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An app that makes Bharatanatyam easy to learn and practice

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Noted Bharatanatyam dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant has come up with a application which aims to enable Bharatanatyam enthusiasts continue their practice beyond the classroom besides transforming the way dance is currently taught.

Available across various devices, the subscription- based dance practice app, 'Natyarambha', was launched here last evening, according to a release.

The app, available on www.Natyarambha.Com, contains guided lessons, mnemonics, music, and visuals, replicating the format of a Bharatanatyam class, and a range of practice options to enable practice at home easy.

Aimed at inspiring a young dance student to practice at home, to hone talent into training and perfect the basic grammar of the dance style, Ananda, with the help of her student, Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher Sneha Magapu who is also a senior software professional, developed 'Natyarambha'.

"Natyarambha is conceived as an easy practice tool for beginners even as it has powerful practice aids for professionals with a wide range of practice routines that can also be personalised and shared. It is a boon for young teachers like me and a ready reference for a lot of parents out there," said Sneha.

"The online app comes with pre-recorded high quality lessons capturing the nuances of the dance form that we hope will transform the teaching, learning and practicing of dance," said Sneha.

Renowned dancer Sonal Mansingh, who was present at the event, congratulated Ananda for the new learning tool and urged her to extend the app to other dance forms too.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 23 2017. 19:48 IST