Online Masterclass In Indian Asthetics - Kalātattva


Online Course in the basics of Indian Aesthetics for Artists and Art Lovers : Perspectives from Bharata and Abhinavagupta

About the course

It will be a unique course on Abhinavabharati offered online for the first time in the world by the World Forum for Art and Culture. The class will be a combination of aesthetics of the dance form in its practical, literary, performance, and theatrical aspects. 

Course Overview

  1. Fundamentals of Indian Aesthetics – drawing concepts from the Masters, especially Bharata Muni and Abhinavagupta. 
  2. The Purpose of Theatre Art and the story of its creation. 
  3. Concepts of Rasa and Bhāva. 
  4. Concepts of Dhvani, Vakratā, and Aucitya. 
  5. Study of passages from Nāṭyaśāstra and Abhinavabhāratī. 
  6. Highlights of application of Classical Literature for Dancers.
Know Your Teacher

Arjun Bharadwaj

Arjun Bharadwaj is a writer and translator, well-versed in Sanskrit, Kannada, English, German and Greek. With a deep interest in classical literature, art, and philosophy, he is a contributing editor of Prekshaa who is currently studying the comparative aesthetics of classical Greek and Indian arts. He has (co-)translated many books, authored over thirty research articles, enjoys composing poems, plays the flute, writes lyrics for dancers and also teaches the fundamentals of the Nāṭyaśāstra at many institutions.

Course details

Duration: 6 months

No of classes: 4 classes /month

Medium of Instruction: English

Workshop will begin after 15th June


Thursday: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm IST

Teacher: Arjun Bharadwaj

Fees per month:

National: Rs.1600/-

International – US$ 50

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