Nrutya Bhushan Answer Key

NRITYA BHUSHAN PART 1 (FIRST YEAR)

Theory

• Definition of – Tala, Laya, Matra, Batu or Sthaye, Chauka and Bhumi Pranam

  • Sthayee Nrutya. It is performed in the honour of Lord Shiva – the cosmic lord of dance. It is one of the 64 furious aspects of Lord Shiva known. The origin of the dance is from tantrism that has flourished in odishi. Batu nrutya is a form of Sthaye Nritya and is an item of pure nrutya and remains the most difficult item of Odissi dance. There is no song or recitation accompanying the dance, but through out the item refrain of rhythmic syllables is provided.

  • Bhumi Pranam – Bhumi Pranam is a prayer to mother earth as a way of begging forgiveness for stamping on her. 

• Brief history on the origin of Odissi dance

• Sira bheda and Drishti bheda

• Ek tala, Jhampa and Tripata Tala

EK TAALA

TRIPATA TAALA

• Conceptual Understanding of Bharatmuni’s Natya Shastra

• Detailed description on Devadasi and Gotipua

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devadasi

In the above link focus particularly on Devdasis of Orissa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotipua

• Tandava and Lasya

• Detailed knowledge on Natya, Nruta and Nritya

• Understanding of 6 Anga, 6 Pratyanga along with their Upanga

• Detailed knowledge on Jagannath Dham and Mahari tradition

• Basic knowledge on Abhinaya Darpana and Abhinaya Chandrika

NRITYA BHUSHAN PART 2 (SECOND YEAR)

theory

• Description of Kathak Dance

• Description of Lasya and Tandava

• Differentiate between Natya, Nritya and Nrutya

• Abhinaya and its various forms

• Description – Laya, Matra, Tali, Khali, Sum, Ek guna, Dwi guna, Chau guna

• Knowledge of all the talas – Ek tali, Rupak, Tripata, Jhampa etc

• Defination of the following:

1 Angika, Vachika, Aharya and Sathvika

2 Samabhanga, Abhanga, Tribhanga and Atibhanga

3 Chari, Bhramari, Pallavi, Moksha and Gotipua

• Knowledge of Asanjukta and Sanjukta hasta mudra

• Knowledge of Abhinaya Chandrika and Abhinaya Darpana

NRITYA BHUSHAN FINAL (THIRD YEAR)

theory

• Definition – Aarasa, Mana, Gadi, Mahari, Gotipua

• Description of Dakshini Shakpa Tala (Dhruba, Matha, Rupak, Jhap, Tripata, Atatha, Ek Tala)

• Brief history of Odissi dance and your opinion/suggestions for its betterment

• Brief description of all the classical dances of India

• Life and work of famous odissi dancers

• Knowledge of various talas used in Odissi

• Knowledge of Odissi attire and jewelry

• Life and work of Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja

• Meaning of ‘Abhinaya’ and its importance in dance (specially in Odissi dance)

• Knowledge of different stages of Abhinaya – for example: Angika, Vachika, Aharya, Satvika

• Defination and explaninition of – Guru, Laghu, Dhruta and Anudhruta

• Essay on Bharatnatyam and Kathak dance forms