- Dance – Nruthya
Nritya corresponds to the mime performed to the song. That is in other words, it is the Interpretative dance. The vaachikaabhinaya of natya where the actors themselves use speech is replaced by the music and song which accompanies dance.
‘Rasabhaavavyanjanaadiyuktam nruttamitiryate, etannnrutyam mahaaraajsabhaayaam kalpayet sadaa’
That is, that dance which relates to Sentiment (rasa) and Psychological States (bhaava) is called nritya.
There are way too many things to know when it comes to any dance. Bharatanatyam tops the list, it requires deeper understanding, maturity and skill to learn and perform. Classical dance has three main aspects namely Nritta, Nritya, and Natya which acts as the 3Ns of Bharatanatyam
- Music- Sangeetha
Like all art forms in Indian culture, Indian classical music is believed to be a divine art form which originated from the Devas and Devis(Hindu Gods and Goddesses) and is venerated as symbolic of nada brahman.
The main emphasis in Sangeetha is on vocal music. Most compositions are written to be sung and even when played on instruments, they are meant to be performed in a singing style (known as gayaki).
The important elements of sangeetha are Sruti, Swara, Raga system, Tala system. Sangeetha involves varisais (graded exercises), alankaras (exercises based on the seven talas), geetams or simple songs, and Swarajatis
- Theatre- Naataka
The enactment of real and imagined events through role-play, play making and performances, enabling individuals and groups to explore, shape and represent ideas, feelings and their consequences in symbolic or dramatic form.’Nataka is a unique tool to explore and express human feeling. It is an essential form of behavior in all cultures, it is a fundamental human activity. Nataka is also a tool which is flexible, versatile and applicable among all areas of the curriculum. It assists in development of the use of imagination, powers of creative self-expression, understanding of self and the world.