Learn the Karanas
The karanas, a system of movement reconstructed through the research of Dr Padma Subrahmanyam, is something that will enrich every dancer’s movement vocabulary. After a successful first workshop in March, we’re bringing back regular karana workshops at Navatman to introduce students to these rich movement phrases describing specific body, hip, leg, and arm movements that are unique to the bharatanrityam technique. In this workshop, you will learn 3 new karanas out of the 108 and be given tools on how to integrate them into your own choreography later!
5+ years of any style of Indian dance that utilizes mudras and stamping: kathak, bharatanatyam, kuchpudi, odissi, etc
Anugraha Sridhar is a Bharatanrityam artiste, Carnatic vocalist, Playback singer and theatre artiste currently based in New York. She is a senior disciple of Dr Padma Subrahmanyam and a teaching faculty at Nrithyodaya School for dance, Chennai. She has performed in numerous prestigious festivals including the Spirit of youth- Music academy and starred as Jatayu in her guru's acclaimed work Jatayu Moksham. She has performed in South Africa under invitation from the India Embassy for Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). She has sung for playback in two Tamil films. She holds a Masters of Public policy from the University of Sydney, Australia and worked as a political strategist in India. She is pursuing Masters in Fine Arts from Sastra University, Thanjavur.