Online Masterclass In Dance - Karana Kriya

Karana Kriya

Masterclass in Marga Karanas from Natyashastra.

About the course

The Karanas are the most ancient aspect of Indian dance that has a wide range of applicability and can be incorporated into a number of Indian dance styles. This unique 6-month online course is open to dancers with 3-4 years of training in any Traditional Indian Dance Form (Folk or Classical)

Course Overview

  1. Exercises from the Natyashastra, creating the building blocks of the movement vocabulary.
  2. Sthanaka & Chari : Body positions and Foot movement patterns from Natyashastra.
  3. Learn the Nritta Hastas given in Natyashastra along with the appropriate usage of hasta mudras.
  4. Learn selected karanas from the Natyashastra in sequential order.
Know Your Teacher

Kalamandalam Piyal Bhattacharya

Kalamandalam Piyal Bhattacharya has dedicated himself to reviving Bharata Muni’s tradition of nritta, geeta, abhinaya and has devised a method of Natya training. For over 20 years, he has intensely researched the core texts of Bharata Muni’s Natya Sashtra along with the study of Abhinava Bharati, which is a commentary on the Natya Sashtra by Acharya Abhinava Gupta. He has been successful in reconstructing and developing a complete system of ancient performances on the proscenium stage of contemporary times, earning him several fellowships and prestigious grants from the Government of India and the Sangeet Natak Academi.

Course details

Duration: 6 months

No of classes: 4 classes /month

Medium of Instruction: English

Workshop will begin after 15th June


Wednesday: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm IST.

Teacher: Kalamandalam Piyal Bhattacharya

Fees per month

National: Rs.3000/-

International – US $100

One time payment

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