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Bharatnatyam
- Introduction
- Features

Antiquity
- Legend
- History
- Revival

Technique
- Training
- Gestures
- Margam

Music
- Ancient References
- Tanjore
- Importance of music
- Basic Structure of Music

Costume

Shlokas

Dancers/Institutes




Dancers & Institutes        


There are innumerable fine and great dancers and Institutes all over the world. Here is the link to the information of some of the past and present dancers .

Rukmini Devi
This link is about Rukmini Devi - the founder of "Kalakshetra".

Leela Samson
Padmashri Leela Samson , a representative of Kalakshetra style, is one of the most popular and leading exponents of Bharata Natyam.

Alarmel Valli
Alarmel Valli is a foremost exponent of the Pandanallur tradition in BharatNatyam. She has won laurels several times in the major festivals in India and in almost all the cultural capitals of the world.

Sonal Mansingh
Padmabhushan Sonal Mansingh was honoured with 'Padmabhushan' by the President of India for her contribution to the field of Indian dance.

Chitra Visweswaran
She is one of the leading BharatNatyam Dancers of India and runs her institute of Dance " Chidambaram" at Chennai.

Malavika Sarukkai
An accomplished Dancer in BharatNatyam as well as Odissi . Performed in the Festivals of India in France, Japan, Switzerland , London besides achieving many other accolades.


Balasaraswati
Legendary T.S.Balasarawati (1918-1984) who belonged to a treasure-house of the Karnatic tradition , made public aware of BharatNatyam not by deliberate efforts of reforms but by the beauty and the eloquence of her dancing.


Yamini Krishnamurthi
Padmabhushan Yamini Krishnamurthi is one of India's top ranking Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi exponent.


Darpana Academy of Performing Arts
This Institute has been founded by Mrinalini Sarabhai , the celebrated dancer and choreographer , who has received many distinguished awards and citations for her contribution to the preservation of Indian Dance.
Mallika Sarabhai is known as an accomplished artist ; a BhartNatyam and Kuchipudi dancer, the theatre maker , the choreographer and much more.


Kalakshetra
Rukmini Devi Arundale's Kalakshetra is an Institution of national importance.


Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan
Ganesa Natyalaya was established in 1974 by Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan. The school is apparently a leading institute for Bharata Natyam in New Delhi.

VP Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan
Popularly known as the Dhananjayans, they are the legendary dancing couple of India. They have received innumerble National and International awards and recognition.

Anita Ratnam
Besides being an accomplished Dancer (BharatNatyam, Mohiniattam and Kathakali) , Anita Ratnam is a Choreographer, Television Personality, Scholar, Writer and much more.

Sucheta Chapekar
Her Institute in Pune :Kalavardhini
A fine exponent of Tanjavur School of BharatNatyam, Sucheta Chapekar has done a Doctorate in Dance and has contributed "Nritya Ganga", a sister style of BharatNatyam , based on Tanjore Maratha Ruler's compositions in Marathi, Hindi and Sanskrit.


Geeta Chandran
A highly accomplished dancer known for her fluid abhinaya and also a choreographer, vocalist and a writer. Currently teaching BhataNatyam at her institute "Natya Vriksha", New Delhi.


Vidhya Subramaniam
A refined exponent of Vazhvoor school of BharatNatyam, Vidya has performed extensively in collaborative works and festivals around the world displaying her mastery over the technique.


Mythilli Kumar
An accomplished artist , Mythili Kumar has performed extensively and received many awards for her contribution to Indian Culure abroad.


Hema Rajagopalan
Performs and teaches Bharatanatyam at her institute "Natyakalyanam". She is a seven time recipient of the NEA dance choreography award and recently won an EMMY award


Ramya Harishankar
A fine exponent of Vazhvoor school of BharatNatyam , she has performed extensively in India, Europe, Australia. United States, and many more places displaying her skills as a performer and a choregrapher.


Priyadarshini Govind
She has been performing in all the major centers in India and has also travelled extensively in Europe, North America, South Africa and Asia on concert tours.


Anjana Rajan
Disciple of Rukmini Devi Arundale at Kalakshetra, Anjana is a fine exponent of Bharata Natyam .




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