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.
Learn Begum Akhtar's famous Ghazal Woh Jo Hum Mein Tum Mein Qarar Tha. Kathak maestro Guru Dr Pali Chandra guides students through the various layers of this composition, exploring Begum’s nuanced take on love that is mature enough to accept not being acknowledged.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Sri Sakala Ganadhipa Palaya Mam Anisham is a beautiful composition Choreographed by Sreelakshmy Govardhanan and composed by Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna. Set in Adi Tala, Arabhi Raga, each part of this composition is well explained by the teacher, and also it includes student demonstrations for better understanding.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Dr Deepti Omchery Bhalla presents a new lecture series dedicated to Lord Ganesha in his child form. The popular ‘Bala Ganapathy’ of the Indian pantheon is majestically rendered in this work titled as ‘Paithal Ganapathy’.
Bharatanatyam exponent Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan presents an exclusive lecture series that focuses on a Thillana, originally attributed to legendary Carnatic violinist Padma Bhushan Lalgudi Jayaraman. Available only on natysutra online.
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.
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.
Sujata Mohapatra gives an overview of Odissi Beginners Lessons. It contains decades of knowledge imparted by her mentor, Padma Vibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.
Rama Vaidyanathan explores the duality of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, with a Bharatanatyam composition on their legendary form, the Ardhanareeswara.
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.
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.
It is an ode to Goddess Lalithambika. This keerthana is performed by Smitha Rajan, the granddaughter of Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma.
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.
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.
Sreelakshmy Govardhanan introduces the viewer to her journey in Kuchipudi. She received these under the tutelage of the legendary Guru Pasumarthy Rattaiah Sarma.
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.
Rama Vaidyanathan explores the omnipresence of Lord Shiva in this Bharatanatyam composition. His guidance, strength, and perseverance are integral to his believers.
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.
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।
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.
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
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.
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.
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