Kala Vandanam is pleased to bring an exciting, holistic, intensive learning experience to Bharatanatyam students and teachers. Join us for Natya Gurukulam 2020, a weeklong residential camp to explore Bharatanatyam and allied arts to enrich your understanding and develop new skills alongside others, to take their personal artistic journey forward.
Want to get a feel for the experience? Please view the Natya Gurukulam 2018 – Documentary from the inaugural camp, and hear from the camp attendees and master instructors.
- Yoga & body conditioning
- Nritta – Bharatanatyam technique
- Nritya and Natya – expressional dance
- Repertory class
- Vocal music and nattuvangam – appreciation & training
- Group discussions, film viewings and peer collaboration
- Closing day informal showcase by attendees and master instructors
Natya Gurukulam 2020 gives attendees the rare opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the arts without the distractions of everyday life, including access to electronic devices. This will be a transformative experience for the mind, body and artistic soul. Natya Gurukulam 2020 will be conducted at scenic Koinonia Retreat Center situated in the wooded, rolling hills near Lake Sylvia in South Haven, MN. Attendees will have shared rooms in the Retreat Lodge, wholesome vegetarian meals, and access to a beautiful natural setting including a large outdoor labyrinth and wooded trails teeming with wildlife.
Natya Gurukulam 2020 will be taught by MASTER INSTRUCTORS:
Bharatanatyam, theory and Carnatic music
Bharatanatyam and theory
REGISTRATION AND TUITION
Natya Gurukulam 2020 gives attendees the rare opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the arts without the distractions of everyday life. This will be a transformative experience for the mind, body and artistic soul. It is open to Bharatanatyam students and teachers, age 12 and up (age 12 as of June 15, 2020). To support the learning pace, there will be two groups, 1.) Beginner teens and adults (expected to have learned most or all adavus and introductory repertoire pieces such as Pushpanjali, Alarippu, Jathiswaram), and 2.) Intermediate teens and adults (expected to have learned all adavus and several repertoire pieces such as Jathiswaram, Shabdam, Keerthanam, Thillana), and 3.) Advanced students (Post-Arangetram – 8+ years of training, are fast learners and have learned advanced repertoire pieces) and teachers. Please contact Kala Vandanam with questions about eligibility.
Each student attendee will have an opportunity work with each of the master instructors. The master instructors will determine group assignments for each attendee (not self-selection) based on a pre-camp evaluation. LIMITED ENROLLMENT. ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FOR THE ENTIRE CAMP.
This will require attendees to focus completely, have the mental and physical stamina to learn in an intensive manner, and be inspired by the world around them. To facilitate this, attendees may not make/send or receive calls or messages, or visit home during the camp, except in the case of emergency. EXCEPTION – first time camp attendees may make a call home mid-week. During the camp, all contact between parents and the camp administrators will be in the event of emergency only.
SHOWCASE – The camp will conclude an informal showcase at Koinonia Retreat Center, featuring the attendees performing repertory they have learned during the week and performances by the master instructors.
TUITION, ROOM & BOARD
- EARLY REGISTRATION (valid through 1/31/2020) – $1150
- REGULAR REGISTRATION (valid 2/1-5/15/2020 4/30/2019) – $1300
- LATE REGISTRATION (valid 5/1-6/15/2020) – $1550
- FAMILY DISCOUNT – Attendees from the same household receive a discount. First attendee: Full fee, 2+ – $50 off each additional attendee
- 50% NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT required at the time of registration, balance due 06/20/2020
- REGISTRATION CLOSES when all spots are filled, or 06/15/2020 – whichever comes first
Includes music fee of $25 for professionally recorded music
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
9:00am-11:00am Adavu class and body conditioning
11:00-1:00pm Lunch and free time
1:30-3:00pm Repertory class
3:30pm-4:30pm Music class
4:45-5:45pm Theory Class
7:00-9:00pm Varies by day – includes nature walks, group discussions, film viewings or free time
10:00pm Room check
10:30pm LIGHTS OUT