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.
Abhinayam is the art of
expression. It is the medium of presentation by which one can convey one's
ideas and the feelings to others without speech but by means of mudras, mime,
facial expression and movements of the body.
Bharata explains "exhibiting the meaning
of that which is expressed in 'Abhi' meaning forward and "Nayam"
meaning to lead forward the characteristics of a character is abhinayam."
BharathaNatiyam is a classical Indian dance form which is popular in the state of Tamil Nadu,India.
A origin of the name is from Bharatha Muni, who wrote the Natya Shastra to which Bharatha Natiyam has many of its ideas.
Lord “Natarajar”(Lord Siva) is considered to be the god of Bharatha Natiyam.Bharatha Natiyam has three basics,"Bhavam" which means expression , "ragam" meaning medium, "thalam" meaning rhythm and natiyam meaning dance .