Bharatnatyam Dance Class In Mumbai

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Bharatanatyam, a pre-eminent Indian classical dance form is one of the oldest classical dance forms of India it is regarded as mother of many other Indian classical dance forms.

‘Bharata’ and Natyam’ where ‘Natyam in Sanskrit means dance and ‘Bharata’ is a mnemonic comprising ‘bha’, ‘ra’ and ‘ta’ which respectively means ‘bhava’ that is emotion and feelings; ‘raga’ that is melody; and ‘tala’ that is rhythm. So the word refers to a dance form where bhava, raga and tala are expressed by an Individual, The dance is accompanied by music and a singer, it is based on sign language and gestures of hand, eyes and facial expressions.

Bharatnatyam is an Indian Classical Dance form . A major genre of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu. Bharatnatyam expresses Hindu religious themes and spiritual ideas. Originally a solo dance performed only by women, it initiated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu and eventually flourished in South India. Accompanists is mostly the guru who directs and conducts the performance.

bharatanatyam classes in mumbai
bharatanatyam classes in mumbai

In modern adaptations, Bharata Natyam dance troupes may involve many dancers which play specific characters of a story, creatively choreographed to ease the interpretation and expand the experience by the audience


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Bharatanatyam, like all major classical Indian dance forms, follows the three categories of performance in the Natya Shastra. These are  Nritta (Nirutham),  Nritya (Niruthiyam) and Natya (Natyam).

  • The Nritta performance is abstract, fast and rhythmic aspect of the dance. This part of the repertoire has no interpretative aspect, no telling of story. It is a technical performance, and aims to engage the senses (prakriti) of the audience.
  • The Nritya is slower and expressive aspect of the dance that attempts to communicate feelings, storyline particularly with spiritual themes in Hindu dance traditions. In a nritya, the dance-acting expands to include silent expression of words through gestures and body motion set to musical notes. The actor articulates a legend or a spiritual message. This part of a Bharatanatyam repertoire is more than sensory enjoyment, it aims to engage the emotions and mind of the viewer
  • The Natyam is a play, typically a team performance,but can be acted out by a solo performer where the dancer uses certain standardized body movements to indicate a new character in the underlying story. A Natya incorporates the elements of a Nritya.


The traditional Bharatanatyam performance follows a seven-part order of presentation. This set of items are called ‘Margam’

  1. Alarippu
  2. Jatiswaram

  3. Shabdam

  4. Varnam

  5. Padam

  6. Thillana

  7. Attire


About Bharatanatyam Instructor Maya G

Bharatnatyam Dance Class In Mumbai

An established danseuse of the Indian classical dance style Bharatha Natyam, Maya has grown into a connoisseur of the art by following her passion since the tender age of four. She has the unique distinction of having performed her Arangetram (1st public performance) at the young age of nine. Thereafter, she has had to her credit over a hundred performances across the country in a career spanning nearly three and half decades…. Read More…


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