Posted On: Friday, February 5th, 2016
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Noopura Bhramari- introduced Bharata’s Natyashastra and other important treatises teaching classes(Certificate course) on weekly/monthly basis to ​interested candidates (sub junior, junior, senior, vidwat and MA dance students and performers) and interested sahridaya’s.

Introduction to the course given by one of our faculty is here.


Candidates can opt different sessions like 

  1. Theory Classes on Natyashastra Stories and Choreography/Abhinaya skills  
  2. Natyashastra Chapters as per the preferences by candidate OR Chapter wise syllabus made by Institute OR Selected Dance Treatises like Abhinaya Darpana, Sangeeta Ratnakara, Nartana Nirnaya, Lasya Ranjana, Bharatarnava  etc.,
  3. Natyashastra Practical Class (The sessions are divided into 1.Angabhedas, 2.Charis, 3.Nritta hastas 4.Karanas) handled by Dr.Shobha Shashikumar. 
  4. Bharatanatyam Junior, Senior and Vidwat Grade Theory and practical syllabus

General Guidlines

  • Classes will be conducted as per the preferences given by candidates (Like online or offline)​.  Candidate has to fix the dates of class with instructors mutual consent.  At least Two members are compulsory.
  • Quality is our criteria. The complete attention towards Class and course is expected from the candidate. For attaining proper, healthy, competitive class procedure, no other person( except candidate) is allowed in class timings. Without proper reason and prior permission candidate should not discontinue the course or class regulations. If such cases found, Noopura Bhramari Foundation has all the rights to take disciplinary action and candidate admission/result/facility will be withheld-ed.
  • NoopuraBhramari believes in morals and values of Indian Culture and Gurukula tradition. It works purely on ethical grounds. So any kind of unethical, unconstitutional, fictitious, secretive, propagandas are not encouraged. Disciplined, punctual, patient, soft behaviour is always appreciated.
  • Noopura Bhramari aim towards overall personality development and complete understanding of prescribed texts/practical approach. Thus syllabus might get modified based on the performances and caliber of the candidate.
  • Final test and completion of some assignments for theory and practical’s to be taken by the candidate for certification need. After completion of 3 months preliminary course, candidate can take the next 3 months advanced level course. If candidate feel tough in handling the syllabus or due to time inconvenience, they can extend the course class for further more days also.
  • If candidates are more in number; institute shall take the decisions on class and course patterns. Entrance test may be conducted if faculty demands/wish to analyse the caliber of candidate.
  • No supervision/personal meddling is entertained. The decision of Noopura Bhramari Trust is Final.
  • Those who willing to avail the classes and details please contact 9964140927. Or
  • Bank Details: The Federal Bank Limited, PutturAccount Number: Noopura Bhramari – 18940100002234IFSC Code: FDRL0001894

6 Responses to Natyashastra

  1. Amruthavarshini

    I have been learning the Natyashastra course under Manorama ma’am from October 2018. When I started the course with her, the only purpose of learning this course was to learn the Karanas, for which this would act as a base course. Having no knowledge of Natyashastra before I didn’t know it’s true value. When I started this course I began to understand that Natyashastra is the soul of dance. Ma’am has in depth knowledge of the subject and has never left any of my doubts unanswered. As a cherry on top, she has excellent knowledge about our Sanathana Dharma which helps connecting all the dots. It was not just a class but an experience which has definitely changed the way I look and perceive dance. I am absolutely thankful to Noopura Bhramari for this course

  2. Megha Srinivas

    I have completed my Natyashastra course from Noopura Bhramari. If one is interested in understanding the technique of Karanas, they should take up this course. It not only helps in learning the Angika aspects, but also helps us understand how it can be adapted in dance.

    Not only the practical aspects are touched upon but a scientific approach is provided to the students. The faculty, which consists of research scholars ignite keen interest towards various texts. I strongly recommend this course for all serious pursuers in Dance.

    I am very grateful to Dr. Shobha Shashikumar and Dr. B N Manorama for teaching and providing me the certification from Noopura Bhramari.

  3. Madhulika Srivatsa

    I have been a student of the Natyashastra Certification course conducted jointly by Noopura Bhramari and Mayuri Nrutyashala. This is a practical based course which involves learning of the Angika elements of the Natyashastra. The course is tailored to the student’s need and capabilities which makes the learning very enjoyable and holistic. For anyone who wishes to understand the basic principles of body language; which can also be applied to any dance form, this course is highly recommended.
    The approach to the course and the process of certification also allows the student to apply the angika techniques, as well as study the theoretical essentials of Natyashastra – which greatly helps the learners to explore their own vision of the form alongside developing a sound aesthetic sense.

    To be under the guidance of Dr Shobha Shashikumar for this course has been an eye opener for my understanding of dance.
    A comprehensive, and a very well designed two-level certification course by the Noopura Bhramari board of scholars. Thank you for this opportunity!

  4. Arun Sreenivasan


    I am Arun Sreenivasan, student of Bharatanatya from Bangalore. I am one of the beneficiaries of the Natyashastra two-level certification course, jointly conducted by Noopura Bhramari and Mayuri Nrutyashala. This is practice based course where not only the fundamental 108 Karana-s (as reconstructed by Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam) are taught but also the Angika nuances which are eminent to a dancer is concentrated upon the interest of the dancer. The course tailors to the student’s interest and capacity. The course has been an eye-opener for me, not just in Bharatanatya, but the Indian system of arts; it has made significant impact to my very approach in dance, personally and I am more convinced about my learning journey. I want to sincerely thank Dr. Shobha Shashikumar, Dr. Manorama B N and the board of scholars for this wonderful opportunity!

  5. Kavitha Harish

    I am Kavitha Harish, I have undergone this Natyashastra course. Dr. B N Manorama madam has explained about angikabhinaya, karanas, and about all chapters so intelligently. This course has given me new thoughts and clarity about the dance. My sincere thank to Dr. Manorama madam for this wonderful opportunity.

  6. Rachana Abhishek

    I am Rachana Abhishek and I have had the opportunity to attend the natyashastra theory short term course by Dr. Manorama. Being a bharathanatyam dancer I always urged to know about the Natyashastra as the exposure we had was very minimal. The exam text books just gave glimpses of it. The classes conducted were extraordinary and Dr Manorama is such a big knowledge repository. She could easily respond to any query asked. The Shastra is so wide and her expertise in it is commendable. Looking forward to many such learning opportunities from her. Thank you madam for sharing your knowledge with us.

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