Bharatanatyam is a classical dance form originating from Tamil Nadu , a state in Southern India. This popular Tamil dance form called Bharatanatyam is a 20th century reconstruction of Cathir, the art of temple dancers. Cathir in turn, is derived from ancient dance forms. The word Bharata, some believe, signifies the author of the famous Sanskrit treatise on stagecraft, called NatyaShastra, and the word Bharatanatyam is sometimes given a folk etymology as follows: Bha for Bhava or abhinaya and expression, Ra for raga or melody, and Ta for tala or rhythm.
Dance and music as part of extra curricular activity was introduced in the year 1973. In the year 1982 we started teaching dances in classical style by touch and feel method for the first time to the composition of Bhagawan Ramana to the students of the Academy.
From the year 1983 to date our students have toured and performed in about 2000 shows in India and have toured UK, US & Italy.
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