Department of Bharathanatyam

Department of Bharathanatyam 2017-12-04T10:23:08+00:00

Department of Bharathanatyam

Bharathanatyam is one of the most cherished and the most popular of classical Indian dance-forms, not only within the country but also outside it. It is considered the epitome of Indian cultural expression.
Department of Bharathanatyam provides comprehensive education inBharathanatyamperformance, choreography, and theoretical studies, approaching scholarship, creative research, and practical based training in the field of Bharathanatyam. Bachelor of Bharathanatyam (2002 onwards) and MA Bharathanatyam (2012 onwards)programs establish foundations for creative and intellectual development and cultivate multiple approaches to dance and a career in it. This education is provided in an environment where each student’s talent are nurtured and guided by the faculty, all whom are experienced and professional.
Abhinayasangeetham and Mohiniyattam are the complementary courses. Other Indian as well as western dances like salsa, Ballroom, hip-hop is also included in the theory syllabus.

“an uncompromising commitment to excellence” in the discipline of Bharathanatyam. To be a successful and sustainable community of elite dancers, well respected and recognized for their dance excellence and citizenship as well as developing the foundation necessary for those who aspire to pursue a career in Bharathanatyam.

Our mission is to instil a great love of dance, while inspiring self-confidence, discipline and respect of Bharathanatyam. Our goal is to give each individual dancer the tools they need to take dance as far as they dream to take it. We believe if you can dream it you can achieve it!We also believe that collegiate dance prepares young people for living meaningful lives, developing creative community impact and for career options in and beyond the dance performance field.

Message from HOD

“Once a dancer always a dancer, dance is something students can come back to during all stages of their life.” In a wide spectrum of dance artistry, there is not one “right” way to be an artist, one “best” style of dance or one dancer that is “better” than another. We aim to expose you to many possibilities and I welcome you to this artistic community as a dancer. Every student has something to offer the dance and the dance has something to every student. Our team of dance instructors have the experience and education to be innovative, inspiring and dedicated to providing responsible, careful, thorough instruction for all.
For 15 years, the Department has evolved to reflect the state of the art of Bharathanatyam. Students are prepared for careers in Bharathanatyam through study and practice of it and making the mind and body for success in dance. It is clear that the discipline, focus and artistic enlightenment of dance create success in all aspects of life. Dance education contributes to the development of responsible, dedicated, determined, and creative adults in society.
As the Quote says: “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”

HOD, Department of Bharathanatyam