Coventry, situated in the Midlands, is one of the ancient cities in England. World famous playwright William Shakespeare was born in Stratford, which is approximately thirty miles Southwest of Coventry. It is an industrial city and home for several inventions and productions. The very popular Jaguar car company is based here. Frank Whittle, who invented the Jet Engine, was born here too.
This city is world famous for our Lady Godiva's life story, which happened back in the thirteenth century and bringing meaning to the history and great heritage of the City, we still celebrate it every year in the streets of Coventry. The Godiva sprit, a timeless message of caring, unity and empowerment, stimulation and a smile for those in need of friendship - symbolises the humanity of mankind.
BHARATHANATYAM AND THE WORLDWIDE WEB
It was a magical world that I stepped into. One that was filled with musicality, serenity and divinity. As I threaded down the path of my Arangetram, little did I realise that at the end of it, the world of dance would have become part of me.
Since I could remember, I had always imagined myself performing my Arangetram whenever I attended one. Finally, with God�s grace I had the privilege to do so with Apsara teacher. She is one who personifies love and dedication to dance. When I try to make a list of things that I learnt from her, that list becomes endless. All I can tell you is that today I not only look at dance, but music, art, and culture with new eyes. It was she who opened that door into this magical world.-> -> -> M O R E
Classic Dance Classes in Coventry
Bharathanatyam (Indian Classical Dance)
Bharathanatyam is a unique dance form based on steps and hand gestures. It literally means combination of expression (BHAVA), music (RAGA), rhythm (TALA} and dance (NATYAM). Bharathanatyam is one of the most beautiful, subtle, sophisticated and graceful dance forms in the world. Bharatanatyam is performed according to the most delicate nuances of a musical piece or a poem, through the medium of a body. With its eloquent hand gestures, footwork weaving a thousand rhythms, portrayal of myriad nuances of feelings, all set to highly melodic music. Bharatanatyam has 64 basic 'STEPS and they are divided into 9 parts. Communication is done through facial expression and hand gestures. Bharatanatyam is the most popular of the classical dance forms in India. With their focus on fresh and polished interpretations, today's Bharathanatyam practitioners bring a new dimension to the traditional repertoire.
The syllabus of Bharatanatyam is very well conceived and structured and has been painstakingly prepared to create a strong curriculum. It is also an invaluable resource for students, guiding them in the systematic preparation for the various levels. It takes into account the many stylistic variances of Bharatanatyam technique and its execution.
Kuchipudi is one of the ten major Indian classical dances. It originated in a village of Krishna district in modern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Kuchipudi is a dance-drama performance art, with its roots in the ancient Hindu Sanskrit text of Natya Shastra. It developed as a religious art linked to traveling bards,
temples and spiritual beliefs, like all major classical dances of India. Evidence of Kuchipudi's existence in an older version are found in copper inscriptions of the
10th century, and by the 15th century in texts such as the Machupalli Kaifat. Kuchipudi tradition believes that Tirtha Narayana Yati - a sanyassin of Advaita Vedanta
persuasion, and his disciple an orphan named Siddhendra Yogi founded and systematized the modern version of Kuchipudi in the 17th century. Kuchipudi largely developed
as a Hindu god Krishna-oriented Vaishnavism tradition, and it is most closely related to Bhagavata Mela performance art found in Tamil Nadu.
The Kuchipudi performance usually begins with an invocation. Then, each costumed actor is introduced, their role stated, and who then performs a
short dance prelim to music (dharavu). Next, the performance presents pure dance (nritta). This is followed with expressive part of the
performance (nritya), where rhythmic gestures as a sign language mime the play. Vocalists and musicians accompany the artist, with the song recited in Telugu language,
and the tala and raga set to (Carnatic music). The typical musical instruments in Kuchipudi are mridangam, cymbals, veena, flute and the tambura.
The popularity of Kuchipudi has grown within India, and its performances held worldwide.
The syllabus of Kuchipudi is very well conceived and structured and has been painstakingly prepared to create a strong curriculum. It is also an invaluable resource for students, guiding them in the systematic preparation for the various levels. It takes into account the many stylistic variances of Kuchipudi technique and its execution.
Coventry SHRI siddhi vinayagar devasthanam
65A George Elliot Road,
from 10:00am to 4:00pm
07853 885 895