Shree Padma Nrityam Academy is an Indian Classical Bharatanatyam Dance school served by Bala Devi. Bala
teaches, conducts workshops and master classes. She develops outreach performances, programs for Schools and Universities. SPNAPA based in Princeton, New Jersey.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Navarasam - Bharathanatiyam
Nava means "Nine" and Rasa is often translated as "mood", "emotion", "expression" or "sentiment". The Navarasa, in the dance refer to the nine expressions that humans often show. These are
1. Love ( Shringaara ) 2. Laughter ( Haasya ) 3. Kind-heartedness or compassion ( Karuna ) 4. Anger ( Roudra ) 5. Courage ( Veera ) 6. Fear ( Bhayaanaka ) 7. Disgust ( Beebhatsa ) 8. Wonder or Surprise ( Adbhutha ) 9. Peace or tranquility ( Shaantha)