This collection contains seven Rajasthani dances.
Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance of Rajasthan, performed by the women folk who are clad in veils and flowing dresses called “ghaghra”. It was ranked 4th in the list of "Top 10 local dances around the world" in 2013. The word ghoomna describes the twirling movement of the dancers and is the basis of the word ghoomar.
Chari dance is prominent amonst Gujjar and Saini community of Kishangarh and Ajmer in Rajasthan. Chari dance is a female group dance and is performed at marriage celebrations, on the birth of a male child and during festivals. Dancers carry flaming pots on their heads, without giving any support with their hands, while performing graceful movements with their limbs and hips.
Chakri Dance is performed in almost all the marriages and festivals in the Haroti region of Rajasthan. Chakri translates to “Chakkar” in Hindi and Circle in English, and the highlight of the dance is the circular motion of the dancers sitting on their knees, twirling round and round in circles, with their skirts in constant flare to the rhythmic beats of the “Nagara”.
The popular folk song, "Pallo Lat Ke", depicts the emotional disputes between the bride and the bridegroom, during the occasion of their wedding.
Kalbelia or Kabeliya is one of the most famous dance forms of Rajasthan, performed by a tribe of the same name. The Kalbeliya tribes are nomads and are traditional serpent charmers. Hence, the dance movements and the costumes bear a resemblance to that of the serpents. Both men and women participate in the dance.
Holiya Me Ude Re Gulal... is a Rajasthani folk dance that exalts the celebration of the Indian festival of colours, Holi.
Tarazu symbolises the equilibrium that the people of Rajasthan maintain in all aspects of their life. Be it the sun baked sands of the desert or the coolness inside the mud huts, the people of Rajasthan does a balancing act, which strikes a harmonious blend with Mother Nature.
Learn the nuances of Javali Abhinaya in Kuchipudi by Sreelakshmy Govardhanan. Ekkadunnavu Naa Chakkani Swami, by Carnatic legend Mysore Sadashiva Rao, empowers the student to delve into this timeless piece's intricate choreography, rhythmic complexities, and dynamic storytelling. Join the course to get a deep understanding of the ethos of this dance composition.
Vahathi Malaya Sameere (Thava Virahe Vanamali), focuses on Lord Krishna's lamentation over the pain of separation from Radha. portrays Krishna's distress amidst the usually comforting elements of nature. Guru Pali Chandra skillfully brings this timeless composition to a modern audience while balancing Jayadeva's Vrindavan with contemporary nuances.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Guru Dr Pali Chandra reveals Radha being uplifted by her Sakhi before her union with Lord Krishna in Mugde Madhu Madhanam, the 20th prabandh of Jayadeva's Gita Govinda in Kathak. Through Explanations, Interpretations, Teaching and Performance, she shows a range of choreographic moves inspired by her reading of Natyasastra and Abhinaya Darpana.
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.
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.
Guru Dr Pali Chandra shows how the varied moods and madness of Radha in the 12th prabandh, song Pashyati Dishi Dishi (Natha Hare Jagannatha Hare), of Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda can be presented in Kathak. Through Explanations, Interpretations, Teaching and Performance, she shows a range of choreographic moves, inspired by her reading of Natyasastra and Abhinaya Darpana, and also suggests improvisations .
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.
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.
Guru Dr Pali Chandra pays homage to Radha’s depiction of Lord Krishna’s mesmerising form in the Sancharad Adhara (Rase Harimiha), the 5th prabandh of Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda in Kathak. Through Explanations, Interpretations, Teaching and Performance, she shows a range of choreographic moves inspired by her reading of Natyasastra and Abhinaya Darpana.
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.
The effect of the spring season on humans, Nature and divine beings were described in the Lalitha Lavanga (Viharathi Haririha), the 3rd prabandh of Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda in Kathak. Through Explanations, Interpretations, Teaching and Performance, Pali Chandra shows a range of choreographic moves inspired by her reading of Natyashastra and Abhinaya Darpana.
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 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.
Learn a unique composition in the Mohiniyattam tradition, AdikeshavaNrityaPrabandham. This centuries old composition was taught, explained, demonstrated and performed by Dr DeeptiOmcheryBhalla for online students of Natyasutra. This choreography, which pays homage to Adikeshava, the principal deity of the Thiruvattar Adikeshava Perumal Temple in the Kanyakumari district, is a notable piece set to the Tukka raga and Chembada Tala.
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.