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Monday, July 02, 2007

Certificate Course in Indian Music and Dance

Semester III
Department of Communicative English
Certificate Course in Indian Music and Dance

Code: 301 No of hours 60
2 Hours / week/ 2 credits

Objectives:
• To introduce students to music and dances in India
• To enable students to theoretically as well as practically understand appreciate music and dances in Indian

Description:

Module 1
Introduction to Music Carnatic & Hindustani
Theory:
Carnatic:
Swaras
Thalas
Ragas
Life and works of great musicians
Musical instruments

The students will also be trained in classical music and they should be able to sing a few geethams,varnas and keertanas by the end of the course.

Hindustani:
Swaras
Ragas
Difference between Hindustani and carnatic music

Module 2
Dance forms
Bharanatanatyam
Kathak
Kathakali
Kuchipudi
Manipuri ( 'Meitei Jagoi' or 'Raas Lila')
Mohiniattam
Odissi

Module 3
Natyashastra, The Guru-sishya Parampara
Hastas
Nritta, Nritya, Natya
Nayaka, Nayika and Sakhi
Costumes
Musical Accompaniment

Module 4
Devadasi
Navarasas and Abhinaya
Arangetram
Dance festivals
Folk Dances

Module 5
Practicals

Note: Students will be taught with one folk dance and few other dances

Bibliography:
Khokar, Ashish Mohan. Bharatanatyam. New Delhi.
Khokar, Ashish Mohan. Classical Dance. Eastern Book Corporation, 2004.
Khokar, Mohan. Dancing Bharata Natyam: A Manual on Adavus- The Basic Dance-Units of the Art. Bombay: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1979.
Narayanan, Kalanidhi. Aspects of Abhinaya. The Alliance Company, 1998.
Ram, N. ed. Hindu Speaks on Music, Kasturi and Sons, 1998.
Sarabhai, Mrinalini. Understanding Bharata Natyam. Rpt. Ahmedabad: Darpana Pub, 2005


Selection test
Audition: Friday, 6 July 2007
Criteria for selection
Place: 209 Main Block
Declaration of Results: 9 July 2007

The Course
Classes begin on 9 July 2007
Classes: Mon – Fri – 4.00 to 5.30 pm
: Sat: 2-4pm
Course fee: Rs 800

Course Teachers
Prsasnna Kumar (Student Welfare Office)
Deepa K Narayanan (Dept of Media Studies)
Tana Trivedi Joshi (Dept of Media Studies)

2 comments:

Mithraah Indiirh said...

Sir...
Just for Gyan...
So that you are Politically Correct its Manipuri... not Manapuri!
and its better to refer to the dance as 'Meitei Jagoi' or 'Raas Lila'

Anil Pinto said...

thanks for the 'Gyan'. Have incorporated the 'Gyan'