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The Theory of Indian Classical Dance (Junior and Senior exam)

Author Name: Dr. Meghna Venkat | Format: Paperback | Genre : Music & Entertainment | Other Details

This book contains the fundamentals of Indian classical dance, specifically Bharatanatyam. Covered topics include the eight classical dances forms of Bharat, origin of dance, hasta mudras, music in dance, legends and gurus in the field, abhinaya, exercise and yoga asana that enhances the dance. 

The book attempts to cover the material outlined in the syllabus for the Junior and Senior, Karnataka State Examinations. In order to facilitate quick revisions, sample question papers, chapter-by-chapter questions, and compendiums have been included.

For readers who may be interested in learning more about Indian classical dance traditions, this book is beneficial. 

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Dr. Meghna Venkat

Dr. Meghna Venkat is a Bharatanatyam artist. Her dissertation, "The Impact of Rasa Sutra on Bharatanatyam," was the subject of her doctorate in dance. She is an empanelled artist of The Ministry of Culture, Govt of India. She is a graded artist of Doordarshan. Selected for lectureship under UGC-NET Central Government examination. She is a recipient of awards like Natya Chemmal, Nrutya Kowmudhi, Nritya Shiromani to mention a few. She has established ‘Nritya Nadam Vidhyalaya’, a school imparting training in Fine Arts.

She conducts a binniel festival named Aikyam - an International Thematic Dance festival. She has also conducted an Online Arts Initiative named, Bridge the Gap initiative, during the first wave of the pandemic, which was first of its kind. Through the initiative she collected Rs.1.85 lakhs and donated the entire amount to artists who were in need of support. Under the Aikyam establishment, she provides scholarship to 15 impoverished school children for their academics and also trains them in dance. She has been honoured with ‘women empowerment award’ for the upliftment of girl children.

Ten years through her career as a performer, she has rendered performances in several prestigious festivals in India and abroad and part of several renowned productions. She also conducts workshops. She is a district player in badminton sport. A district topper in academics and acquainted in Rangoli making. She is also a homemaker and happily married with a child who keeps her busy.