Choose India Dance Wales to share, learn, develop and enjoy the classical art dance style of Bharatanatyam. With all members of society and to make the beautiful art form accessible, inspiring, challenging and innovative.
India Dance Wales - Wales' professional Premiere Indian Dance Company
India Dance Wales is Wales' premier professional Indian Dance company, and has been enchanting audiences with the art of Classical Indian Dance since 1983. The company has made its mark as the driving force for creating and establishing an interest in Indian Dance in Wales. With regular class schedules across South Wales, West Wales and South West England, and numerous workshops, community work and productions.
India Dance Wales specialises in the Classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, one of the most dynamic and internationally popular styles of Indian Dance. This ancient art form is based around Hindu mythology and originated in Hindu temples as a form of worship to the Gods. There are two main aspects; Nritta (abstract dance movements) and Abhinaya (a portrayal of the feelings and emotions protrayed through mime, using hand gestures and facial expression) to create this dynamic art form. While Nritta excites and energises, Abhinaya reaches out to the hearts and minds of the audience. A popular etymology states that the word Bha-ra-ta-natyam stands for "Bhava" meaning expression, "Raga" meaning melody, "Tala" meaning rhythm and natyam meaning dance.
Founder and Director – Kiran Ratna FISTD (Fellow of Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance)
India Dance Wales
Kiran Ratna 07502 256 331
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Other classes in Wales please contact Megan Lloyd on;
Telephone: 07708 474885
PANGBOURNE, READING - Teacher: Kiran Ratna
Telephone: 07502 256 331
EXETER & PLYMOUTH - Teacher: Vibha Selvaratnam
Telephone: 07909 330 780
India Dance Wales is Wales' premier professional Indian Dance company and has been enchanting audiences with the art of Classical Indian Dance since 1983.
India Dance Wales has been running educational programmes for over 30 years and is experienced in providing programmes for all ages and abilities.