SAMARPANA INSTITUTE OF DANCE
Quality Training in Bharathanatyam
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” – Martha Graham
Samarpana, meaning "a divine offering," is a dance school that offers the essence of the ancient art form of Bharathanatyam. The Samarpana Institute was co-founded by Sydney based dance couple, Suresh and Shobana in 2010. At Samarpana, the individuality of each student is nurtured, while they are trained in the intricacies of Bharathanatyam. Students of Samarpana also learn to appreciate the aesthetics and rich cultural heritage of the art form.
Bharathanatyam as it is known today, is the oldest classical dance tradition of India dating over 2000 years old.
CLASSES WE OFFER
Children and Adults
The Samarpana Institute offers Bharathanatyam classes in the Kalakshetra style, for children (5 years and above) and adults. Classes are operated during the NSW school terms, in Blacktown. With small class sizes, students are given individual attention and quality training in Bharathanatyam.
School holiday workshops are offered to enhance and consolidate the students' learning and knowledge in Bharathanatyam
For Advanced Students
Nattuvangam is the art of conducting a live Bharathanatyam recital, using Cymbals to guide the dancer with the beats and also involves reciting rhythmic syllables for dance. Students post-arangetram (debut recital) level can train in Nattuvangam. This is an essential sub-skill for the serious dance student.
SILAMBAM TRADITIONAL TAMIL MARTIAL ARTS
Children and Adults
Silambam is an ancient Tamil Martial Art Form using a long stick for self-defence. Silambam was a commonly utilised warfare practice by Tamils thousands of years ago. It has now become a rare art-form. Today Silambam is used as an entertainment as well as a sporting activity. Learning this art form provides many benefits for our modern stressful lives; namely, it is a form of mindfulness and enhances physical fitness.
At Samarpana foundational training in Silambam is provided for senior dance students as an allied art, or for anyone who wants to learn this art form alone.