Dances of India - Learning Bharata Natyam DVD or Video
Instructional Dance DVD or Video - 60 Minutes. For Ages 5 through Adult. Featured in Dance Teacher Magazine. Ships within 24 Hours.
DVD Price $ 14.99
Description: This DVD or video which features Padma Chebrolu, teaches traditional Bharata Natyam as performed by hundreds of millions of Indians all over the world. This dance tradition still follows the rules set by Guru Bharata in his Natya Sastra (Science of Dancing) from the second century A.D. It includes; Salutation, Single Hand Gestures, Warm-Up Exercises, Steps Series-1, Head Movements, Eye Movements, Neck Movements, Steps Series-2, Double Hand Gestures, Poses, Costumes, Make-up, and Ananda Natanam (2-Minutes) dance. Instructional DVD or video for beginners. More Info ..
When the Gods Dance - Bharatanatyam
Description: PART-11: Kalakshetra Group Including Janardhanan, Balagopal, Narendra. (Bharatanatyam) * Vishnu Narayansamy (Bharatanatyam) ** In this episode, we feature an extract from Panchali Sabadam performed by artistes of Kalakshetra. As the story goes Yudhishtra, the eldest of the Pandavas while playing a game of dice with Duryogana, the eldest of the Kauravas, places his wife as the prize money and loses her.
Learn Bharatanatyam - Natya Vardhini
Descripion: BHARATA NATYAM being the oldest and purest form of Indian Classical dance is a combination of music, expression and rhythm. The two facets of Indian dance, the Tandava (vigorous) and the Lasya (gentle) blend beautifully in Bharatanatyam. It encompass all the elements of dance, drama and spiritually elevate the audience. Bharatanatyam is poetry in motion and all the cognate elements of Bhava, Raga and Tala reveal themselves as all in one.
Bharatanatyam Shivanjali by K. Shanmuga Sundaram, Kuldeep M.Pai, and K. Shanmuga Sundaram (DVD - 2008) - Full Screen
Description: Shivanjali features master compositions from the Bharatanatyam repertoire.
Bharatanatyam Kavadi Chindu by N.Srikanth, Aswathy Srikanth, and N.Srikanth;Aswathy Srikanth (DVD - 2008) - Full Screen
Price $ 9.50
Description: Kavadi chindu is a generic name for a variety of Tamil folk songs. They are light compositions in Tamil which are popular for their simplicity, emotional content and appeal. The songs have stanzas but no pallavi, anupallavi and charana divisions and mostly are in praise of Lord Subramanya and are steeped in bhakti.
Bharatanatyam Kuravanji by Roja Kannan
DVD Price: $12.50
Description: Kuravanji is a popular type of dance-drama distinctive to the Tamils performed mainly in temples. The word Kura refers to the tribe Kuravas or Chenchus where the men where nomadic hunters and the women folk were reputed fortune tellers. The kuratti may convey a nomadic gypsy image, but the Tamil tradition accords a dignified place for the tribe with its own ethos and accomplishments.
Description: BHARATANATYAM being the oldest and purest from of Indian classical dance in a combination of music expression and rhythm. The two faces of Indian dance, the Tandava (vigorous) and the Lasysa (gentle) blend beautifully in Bharatanatyam. It encompasses all the elements of dance, drama and spiritually elevates the audience.
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Dances of India-Bharata Natyam Arangetram Dances DVD
DVD Price $19.99
Dances of India – Bharata Natyam Arangetram Dances DVD featuring Padma Chebrolu brings you the traditional Bharata Natyam music used during the formal performances. This DVD brings you the traditional Bharata Natyam Dances performed during the formal performances. It also has all the dances performed during Arangetram (solo graduation recital), which is done after many years of intense dance training from the guru. More info
This DVD includes a booklet which has the songs, meaning of the songs and descriptions of the dances for easy reference. Audio CD for these dances is also available. Following are the dances from this DVD:
When the Gods Dance - Bharatanatyam, Kathakali (2008)
Description: PART-13: Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam and Nrithyodaya Group (Bharathi Nrityam) * Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (Bharata Natyam) ** With a strength of over 800 students, Singapore Indian Fine arts are one of the largest institutions outside India to promote Indian arts and culture.
When the Gods Dance- Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam
Price: $ 9:59
Description: PART-5: Lata and Gita (Bharatanatyam) * Vijayalakshmi Shivaji (Mohiniattam) * Gayathri (Bharatanatyam) ** Kum. Vijayalakshmi, disciple and daughter of the well-known dance exponent Bharathi Shivaji performs SOLLU KAATU in Mohini Attam style. Gentle Mohini Attam a classical dance form of Kerala ...
Description: Saint Annamacharya of Tallapaka, who belonged to the 14th century, was Gods chosen minstrel. He was known as the Padakavita Pithamaha who wrote thousands of songs in Telugu, in praise of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati and his consort Goddess Alamelumanga.
Kuchupudi Annamayya Hari Vilasam Dr.Alekhya Punjla Classical Dance in Andhra Pradesh
Description: Saint Annamacharya of Tallapaka, who belonged to the 14th century, was Gods chosen minstrel. He was known as the Padakavita Pithamaha who wrote thousands of songs in Telugu, in praise of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati and his consort Goddess Alamelumanga. Some of his choicest devotional sankirtanas in praise of Lord Venkateshwara ....
The Cadences of Kuchupudi Soundarya Manjari and Mathurya Murali DVD
Description: This product treats you to the delights of Kuchipudi, one of the major streams of Indian classical dance that emanated from Andhra Pradesh. Essentially a dance-drama, Kuchipudi is known for its aesthetic amalgamation of pure dance or nritta , music and histrionics with which it enacts scenes from Hindu epics and mythological tales. This product has two sections: Soundarya Manjari - A Cluster of Pathra Pravesha Darus Here the quintessence of Pathra Pravesa Daru the entry item comes alive in a sparkling solo performance ...
This DVD features renowned dancer and dance teacher, Padma Chebrolu. Bharata natyam, one of the oldest styles of dancing in India, is considered a form of workship ... Dance Teacher Magazine, May 2004
This DVD features traditional Bharatanatyam dances performed during the formal dances as well as during arangetram ... performed by Bharata Natyam dancer and teacher Padma Chebrolu.... News India-Times, Feb. 27th 2004
Dances of India-Kuchipudi Ranga Pravesam DVD
Dances of India - Kuchipudi Ranga Pravesam (entering the stage or debutante) DVD featuring dancer, Padma Chebrolu brings you the traditional Kuchipudi dances and music used during the formal performances. After intense training for many years, during Ranga Pravesam the guru presents his or her disciple to the public. More info
This boxset includes DVD with subtitles, Aduio CD of the songs and a booklet which has the songs, meaning of the songs and descriptions of the dances for easy reference. Following are the dances:
Description: The production, with subtitles in English, helps dance students to get closer to the Arangetram by illustrating professional dance techniques and postures..
Origins of India's Hindu Civilization
Description: Long-ago Indo-Aryan invaders of India brought with them the pantheon of deities that evolved through the centuries into the complex Hindu religion that dominates the country's culture.
Understanding Hindu Traditions
Description: Visit historic Benares and see how a religious tradition, at least 5,000 years old, remains vital today. The major deities and their purposes are examined.
Mahabharata (1989) (2pc) (1990)
Description: This collection of ancient Sanskrit stories comprises a series of enlightened fables at the heart of countless beliefs, legends, and teachings; indeed, its very title means "the great story of mankind." Brook and award-winning writer Jean-Claude Carriere worked for eight years to develop this epic concerning two sides of a royal family, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, whose struggle leads to a fascinating voyage of emotions, contradictions, and dreams, filled with subplots which are alternately comic and tragic but always gloriously entertaining.
Description: Based of the life of one of the greatest thinkers the Indian sub-continent has ever know, Adi Shankarcharya is a stunning achievement in the annals of world cinema. It is also the only film ever made in the classical Sanskrit language. On the way he wrote several commentaries that have changed the way mankind looks at religion and theism and the eternal quest for inner turth. Accompaained by a resonant soundtrack of Chandts based on the Indian Vedas. Adi Shankaracharya was deservedly given the Indian national Award for Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Audiography and Best Screenplay.
Taj Mahal: The Story of Muslim India
Description: For more than 300 years, the Taj Mahal has stood as the symbol of the rich court life of the Moghuls and of Shah Jahan’s love for his wife.
Short Cut To Nirvana
Description: This enthralling documentary treks to the heart of the largest gathering of humanity on Earth: the Kumbh Mela. The huge festival has been held in India every 12 years for over two millennia, but is little known in the West—until now. The film spectacularly captures the sheer spiritual bliss, eternal wisdom and candid joy that envelop both the festival’s pilgrims and world-renowned gurus in attendance. SHORTCUT TO NIRVANA also features a special appearance by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Kumbh Mela - Songs of the River
Description: The Kumbh Mela is the "Festival of the Urn" that pours out the nectar of immortality. It is a great roving festival that has moved around India for 4,000 years, erecting temporary cities along the Ganges River where millions of Hindu faithful gather to wash away their sins in the holy waters.
When the Gods Dance - Bharatanatyam
Description: PART-17: Alarmed Valli (Bharata Natyam) * Kala Samarpana Group (Bharata Natyam) * Bharata Choodamani Group (Bharata Natyam) * Kalakshetra Group (Bharata Natyam) ** Indian Dance Comprises of three main elements Nritta or pure dance, Nritya or expression and Natya or drama. In this episode, we concentrate on Nritta or pure dance.
When the Gods Dance - Bharatanatyam
Description: PART-15: Lakshmi Vishwanathan (Bharata Natyam) * Students of Smt. Radha (Bharata Natyam) * Mahalakshmi Narendra (Bharata Natyam) ** In this episode, we present three compositions by three great Tamil poets. First, we have Ms. Lakshmi Vishwanathan dancing to the popular padam Varugalamo, an emotional number from Nandanar Charitram written by poet Gopalakrishna Bharati.
Symphony Celestial: 12 Fascinating Dance Forms of India, Concise Edition (CD-ROM)
Description: This CD-ROM brings the best of Indian Dance Forms in the most professional format. Sources for the Dances are from the best of the best and cover the following popular dances of India.