Four types of Abhinaya – s4) Suladi Sapta Tala – s5) Loka Darmi, Na tiya Darmi6) Ashtavida Nayaki – s7) Thandavam, Lasyam8) Nayaka, Nayaki Bhedam
Grade – VIII : Practical
1) Mallari2) Kali Kauthuvam3) Sabdham – I4) Pada varnam – I (Traditional items; Tanjore Quartette, K.N. Dandayuthapani Pillai, Papanasam Shivan, and Traditional composer’s Padavarnam only) 5) Keertham or Tamil Padam – I6) Ashtapadi or Kavadi Chinthu – I7) Bhajan or Patriotic Song – I8) Thillana – I
Grade – VIII :Theory (Written Exam)
1) Development of Bharathanatyam till 20th century2) Indian Classical Dances3) Kuravanji Natakams4) Folk Dances of Tamil Nadu 5) Stage Settings, Decorations, Light and Sound, and Seating Arrangements of Accompanying artists
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