This course is created with an intent of having everyone to taste the pleasure of Bharatanatyam, with very little prior knowledge or experience with any of dance forms. This course is a sequel to my previous course – “Bharatnatyam (Indian classical dance form) for Beginners” and the course prepares you for your journey towards “Salangai Poojai”.
What is “Salangai Poojai”?
•Salangai Poojai is the first milestone of Bharatanatyam learning. Typically Salangai Poojai is the first performance of a student – Friends and Relatives are formally invited, Performance halls are booked and the student performs for different Bharatanatyam Dance items for 45 mins to 1 hour. The performance also involves dressing up in the traditional Bharatanatyam attire, wearing “Salangai” – i.e. the Bharatanatyam Anklets.
Over the lessons in this course, we will embark on a journey towards “Salangai Poojai”, where we will learn:
•Prepping our body for the style of Bharatanatyam: Basic steps to build the Rhythm and Coordination in the body
•Hasta Mudras or Hand movements
•Choreography 1: A Classical Dance piece on the Goddess of Wisdom – Saraswati Vandana!
•Choreography 1: Fusion of Bharatanatyam with western beats!
•Choreography 2: A Classical Prayer dance on Lord Ganesha!
By the end of this course (within a few weeks), you will be able to learn and skillfully perform 3 beautiful Bharatanatyam choreographies! And having learnt basics of Bharatanatyam through this course, you will be ready to move forward with the more advanced lessons in Bharatanatyam.
(Watch out for my advanced lessons in this series of Salangai Poojai – coming soon!) 🙂
So let’s begin! 🙂