Indian Classical Dance

Dive into the vibrant tapestry of Indian Classical Dance, a captivating journey through its rich and timeless traditions.

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Seshanatyanikethan

In 2006, Ananya founded “Seshanatyanikethan” in honor of her Godfather and Uncle, Dr. Seshamany. Dedicated to dance, she has passionately trained students for a decade. Ananya’s commitment to the art form is evident in her genuine enthusiasm for dance. Over the years, she has not just taught but also contributed significantly to the world of dance. Seshanatyanikethan stands as a testament to her enduring love for the art. Ananya’s altruistic spirit is reflected in her desire to make a meaningful impact on the dance community. With a decade of experience, she continues to inspire and nurture budding talents. Ananya’s devotion to her uncle’s legacy has shaped Seshanatyanikethan into a thriving hub for dance enthusiasts. Through her efforts, she has not only imparted dance skills but also instilled a deep appreciation for the art form. Ananya’s journey is marked by a decade of unwavering dedication to both the art of dance and her students.

Bharata Natyam Simplified

Bharata Natyam, the classical Indian dance form is a combination of many arts such as music, poetry, and rhythm.

Vachika

The song being played, poetry.

Natyam

Natyam is when a Nirutham and Niruthiyam are combined together with music in the background.

Anghika

Physical or body movements.

Nirutham

Nirutham is a pure dance without any emotions, expressions or sahityam.

Niruthiyam

Nirutham is a pure dance without any emotions, expressions or sahityam.

Aaharya

Ornamentation of a character/dancer e.g. jewelry, costume.

Satvika

Involuntary movements e.g. trembling, break of voice, tears.

Nirutham

Nirutham is a pure dance without any emotions, expressions or sahityam.

Niruthiyam

It has emotions, expressions and has a meaning shown by the hastas. Niruthiyam involves all four types of Abinayam.

Natyam

Natyam is when a Nirutham and Niruthiyam are combined together with music in the background.

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Director's Desk

BHARATA NATYAM, the classical Indian dance form is a combination of many arts such as music, poetry, and rhythm. Such a rich cultural tradition requires years of discipline both mental and physical, hard work and dedication. Ananya Ainkaran brings to Bharata Natyam all these qualities. Hailing from a family with a deep interest in the art, Ananya was born to Rev J.Nageswara Sarma and Smt Komathi. Ananya was deeply rooted in the old Tanjore tradition of Bharathanatyam. Ananya’s association with dance began in Sri Lanka at a very early age of four under the guidance of Smt Vasugi Jegatheeshwaran. Ananya owes her artistic and creative vision to her Guru Kalasuri Smt Vasugi Jegatheeshwaran under whose tutelage she had the privilege to complete Teacher Training and Natuvanga Training.

–  Ananya Ainkaran

A bhartanatyam exponent par excellence

A Symphony of Colors and Forms

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