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Re-Accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade College with Potential for Excellence - UGC
Department of Bharathnatyam

img38_ 1687The Bachelor Degree Course in Bharathanatyam has been offered at this college from the Academic year 2002-2003 onwards. It was the College's first foray into the field of Fine Arts. Bharathanatyam, which is one of India's most prestigious classical dance forms, has its origin in the southern state of Tamilnadu. St.Teresa's college now offers its academic expertise in this field also.The course is intended to create a consummate performer,adept dancer ,with thorough understanding of the theoretical ,literary and musical base.Vocal music and Mohiniyattom are the subsidiary subjects.other forms of Indian dances and western dances like Salsa,Ballroom hiphop are also included in the syllabus. The department was upgraded with post graduation in Bharathanatyam during 2012-13 by veteran dancer V.P Dhananjayan.



[organised by the department of bharathanatyam , St.Teresas College,Ernakulam.]

       The department of bharathanatyam, St.Teresas College, Ernakulam organised a two day international workshop on performing arts on 9th and 10th of  January 2014. the inaugral ceremony was graced by the blessing of his grace most rev.dr.francis kallarackal [archbishop of verapoly ] and        Rev.Fr.V.P. Joseph Valiyaveetil [Director, National Heritage Study Centre, Alappuzha] for the keynote address . on this blessed occassion the presidential address was delivered by  Dr.Helan A.P [Principal, St.Teresas College, Ernakulam] ,the welcome address by C.K Sureshkumar [ faculty member, dept.bharathanatyam] and  vote of thanks by K.R Radhamani Amma [ H.O.D Bharathanatyam]

After the inaugral ceremony and tea break, an introductory session on the rare indo-european art form, chavittunatakam was carried out by mary lia c.a [ executive member, national heritage  study centre]. after the technical session a historical musical dance drama—kaarlsman chavittunatakam was unveiled.after the mesmeric performance the students dispersed for lunch break.

   The second technical session started out with the emminent dancer, guru n.v krishnan [director ,bharathanjali,payyannur].he inspired the students with his knowledge and talent.  krishnan master taught the students an astapadi from jayadeva's geetha govindam [ chandana charchita…] which opened new windows for angikaabhinaya.

   The second day was a sequel of the terchnical session by  krishnan master and the session fulfilled with the completion of the  astapadi.  after the lunch break, the natyakeli stage was mesmorised by the bharathanatyam recital by the blooming star and french dancer smt. paris laxmi [ disciple of Dr Padma Subramaniam]. her performance paved way for the students to grab the idea of karanas [Natyasastra] and satvikabhinaya [ mirabhajans] in a bharathanatyam recital.

  The guests where honourned by the department of bharathanatyam with a small token of appreciation and love. many alumni students and teachers graced the seminar with their presen

Courses Offered

  • Certificate course in dance and music. Duration- 6months Fees-2000/- -Open
  • Course-BHARATHANATYAM APPRECIATION Collaboration and Consultancy



Pass in B A Bharathanatyam. Students who have passed other undergraduate programmes can also apply, but they will have to pass an entrance exam.


Practical - [Marks-100]
Each one of the Bharathanatyam recital items (Traditional) given below:-

1. Alarippu
4.Pada Varnam

VIVA- Basic knowledge of Bharathanatyam [Marks-50]
Mudras and Viniyogas (Samyuktha& Asamyuktha )
Drishtibheda, Padabheda and Mandalabheda.
THEORY- [Marks-50]
Eulogy and origin of Natya