PG Diploma in Bharatanatyam

INTRODUCTION
The one-year residential PG Diploma programme in Bharatanatyam emphasizes an exploratory approach into the performing as well as dance-making aspects in a conservatory setting.

The methodology is designed to nurture students through four phases:
a) Prepare, b) Cultivate, c) Imagine, d) Present

Through interactive learning and mentoring, students are guided in taking their dance practice to the next level in performance, creation and teaching. The course is for all dancers, choreographers and teachers who wish to revitalize their craft.

OBJECTIVES

  • Lay a holistic foundation for vocational training in Bharatanatyam for employment as performer or teacher.
  • Equip dancers with multiple resources for a healthy dancing body and creative growth.
  • Provide substantial theoretical insight rooted in traditional knowledge systems along with its practical and contemporary application.
  • Help Bharatanatyam dancers sharpen their skills as performers, teachers and choreographers.

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University and 5+ years of current Bharatanatyam training/ practice
  • Minimum age: 20
  • Fluency in English
  • Admission by audition
  • Limited to 18 students (minimum 10 students)

PROGRAMME DETAILS
The course content will be presented with the aim of nurturing students through 4 phases:



ANCILLARY STUDY:
Sanskrit: a) Sanskrit for Eternal Use; b) Sanskrit Communication Lab

Sr.No Description Credits Practical Credits Theory Credits Total
1 Body Conditioning – 1 3 3
2 Body Conditioning – 2 2 2
3 Dance Fundamentals 2 2
4 Dance Repertoire – 1 2 2
5 Dance Repertoire – 2 3 3
6 Dance Theory – 1 4 4
7 Dance Theory – 2 4 4
8 Dance Designing 2 2
9 Carnatic Music 1 1
10 Critical Writing 1 1
11 Sanskrit 2 2
12 Sanskrit Communication Lab 1 1
13 Sanskrit Communication Lab 1 2 3
Total 17 13 30

PEDAGOGY
The programme will be led by the Programme Director, who will be assisted by renowned visiting faculty, master artists and scholars to conduct specialized courses and workshops. Some workshops on allied skills will be conducted by experts, in the ‘Dance Enrichment Weekend’ format, which will be opened for the outside dance community also to attend.

EVALUATION PATTERN
All courses will be evaluated separately

Practicals:

  • Mid-term exam – 25%
  • Class Participation – 15%
  • Presentation – 20%
  • End-Term exam – 40%

Theory:

  • Mid-term exam – 25%
  • Class Participation – 15%
  • Assignments – 20%
  • End-Term exam – 40%
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