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.
Bharathanatyam 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.
Bharathanatyam has 64 basic STEPS and they are divided into 9 parts.
Communication is done through facial expression and hand gestures. Bharathanatyam 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.