Syllabus

Syllabus at Vedakala Academy of Performing Arts

Syllabus (according to Rabindra Bharati University - Bangiya Sangeet Parishad)

Aadhya - Tat adavu, Naat Adavu Exercise, Jumping (Right, Left, Centre)
Name of your madam, Name of your Institute, Name of your style of Bharatnatyam

Madhya - Tat adavu, Naat Adavu, Tati Met Adavu, Vishara Adavu
Name of your madam, Name of your Institute, Name of your style of Bharatnatyam
Asamyukta Hastas: 1-10

Poorna - Adavus: 30-50 Adavus
Asamyukta Hastas (full)
Samyukta Hastas: 1-4
Carnatic Saptatalam (Dhruv Talam, Matya Talam, Roopaka Talam, Jhambh Talam, Triputa Talam, Att Talam, Ek Talam) Definition of Lai, Sama, Taali, Matra and Rhythm.
Names of 7 classical dances of India (Name and Origin)

Sangita Manjari (1st year)
Adavus: 51-76
Asamyukta and Samyukta Hastas (full)
Adavus in Talam
Oral explanation of Sapta Talam, Jati, Laghu, Dhrutam and Anu Dhrutam.
Definition of Lai, Sama, Taali, Matra and Rhythm.
About Adavus
About Pataka and its Viniyoga
What is:-
a.Jati
b.Chatushra
How many beats are there?
What is Anu Dhrutam?
What is Kapitam?

Sangita Manjari (2nd year):
Alarippu, Jatiswaram with Talam.
Asamyukta Hastas and Samyukta Hastas with Shlokas.
Adi Talam - slow and fast
Roopaka Talam.
Thisra Jati
What is Mudra ?
What is Avartanam?

3rd Year:
- Alarippu, Jatiswaram, Shabdam
Asamyukta and Samyukta Hastas
Viniyogas
Theory - Dance and it's origin, history of Bharatnatyam.
Tala and Lipi of Jatiswaram
Shirobeda with Shloka and it's Viniyogas.
Sapta Talam
Instruments in Bharatanatyam
Abhinaya - what is Abhinaya? Types of Abhinaya and its explanation.
Life history of: Rukmini devi Arundale, Yellappa Mudaliyar, Yamini Krishnamurthy, Chinnaya Pillai and Ponnaya Pillai.

4th Year:
- 1st to 3rd year full portion
Varnam (first part) along with Ragam and Talam
Samyukta and Asamyukta Hastas, shlokas and viniyogas, knowledge and it's usage.
Alaripu, Jatiswaram, Shabdam.
Dashavatara Hastas, Deva Hastas, Bandu Hastas
Shirobheda, Drishti Bheda and Grivabeda.
What are Mishra Mudras ?
Shloka and Viniyoga for Sthanaka
108 Karanas
Angakaram (postures)
What is Pragati?
Written exam: Essay on Navarasa, Griva Beda with Shloka and Viniyoga.
Knowledge of Carnatic Talam, Similarity and differences between Carnatic and Hindustani music, Samyukta and Asamyukta Hastas, Mishra Mudra in Deva Hastas.
Importance of Sangeet in Bharatanatyam
Life history of: Shivananda Pillai, Kandappa Pillai, Yamini Krishnamurthy.
Devadasi - Different stages of Devadasi. What is their part in Bharatnatyam?
Definitions of: Karkata, Kuttap, Tal, Anga, Pratyanga, Upanga, Anchita, Sundari, Kampita.

5th Year:
- 1st to 4th Year portion
Practical Varnam (2nd Part)
Thillanam
Navarasa
Mudra Prayog
Speed Variation
Abhinaya Beda Angikam Nayaka Nayika Beda
Chinnaya Pillai, Ponnaya Pillai, Vadivellu and Shivananda Pillai.
Devadasi movement Thillana definition
Drishti Beda - definition and Shloka
Bhava and Rasa Nadabanda Bhavinka Instruments and Music of Bharatanatyam

6th Year:
- Varnam in any raga Hasta Mudra presentation
Tandava and Lasya Padam
Jai Deva Shloka (Asthapadi)
Chatushra and Triputa Talam
Thisra Jati - Ek Talam
Mishra Jati - Ek Talam
Padam in various jati
Usage of Ghungroo
Folk dance and Classical dance difference
Bharatnatyam dance popularity and development
Ghati Beda and Sthana Beda
Bharatanatyam Margam
Varnam lipi
Origin of Bharatanatyam
Talam and Rasa Relationship
Discuss - Abhinaya Nayaka and Nayika
Describe about Shabdam

7th Year:
Padam with Shlokam and different Talam
Jati choreography in different Matra
Previous year Tala presentation
Theory - briefly write about Stage
Importance of Talam in Dance
Place and Importance of music in dance
Chari Bheda and Mangala Bheda
Short notes: Angikam, Aharyam, Vachikam, Sattvikam Popularity of Bharatanatyam Dance
History of Bharatanatyam
Prakar Bheda of Dance
Indian classical dance in olden days
Definition of Tandava and Lasya, dance and brief explanation
Difference between classical and western dance
Bharatanatyam and Kathakali
Manipuri and Kuchipudi
Kuchipudi and Odissi
About human development
Bharatanatyam Indian heritage

Discuss: commercial skills
Write about the foundation of Rukmini devi Arundale (Kalakshetra), Rabindranath Tagore Shantiniketan)

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