WD096 - Introduction to Bharatanatyam (South Indian Classical Dance)

with Aparna Keshaviah
Description Bharatanatyam is believed to be the oldest of the classical Indian dances. In this course, students will delve into the key components that define this dance form: rhythmic footwork, intricate hand gestures, subtle facial movements and expressions. Students will be taught a piece specifically constructed for the course that deconstructs Bharatanatyam into its essential elements in order to build the dance from the base up, allowing a beginner to understand and explore this dance form. Each class will begin and end with a series of stretches based on the Hatha yoga tradition.
Category World Dance
Class Level Beginner
Class Type Ongoing
Age Type Teens & Adults
Age Range 14 and up
Notes: Wear comfortable clothing (no shorts or skirts please) and bring a sash to tie around your waist. All registration fees paid to instructor; BCCA class passes processed through BCCA. For more information contact Aparna at aparnak@post.harvard.edu.

Available Sessions:
12:00 am 12:00 am