This short course introduces participants to bharatanatyam (South Indian classical dance). You will discover how the dance interlinks your mind and movements, energises your body with dynamic flowing actions, and awakens awareness of your main chakra centres...
Through simple but profound actions you will taste the three layers of the temple art: nritta – rhythms, shapes and patterns; nritya – symbolic hand gestures; and natya – embodiment of the gods and goddesses.
Like yoga or martial arts, the dance involves the whole self in a moving meditation – from the soles of your feet to your fingertips and eyes. The dance is both poetic expression and quiet ritual.
Its ancient form guides us towards our centre, aligns our spine, activates our senses and calms our thoughts.
Please wear loose fitting clothes that will allow you to bend and squat: we dance in bare feet.