into the world of Bharata Natyam, the Indian classical temple dance in which 'Sadhana' plays an important role. On the following pages I will inform you about workshops, performances / presentations and dance classes:
Performances & presentations
Each dance performance contains a number of basic dance items and its own interpretation, including a narrative and interactive part for the audience. From a traditional India, in which the caste system played an important role, to today's modern India, with the immensely popular Bollywood. Sadhana narrates about this in her presentations; also about religion and spirituality: how old standards and values remain intact in today's modern Indian society.
Workshop Indian Classical Temple dance
Introduction to Indian dance culture through ten lessons for those who want to explore. The highlights are: technical steps (adavus), hand gestures (mudras & hastas), eye / neck / and head movements, learning a Ganesha slokham (prayer).
For the true follower I design an individual teaching program that lays a solid foundation for hand gestures, footwork, dance patterns, rhythm, et cetera. After each block of four lessons, there is a sequel of advanced classes and mastering the temple dances. Do you feel inspired? Register now for a free trial lesson!
When the goddess Sarasvati fell in love with lord Brahma, transformation took place:
She is therefore called Sangeeta: unity of dance, music and poetry. Saraswati conceived 64 arts. The Indian classical dance (Bharata Natyam) is one of those.