Bharata Natyam Dance

Level 4 – Theory

Unit 1:   As per Nandikeswara’s Abhinaya Darpana –

                       (a) Dasavataara hastas,

                       (b) Navagraha hastas

                       (c) Greeva Bedhas,

                       (d) Bhru Bedhas

Unit 2:  Explain the main classification of Nayikas and describe the Ashtavidha Nayikas

Unit 3: Briefly explain

              (a) Padam and Javali

              (b) Thanjavur Quartet

Unit 4: Biographies of        

          (a) Kshetrayya,

          (b) Narayana Teertha,

          (c) Annamacharya

          (d) Jayadev

Unit 5: Biographies of         

            (a) Purandaradasa

           (b) Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi

           (c) Ramadasu

           (d) Swathi Thirunal

Bharata Natyam Dance

Level 4 – Practical

Unit 1: One Tarangam / One Ashtapadi

Unit 2: Any Sringara Padam based on Ashta vidha Nayikas

Unit 3: One Javali

Unit 4:  Any Bajan / Devar nama

Unit 5: Oothukkada Venkata Kavi Keerthana / Swathi Thirunal Keerthana