Nrutya Bhushan exam

The Nritya bhushan exams are conducted in three levels (Bhushan Part 1, Bhushan part 2. Bhushan Final). The Nritya Bhushan level is completed once a student has appeared for all  the three Nritya Bhushan papers. There will be theory and practical exams. Each level will have both theory & practical papers. 

NRITYA BHUSHAN PART 1 (FIRST YEAR)

Theory

• 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

• Conceptual 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

Practical
  • Bhumi pranam, Mangalacharan, Botu Nritya
  • Foot positions
  • Taal – Jhampa, Triputa, ek Taal
  • Single hand gestures, Walking styles (Chari), Spins (Bhramari)
  • Khandi in ek Taal
  • 8 types of head positions and their practical applications
  • 4 types of neck movements and practical demonstration
  • Eye movements and their corresponding emotions. Names and demonstration
  • Demonstration of Samambhanga, Abhanga, Tribhanga, Athibhanga
  • Demonstrations of ek taal and rupak taal in all speeds
  • All previous exam portions will be carried forward.

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

practical
  • Application of the following foot positions in dance
    Dhanu, Kumba, Maha Pada, ek Pada
  • Botu Nritya
  • Abhinay piece
  • Geet govind abhinay piece
  • Folk and other dances of Odisha
  • Demonstation of Foot positions based on Abhinay Chandrika such as
    Sampada, Kumbapada, Sanyukta Dhanupada, mahapada
  • Demonstration of all single and conjunctive hand gestures
  • Application of the following Paramparik foot positions according to Natya Shastra:
    Amrita, Nupura Pada, Parasa pada, rekha pada, Sama, Agratal, Sanchari, Anchita, Kunchita, Suchipada
  • Demonstration of all charis and manadalas in odissi
  • Taal: Triputa, khemta
    Demonstrate any one tukda with taali, khali and matra on your hand in all speeds
  • All previous exam portions will be carried forward.

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

practical
  • Basant pallavi or any pallavi based on Kalyaan raag
  • Odiya Abhinay based on Krishna
  • Khandis in Triputa, Mat, Jhap taal
  • Performance of Botu, Pallavi, Moksh & Mangalacharan
  • 2 dance forms of Orissa
  • Practical knowlegde and application of the following bhangis:
    Aasan, Mardal Ankuchan, nikuchank, shivkara, bhramri, Mandala, Uthpallavan, shuka chanchu, utholika, nibedana, Potala, biraja, Asrita, Darpini, Parasa Mardala
  • Demonstration of hand gestures from Abhinaya Darpana and Natya shastra
  • Practical knowledge of the following:
  1. Nritya Hasta – Abhinaya Darpan
  2. Gati bhangi – Abhinaya Darpan
  3. Bharmri – Natya Shastra
  4. Sthanka – Abhinaya Darpan
  5. Katikorma – Natya Shastra
  • Following Taals:
    • Jhampa
    • jaati
    • aaditaal
    • kuduktaal
  • Karnatik taals:
  • All previous exam portions will be carried forward.