Kala Sangam 21st October 2019
Bharatanatyam Academy

Bharatanatyam Academy

with Santosh Menon

Every Saturday, term time only – starting on 21 September

10.30 – 11.30am

Our Bharatanatyam Academy offers the very best quality accredited ISTD training in the classical Indian dance style Bharatanatyam. Taught by renowned dancer, Santosh Menon, this beautiful and dramatic dance style tells the stories of Indian mythology through hand gestures, footwork, facial expressions and neck and head movements.

Classes are open to people of all abilities and backgrounds.

You will also have the opportunity to perform what you have learnt to families and friends in our Ganges Theatre, at our annual Kala Utsav event.

£10 per class or £100 per term

To book a place, please contact Fay on 01274 303340 or email fay@kalasangam.org

 

Bharatanatyam Teacher – Santosh Kumar Menon

Santosh Kumar, also known by his stage name as Santosh Menon, is an alumnus of Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts in Chennai India, where he became a guest artist and teacher after completing his post-graduation in Bharatanatyam. He was a visiting scholar at Hong Kong University for three years before moving to the UK.

Santosh Kumar established the Kshetra Dance Company in the UK to promote the traditional Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam and to provide training in a more refined way to all age groups. He teaches Bharatanatyam in London, Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Scarborough, Salisbury and Worcester. He prepares dance students for various grades of the ISTD exams in Bharatanatyam and helps students prepare for their Arangetram (dance graduation).

Besides Bharatanatyam, Santosh Kumar also provides training in other Indian classical dance and music, such as: Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, Carnatic vocals and Nattuvangam.

Read more about Santosh

 

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