Bharatanatyam being the oldest and purest form of Indian classical dance is a combination of music, expression and rythm. The two facets of Indian dance, the Tandava (vigorous) and the Lasya (gentle), blend beautifully in Bharatanatyam. It encompasses all the elements of dance ,drama and spiritually elevates the audience. Bharatanatyam is poetry in motion and all the cognate element of Bhava, Raga and Tala reveal themselves as all in one.
|3.||Basic Thattadavus - stamping of feet|
|4.||Nattadavus - Introduction of stretches|
|5.||Mandi Adavus - sitting adavus|
|6.||Paraval Adavus - Space covering adavus|
|7.||Hastha Mudras - Hand Gestures|
|8.||Alarippu & Jatisvaram - the first two items in a margam.|
A disciple of renowned Guru K.J Sarasa, Srekala Bharath is a passionate dancer , an ingenious choreographer and an inspirational teacher of international repute. Srekala started dancing at the tender age of seven with her inimitable style, nimble footwork and exquisite abhinaya. She has created thematic presentations ranging from traditional classics to modern day concepts winning critical acclaim including the Kalamamani, Tamilnadu state, and the Bharata Rathnam from the Government of Sri Lanka.
Srekala is deeply committed to the exception development of her students enabling them to evolve as articles as they share in her creative journey at ‘Thejas’, an institution she founded that defines talent and continues to empower artistic expression in Chennai, India for over a decade.
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