Nrutya Bhushan exam

Year 1

NRITYA BHUSHAN PART 1 (FIRST YEAR)

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

• Brief history on the origin of Odissi dance

• Sira bheda and Drishti bheda

• Ek tala, Jhampa and Tripata Tala

• Understanding of Bharatmuni’s Natya Shastra

• Detailed description on Devadasi and 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)

• 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)

• 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