Saturday, August 24, 2019 4:30pm
Pomegranate Studios 535 Cerrillos Rd Santa Fe, NM 87501
Bharathanaatyam is one of the most popular and widely performed Indian Classical art forms. It is a dynamic, vibrant and brilliant art form which dates back thousands of years with its origins in the temples and courts of South India. It is considered to be the ultimate form of yoga which integrates discipline of mind, body and spirit. Bharathanaatyam reinforces the basic tenet of Indian philosophical and spiritual thought that the goal of human life is to seek that which is timeless and permanent (God) and to be aware that all things material (like the human body) are but transient and impermanent.
Bharathanaatyam is quite possibly the oldest classical dance tradition of India tracing back to the ancient Sanskrit text, the Naatya Veda (or Naatya Shastra). The Naatya Veda is a Hindu Scripture dedicated to the performing arts. Authored by Bharata Muni, this is the fifth, and final Veda. Bharata framed the Naatya Veda from desired selections of the previous four Vedas. From the Rig Veda, he drew forth the words, from the Saama Veda the music, from the Yajur Veda gesture and from the Atharva Veda, the flavor. The performance repertoire consists of three basic elements, Nritta (pure dance/technique), Nritya (expressive dance) and Naatya (dramatic dance).
Contact: Trupthi Panickor