Master Class

Revathi Raga Thillana

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.

Sancharad Adhara

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.

Thillana | Composition of Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma

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

Pasyathi Dishi Dishi

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 .

Lalitha Lavanga

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.

Learn Payalia Tarana

Payaliya Tarana

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.

kathakali Poothana Moksham

Poothana Moksham

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.

Smitha Rajan in Mohiniyattam Costume

Varnam Suma Sayaka

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.

Vahathi Malaya Samire

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.

Om Jayanti Mangala Kali

Om Jayanti Mangala Kali

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.

Dr. Neena Prasad teaching mohiniyattam to a Frenchman, Thomas Vo Van Tao

Ananda Bhairavi Swarajathi

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.

Rajashree Warrier

Navarasa Kauthwam

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.

Pralaya Payodhi Jale

Lord Krishna’s ten avatars and their effect on human and natural life explained and Demonstrated by Guru Dr. Pali Chandra. Dashavatar is the 1st prabandh of Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda, were explained through dance Interpretations, teaching and Kathak Performance. In this song, pralaya payodhi jale (Jaya Jagadeesha Hare), she shows a range of choreographic moves inspired by her reading of the Natyasastra and the Abhinaya Darpana.

Virachita Chaadu Vachana

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.

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