Asha Sunilkumar, BharatNatyam Exponent cum Mentor, excitedly wrote in her Facebook invitation to all, ‘Each and every Arangetram is unique and special but if numbers are something to go by, this Arangetram is a milestone. 29th September will mark the 50th student from the Sanskriti Academy doing her Arangetram – co-incidence is that it also marks the 25th Arangetram presented by the Academy.’
BharatNatyam simplified – 🙂
There are three types of dance : Nritta, Nritya and Natya
– 1) Nritta is a pure dance without any emotions, expressions or sahityam. eg., Alarippu, Swarajathi, Jatiswaram.
– 2) Nritya has sahityam ( a sentence which means something). It has emotions, expressions and has a meaning shown by the hastas. eg., Ganeshakautvam, Ranganjali, Karthikeyakautvam.
– 3) Natya is when a person is portraiting a character. eg., All padams
There are four types of abhinaya in dance, they are:
– 1) Anghika – Physical or body movements.
– 2) Vachika – the song being played, poetry
– 3) Aaharya – Ornamentation of a character/dancer e.g. jewellery, costume
– 4) Satvika – Involuntary movements e.g. trembling, break of voice, tears
BharatNatyam Arangetram of Archita, Elissa and Poorva was a stupendous success, as I learned from Asha Sunilkumar. Since I had some pre-occupation, I could not attend this event. I wish the ‘Sanskriti Academy of Fine Arts’ team greater success with every event they organize !!