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Bhaava Dhaara - A residential Bharatanatyam weekend workshop

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Chinmaya Vidya Nagari, 'Bramble Grange'

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CVN brings you a unique Bharatanatyam dance workshop that will provide you insights and practical means on depiction of Bhaava in dance, specifically the flow of expressions and emotions towards a Lord. Recognizing that bhava is a quintessential ingredient in any successful Bharatanatyam recital, the workshop will focus on four different types of bhava: (i) dāsyabhāva, the attitude of devotion (ii) vātsalyabhāva, the attitude of a mother towards her child (iii) madhurabhāva, the attitude of a woman in love with the Lord (iv) tanmayabhava, the attitude that the Lord is present everywhere. It will combine a variety of approaches to providing dancers with not only practical training of a composition, but also a deep understanding of underlying concepts through group discussions, interactive analysis and video presentations.

This workshop is aimed at senior dancers (The typical participant will have performance experiences or have learnt Bharatanatyam for at least 7 years.).


Workshop course fees:

  • £100 for Both Days (Sat 1st & Sun 2nd April) - fee covers course, all vegetarian meals, refreshments and overnight accommodation

Your facilitator for this unique workshop will be: Mrs Usha Raghavan

Usha Raghavan is an internationally acclaimed dancer, teacher and choreographer hailing from Chennai, India. A post graduate in Indian philosophy, Usha mastered the art of Bharathanatyam under the eminent gurus Sri Adyar K. Lakshman and Smt Kalanidhi Narayanan. Over the last few decades, Usha has performed extensively in several continents. She has produced, among others, highly acclaimed choreographies for the festival "Passeport pour l'inde" in France and on Swami Chinmayananda's life in London, both of which have received rave reviews from connoisseurs. Usha has also been interviewed by, and performed for Television channels in many countries.

The engaging dance workshops Usha has been giving over the decades to senior dancers and teachers have been hailed as remarkable for their profundity, authenticity and diversity in concepts. Usha has trained hundreds of students across the globe, has firmly established her reputation as a successful creative artiste and is justly hailed as someone who has made a huge and very significant contribution to the strengthening and propagation of Indian arts and culture in Britain bringing it prestige and professionalism. In recognition of this, she has been honoured by Milapfest the Acharya Ratna (Nritya) Award.

For further information, please email: swaranjali@chinmayauk.org


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