School of Indian Classical Arts in Kiev, Ukraine “Laxmi Samarpana”

At present in the school has been taught Kuchipudi – the one of seven Classical Dance Styles in India. This form of dance is not only external but internal also.

All lessons divided into 3 groups- the beginners, intermediate and advance level. There is a special group for kids from age 4-7. Also private classes are given. School welcomes all ages.

There is a place for everyone who wants to become a professional dancer or simply to enjoy for herself or himself.

The lessons have been held in both Russian and English.

Aims of school

To provide knowledge in the theory and practice of classical Indian dance style of Kuchipudi, teaching techniques and nuances of this style, its history and its culture, and its inner state, laws by which the internal energy moves and the spiritual aspect of the dance.  This dance originated in ancient India, it was performed in the temples, it served as the worship and praise of God,  and also it carried knowledge to the masses  through dance-dramas who didnt know the Sanskrit.

Indian classical dance will develop the students creativity and helping him better understand himself, to control his mind, emotions and body, becoming confident in life. Kuchipudi fully develops the body, making it more flexible and graceful, it increases physical strength and endurance. It also well develops a sense of rhythm, because it uses a very complex rhythmic patterns, some of them very rare used in other dances of the world. In Indian dance works every muscle from head to toe, and even used eyes, eyebrows, neck, head, much emphasis is going to work of the fingers, with coordination with the whole body doe provides good coordination. and awareness of the whole body . Learning this style of dance requires a high concentration,, discipline of mind, effort and patience with yourself, but at the same time it brings great inner joy while dancing.

At the highest form of which dancer  allows the internal inner being “I” – the spirit manifestes in the spontaneous movement which has not limited by fixed form of thought.

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Indian classical art of dance is based on three aspects:

– Nritta pure dance (dance without meanings), showing the aesthetic beauty of the dance by changing sculptural postures and different rhythmic patterns.

– Nritya dance that uses the pure dance and dance which cares the meaning of the poetry of the song (through hand gestures, facial expressions, body movement, music and lyrics).

– Natya dramatic aspect of the dance (which tells us the whole story through acting and choreography).

It uses mukya abhinaya (facial expressions), sarira abhinaya (expressions, borne of the body) and hasta abhinaya (which was described in an ancient manuscript “Natya Shastra” 2nd century DE)

“Laxmi Samarpana” is also a life theatre.

It has 2 productions: “Balakrishna” and “Devipurnama”

musical dance dramas.

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Devipurnama

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