What is the Kathak Syllabus at Nritya Creations?


Nritya Creations follows a Kathak syllabus adhering to the standardized Kathak syllabus of Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal in India. Nritya Creations teaches Kathak classes at the Beginners Level, Intermediate Level, and Advanced Level. Students completing the Kathak course work may wish to present a Ranga Pravesh stage performance at the end of their training… continue reading »

What is Kathak?


Kathak is one of the main genres of Indian classical dance and is traditionally regarded to have originated from the traveling bards of North India referred to as Kathakars or storytellers. These dancers wandered around and communicated legendary stories via music, dance, and songs quite like the early Greek theatre. The genre developed during the… continue reading »

What is Indian Contemporary Dance at Nritya Creations Academy of Dance?


At Nritya Creations our Indo-Contemporary classes consist of giving our students a well-rounded and diverse technical training. We fuse a variety of western styles including ballet, lyrical, jazz, and modern dance. All these styles combined with elements of Indian classical dance, Folk and Bollywood music creates the dynamic style of Indo-Contemporary at Nritya Creations. We… continue reading »

What are the levels in Bharatanatyam?


Beginners Level The early stages of Bharatanatyam training involve learning the basic steps, called adavus, and movements of the dance. These elements are the building blocks for subsequent, more advanced, sequences of dance. The exercises condition the body for the unique postures of Bharatanatyam. They also develop the student’s sense of rhythm. Students also learn eye… continue reading »

What is Bharatanatyam?


Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest dance forms of India. It was nurtured in the temples and courts of southern India since ancient times. Bharatanatyam is an artistic yoga that involves the movement of the body parts in a very artistic and elegant manner. It is the most widely practiced of Indian classical dances in… continue reading »

Five dances in India that capture the magic of the country


(CNN) — Whether it’s lyrical movements, classical Indian style or a hip-hop take on the wildly popular Bollywood genre, dance is, without a doubt, one of the great visual icons of India.”I think dance is what Indians are made up of,” Shiamak Davar, an influential Bollywood choreographer, tells CNN Travel. “Religious festivals, weddings, on the streets … we… continue reading »

Bollywood dance explained


Bollywood dance explained Bollywood dance moves are now a familiar sight on Western TV and cinema screens. But what is the symbolism of the gestures, footwork and costumes drawn from classical Indian dance styles? Bollywood dance is easy on the eye. Dramatic facial expressions and cinematic pizzazz means any viewer, dance aficionado or not, can… continue reading »