Department of Dance
The department of Dance is established in 1995 and belongs to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The department produces dancers and dance teachers in Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattom.
Class room lectures: These sessions covers the theoretical part of the syllabus. The objective of the sessions is to help the students gain a detailed knowledge dance, various theories of performance, modern stage and approaches etc.
Practical Sessions : As both the disciplines taught in the department are of performing nature, more thrust is always given on providing strict training during practical sessions in ‘kalaris’.
Sanskrit Sessions: The learning of dance is incomplete without acquiring a basic knowledge of the ancient Sanskrit Texts written on Indian Dance, Music and Drama like Natyasastra, Abhinayadarpanam, Sangeetaratnakaram etc. So, there are separate sessions to provide elementary knowledge on Sanskrit language to the dance students so that they can understand these valuable texts and their interpretations with more clarity.
Cultural History Sessions: Art is a product of culture. Hence, it is important to know the past cultural history which provided a platform for the origin and evolution of various art forms that we see today. We engage faculties from history and other related departments to conduct sessions on Art and Cultural history which have been beneficial to the dance students in a great way.
About Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
The University was established two decades ago in the name of the illustrious Indian philosopher Jagad Guru Adi Sankara in his place of birth at Kalady. The basic objective of the University is to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit, Indology, Indian culture, Indian and Foreign languages, Indian philosophy, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and to promote the study and research in Sanskrit and other systems of Indian knowledge. As a centre of cultural heritage and a house for indigenous art forms, the University is envisioned to harmonize the society through educational excellence.