All Classes

Herein lies NatyaSutra’s comprehensive catalog of lessons available. A plethora of indigenous art forms is accessible in this section.

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Odissi Beginners Lessons

Vidushi Sujata Mohapatra

Sujata Mohapatra gives an overview of Odissi Beginners Lessons. It contains decades of knowledge imparted by her mentor, Padma Vibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.

Intermediate Lessons

Guru Dr Pali Chandra

This class represents the second stage in the online Kathak series offered Guru Pali Chandra. This is a continuation of the beginner’s Kathak course available on NatyaSutraOnline.

Thillana

Smitha Rajan

Thillana represents the firth item of a Mohiniyattam performance. This is an original composition of Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma and this dance video tutorial has been shortened by Smitha Rajan

Poothana Moksham

Margi Vijayakumar

Poothana Moksham Kathakali Master Class by Shri Margi Vijayakumar. It showcases the attainment of moksha or liberation of Poothana, a demoness sent to slay Lord Krishna.

Sivoham

Rama Vaidyanathan

Rama Vaidyanathan explores the omnipresence of Lord Shiva in this Bharatanatyam composition. His guidance, strength, and perseverance are integral to his believers.

Bhogeendra Sayinam

Dr Rajashree Warrier

Learn Bharatanatyam composition Bhogeendra Sayinam, a tribute to Lord Vishnu, seated atop the serpent Anantha or Adi Sesha. This Swati Tirunal Kriti was choreographed, presented and demonstrated by Dr. Rajashree Warrier

Thiruvempavai

Rama Vaidyanathan

Bharatanatyam teachings and perfromance by Rama Vaidyanathan. Each part of Thiruvempavai is individually introduced, beginning with detailed explanations and teachings by the Rama Vaidyanathan. These are followed by demonstrations from the Guru and a complete performance at the end.

Yennadaina

Rama Vaidyanathan

The Yennadaina Bharatanatyam composition by Rama Vaidyanathan is a tale of an exasperated heroine at the end of her wits. Our fearless protagonist stands up to the object of her adoration, Lord Krishna, as she yearns to be the sole object of his attention.

Sri Chakra Raja...

Smitha Rajan

It is an ode to Goddess Lalithambika. This keerthana is performed by Smitha Rajan, the granddaughter of Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma.

ANGIKA : Bharatanatyam Methods and Beyond

Dr Rajashree Warrier

Dr. Rajashree Warrier focuses on how a student must interpret and elaborate the teachings of Abhinaya Darpana . The student witnesses hand movements, gestures, esoteric techniques, expressions, placement, and detailed revision of every essential Bharatanatyam skill required to excel in this field.

Revathi Raga Thillana

Dr Neena Prasad

Dr. Neena Prasad offers detailed analysis, demonstration, and advice on how students must appropriately approach Revati Raga in this Mohiniyattam Thillana. Demonstrations followed by lectures and explanations are the format followed in this course. The different movements of the dancer in the Thillana, the adavus, korvais, and mudras, are carefully explained.

The Divine Cowherd

Rama Vaidyanathan

Rama Vaidyanathan takes us on a special Bharatanatyam journey through the dual roles of Lord Krishna on Earth. On one hand, we are protected by his divine aura, while on the other, he is a relatable cowherd.

Cholkettu

Smitha Rajan

Cholkettu, the invocation rituals in mohiniyattam presented by Smitha Rajan. This carnatic composition pays homage to Sri Parvathi-Parameshwara and Devi Saraswathi. The learning of the Cholkettu represents a crucial epoch in a dancer's journey

Kuchipudi Beginners Lessons

Sreelakshmy Govardhanan

Sreelakshmy Govardhanan introduces the viewer to her journey in Kuchipudi. She received these under the tutelage of the legendary Guru Pasumarthy Rattaiah Sarma.

Padam Kanden Shyamala

Smitha Rajan

Smitha Rajan takes us on a mystical journey in this Mohiniyattam performance. Composed by her legendary grandmother, Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma, this padam Kanden Shyamala traces the bliss of encountering a divine being.

Madhurashtakam

Rama Vaidyanathan

This Bharatanatyam DanceLessons by Rama Vaidyanathan is subdivided into nine sections. Each part of Madhura ashtakam is individually introduced, beginning with detailed explanations by the teacher. Every word of the original verse is carefully explained. These are followed by demonstrations from the Guru and a complete performance.

Thumri - Dagar Chalat

Guru Dr Pali Chandra

This Kathak online class by Guru Pali Chandra introduces a new Thumri Dagar Chalat, originally written by the legendary Guru Bindadin Maharaj of the Lucknow Gharana. Thumri's individual components - Shabdarth, Vyakhyarth, Sthayi bhav and Sanchari bhav are explained in detail.

Lament to the Birds

Rama Vaidyanathan

Rama Vaidyanathan introduces us to the despair of a lover in this Bharatanatyam composition. Our heroine involves the birds in the sky, and this piece focusses on her lamentations to them over her treatment by her divine lover.

Pushpanjali and Alarippu

Rama Vaidyanathan

Pushpanjali is a divine offering of flowers that is a mark of respect to the Gods, one's teachers and those who are witnessing the recital. Alarippu is a reference to the flowering bud, which utilizes every part of the artist's body. Rama Vaidyanathan guides us through its intricacies.

Thumri Kanha Main...

Guru Dr Pali Chandra

Let us bring to life the eternal bond between Lord Krishna and Radha through an age old classic Kanha Main Tose Haari... Learn the storytelling techniques, performance-related pointers and the nuances of this choreography using three arms of Kathak - Kavit, Thumri and Gat-bhav.

Aduvum Solluvaal

Dr Rajashree Warrier

Learn Tamil Padam Aduvum Solluvaal demonstrated by Dr.Rajashree Warrier, set in Raga Sourashtram. This is a creation of Vaideeswarankoil Subbarama Iyer and is among his most famous works.

Varnam Suma Sayaka

Smitha Rajan

Mohniyattam artiste Guru Smitha Rajan guides the students through the concept and central theme of the Suma Sayaka Varnam, individual components of each part, and elaborates on the performance's technical aspects. This class also contains a complete performance and msuic/ audio download of the composition.

Om Jayanti Mangala Kali

Guru Dr Pali Chandra

Om Jayanti Mangala Kali is a special prayer in honor of Goddess Durga. Guru Pali Chandra presents the fortifying power of the Goddess, an amalgamation designed by a host of divine beings.

Beginners Lessons

Guru Dr Pali Chandra

These classes are for absolute beginners to Kathak. Guru Pali Chandra aims at establishing the foundation among her disciples, and nudge them onto the path of becoming a full-fledged Kathak dancer.

Payaliya Tarana

Guru Dr Pali Chandra

Learn Payalia Tarana Online, a Kathak Composition by Guru Pali Chandra. This composition, Payaliya Jhankar Mori is a combination of Hindu and Persian cultures. A thumri is introduced at the beginning of this Tarana.

कथक शिक्षण ऑनलाइन

Guru Dr Pali Chandra

गुरु पाली चंद्रा के मार्गदर्शन से जाने कथक को ऑनलाइन। अत्याधुनिक विकल्पों तथा नवीनतम तकनीकों से रचना की गई है इस ऑनलाइन कार्यक्रम को जो कथक की नृत्य शैली को सीखने और जानने की प्रबल इच्छा रखते हैं।

Navarasa Kauthwam

Dr Rajashree Warrier

Revisit the Navarasas, Nine Emotions that drive our day-to-day lives. Guru Rajashree Warrier’s original Bharatnatyam composition delves into the secrets of the human psyche. The ‘Navarasa Kauthwam’ is a dancer's exploration of the factors that influence every human's journey on Earth. The entire composition, with detailed lessons and a downloadable track, is exclusively available at NatyaSutraOnline.

Ananda Bhairavi Swarajathi

Dr Neena Prasad

Dr. Neena Prasad's teachings commence with an overview of the Swarajathi, elaborating upon its various facets. The Guru then teaches the students the Ananda Bhairavi Swarajathi, individual components of each part, and elaborates on the performance's technical aspects. This class simplifies the teaching process for learners by providing a complete version of the composition and student demonstrations for better understanding.

Ardhanareeswara Ashtakam

Rama Vaidyanathan

Rama Vaidyanathan explores the duality of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, with a Bharatanatyam composition on their legendary form, the Ardhanareeswara.

Saddu Madalu

Rama Vaidyanathan

Learn bharatanatyam composition by Rama Vaidyanathan set in Kalyani Raga and Adi tala, Saddu Madalu Bedavo Rangayya.... This padam focuses on an interaction between a gopika and Lord Krishna. The former requests the divine being to stop playing his flute at middle of the night and not to invite trouble by waking others.


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