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Workshops with Shweta Prachande

Updated: May 12

Learn with Shweta Prachande through her workshops and choose the class that fits your level.


Beginner Level -

Storytelling through Bharata Natyam: June 15, 16, & 17, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm each day.


This class will feature the story, The Fox and the Crow from Aesop’s Fables for children.

By weaving the martial art of Kalaripayettu, yoga, and dialogues, with music by Rajkumar Bharthi, this session is:

  • Open to 6 to 12-year-olds with at least 1 year of Bharata Natyam training

  • Consists of three 1.5-hour sessions on June 15, 16, and 17.

  • Participants will explore rhythms through games and exercises.

  • Participants will gain better body awareness with basic positions in dance, using tools and techniques of Kalaripayattu (Martial arts) and Yoga

  • Participants will learn to physically and emotionally express a story through dance. They will learn to connect literature, music, and dance.

  • Sessions will be interactive and active participation is required.



Intermediate to Advanced Dancers –

Nritta Workshop: June 15, 16 & 17, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Complexity level: Medium to High

The focus of this workshop will be on the Nritta aspect as students learn a Thillana. Bringing attention to Breath and Body conditioning, the session is:

  • For Bharata Natyam students above 13 years of age, with 5 to 6 years of training

  • Consists of three 2.5 hours sessions on June 15, 16, and 17.

  • Participants will gain physiological awareness of dance, explore breathing techniques for efficient use of breath and learn body conditioning techniques to improve dance fitness.

  • Performing a Bharata Natyam piece requires both sustained and spurts of energy. Participants will learn how to use the breath in dance movements to attain energy

  • Participants will learn these techniques in the context of a Tillana composition of medium to high complexity.

Intermediate to Advanced Dancers –

Nritya Workshop: June 15, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm, June16 & 17, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Complexity level: Medium to High

The focus of this workshop will be on the Nritya aspect as participants learn a Javali. The session will provide participants with tools for identifying and exploring nuanced emotions. This session is

  • For Bharata Natyam students above 13 years of age, with 5 to 6 years of training and exposure to Abinaya. This session is suitable for adult learners who bring life experiences to their learning.

  • Consists of three 2.5 hours sessions on June 15, 16, and 17.

  • Participants will study composition, learn to analyze characters, and explore various techniques of facial movements to express and communicate feelings. Participants will learn these techniques in the context of a Javali composition.




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