About the course

Exploring ‘Theory to Praxis’ (Shastra to Sampradaya) through ancient and medieval dance treatises.

Course Description

  • Abhinaya Darpana (Sthanaka & Mandalas) 
  • Sangeet Darpan (Gati Bheda) 
  • Nritya Ratnakosh (Kalasha Karana) 
  • Sangeet Ratnakara (Karavartana) 
  • Natyashastra (Shila Bheda) 
  • Bhava Prakashan (Vyabhichari Bhava)
Know Your Teacher

Dr Sandhya Purecha

Dr. Sandhya Purecha, exemplified as India's foremost performing-academician, incredible dancer, ingenious choreographer, erudite author, scholar and researcher, her passion for excellence and artistic talents shine through her commitment to Indian classical dance coupled with her unparalleled vision. She is the senior-most disciple of Late Guru Acharya Parvatikumar and has learnt under his tutelage in the traditional Guru-Shishya parampara. A rare intensity and authority of her essentially modern style, convincingly disciplined by the immaculate classical technique, resulted in her innovative approach towards shastra (theory)and sampradaya (practice) which has been described as a pioneering effort. Evolved into an artist of matchless individuality, she continued with her ardent involvement in dance and earned her doctorate in Natyashastra in Theory and Practice of Angika Abhinaya in Bharatanatyam.

Course details

Duration: 1.5 hours

Medium of Instruction: English

The course begins: On 21st Aug every Saturday for 6 months 

Open to all dancers with minimum 4 years training in any Indian Classical Dance Form

Teacher: Dr Sandhya Purecha


Days: Junior Batch 1 (6yrs to 12 yrs)

Batch 1:

Mondays 6.00 pm -7.00 pm IST

Tuesdays 6.00 pm -7.00 pm IST

Days: Saturday 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm IST

Fees: One Time Payment

National: Rs.15,000/-

International – US$ 250

Fees: Two Instalments

National: Rs.9,000/-

International – US$ 200

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