Applications Open: Dance Retreat and Natyasashtra Workshop in Pune, India. August 2012

Greetings
… On behalf of Chinmaya Naada Bindu – India.  CNB is professional Gurukul (residential school) for Indian Performing Arts located in the serene setting of the Chinmaya Vibhooti Ashram on over 60 acres of land at the foothills of the Sahyadri hills in Kolwan, Pune Dt, INDIA.In August of 2012 we are offering an exceptional Gurukul experience for Bharatanatyam dancers all over the world.  Designed with a comprehensive daily schedule for the development of the total dancer, the 21-day dance intensive + cultural tour (along with the 2-day Natyashastra workshop) aims to create an inspirational experience for dancers and dance students.  The attached brochure pdf gives all details.

The CNB atmosphere has been compared to the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Festival by dance scholar Sunil Kothari and described as “heaven on Earth” by Bharatanatyam maestro Padmabhushan C.V. Chandrasekhar.

Students may either register for the full 21-day retreat or only for the 2-day Natyashastra workshop. Enrollment is limited and is on a first come first served basis.

Thank you and feel free to write to me with any questions at:  cnbdances@gmail.com

In His Service
Ramaa Bharadvaj
Director, Dance – Chinmaya Naada Bindu

714 / 983 – 6096 (USA)
+91 96042 49102 (Chinmaya Naada Bindu)
http://www.youtube.com/user/chittashakti3 (Youtube)

More Details….

Chinmaya Naada Bindu
(Gurukul for Indian Performing Arts, Kolwan, India)

offers
MONSOON DANCE GURUKUL ‘12
+ Cultural Tour
August 1, 2012 to August 21, 2012

A 3-week residential Bharatanatyam immersion-study …
In the spiritual serenity of an Ashram setting in India  …
In the coolness of India’s spectacular monsoons!

For an exceptional Gurukul learning experience!

Designed & Conducted by
Ramaa Bharadvaj
Director, Dance – Chinmaya Naada Bindu

Includes a 2-day residential Natyashastra Workshop
with scholar Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao
(Aug 11 & 12, 2012)

At Chinmaya Vibhooti
At Post Kolwan, Taluka Mulashi,
Dist. Pune – 412108, INDIA
A comprehensive daily schedule for the development of the total dancer.
(SEE ATTACHED BROCHURE FOR DETAILS

* Strengthening Bharatanatyam technique, refining rhythm, nuances of abhinaya + Repertoire development (music is given with all dances taught) * “First-light” yoga / pranayama sessions at sunrise * Vedic Chanting * Introductory Sanskrit with Sw. Ramakrishnananda * Carnatik music * Natyashastra workshop by Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao * Cultural tour to Bangalore (Nrityagram dance village) & Salem (“Krishna Jayanthi Cultural Festival”) * Showcase performance & certificates.

Additional experiences: Morning & evening discourses by visiting Acharyas – rituals at our magnificent Hanuman temple & Pranava Ganesh temple – guided hikes onto the Sahyadri mountains – all Ashram events & discourses.

How to apply
A letter of intent with following information: (Due Immediately)
–      Name and address
–      Dance training history (# of years and # of class/practice hours a week)
–      Why you wish to attend the Dance Gurukul at Chinmaya Naada Bindu
–      An online link to your formal or informal performance (MUST)
Students selected after initial screening based on Letter of Intent will be emailed the registration form.
Registration deadline July 15, 2012

Email to: cnbdances@gmail.com with CC to cnb@chinmayamission.com
Chinmaya Naada Bindu – Our facilities
(See attached brochure for details)

Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukul is housed in the premises of Chinmaya Vibhooti, (a spiritual resource centre) located on 60 acres of land at the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountain range in the village of Kolwan near Pune, India.  Our facilities offer:
–     Spacious shared room with attached bathrooms
–     3 vegetarian meals prepared in our hygienically equipped kitchen
–      Emergency clinic on site
–      Dedicated dance studio with wall to wall mirror and wooden floor
–      1008 capacity theater with ceiling design inspired by peacock feathers.
–      Two magnificent fully operational temples

Chinmaya Naada Bindu
@Chinmaya Vibhooti
At Post Kolwan, Taluka Mulashi,
Dist. Pune – 412108
Maharashtra, INDIA
We welcome you into our sacred home

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One response to “Applications Open: Dance Retreat and Natyasashtra Workshop in Pune, India. August 2012

  1. a workshop on natyashastra is being held at natyashastra anusandana kendram, bhopal from 20 june-20 july at bhopal. workshop directors: KS Rajendran/AnjanaRajan.

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