Dec 2020 Manasa-Art Without Frontiers Zoom classes

This fourth session of Zoom classes from December 1 will include 3 choreographies, one of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and 2 by Sharon Lowen. 2 start in the first week and 1 at the end of the month so that students can focus on no more than 2 at time. A number of students attended all 4, plus theory, classes in earlier sessions and consensus was a request to offer two at a timel.

All classes are recorded for your review and if you can't attend in the weekly scheduled time.

Dec 1 Tuesday 6:00 p.m. IST Taranga Pallavi in Bilahari Raga
Dec 3 Thursday 6:00 p.m. IST Namami Shamishan Nirvana Rupam Mangalacharan
Dec 28 Monday 6:00 p.m. IST Madhurashtakam

Bilahari/Taranga Pallavi (choreographed by Padmavibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra)
This is an advanced pallavi and you need to have learnt 3 pallavis earlier to register (special permission for present students can be requested from Sharon directly)

Namami Shamishan Nirvan Roopam Mangalacharan performed at Mukteswara Temple Festival
This invocation opens with iconographic images of Shiva and extols him with shlokas from Tulsidas composed by Smt.V. Sarala Rao. I bow to the unmanifest form of Iswara, to that dear peace-giver, god of all.
This is suitable for Odissi students who have learnt an earlier mangalacharan.

Madhurashtakam (choreographed by Sharon Lowen)
The Madhurāṣṭakam deals with the qualities and deeds of Lord Krishna, all of which have been conceptualized as being dipped in madhu, meaning honey or nectar. In the eyes of the devotee, everything that pertains to Lord is sweet and graceful, he being the adhipati (Lord and Godhead) of all sweetness. The body of the Madhurāṣṭakam includes many qualities, attributes and motifs associated with Krishna, including the venu flute, cows, the Yamuna river, gopis, and Krishna's lila. These symbols and motifs related to the life and deeds of Lord Sri Krishna have been labelled as 'sweet' in the astakam. starts at 7:30 min
This is suitable for Odissi students who have learnt at least one abhinaya choreography earlier

Classes will meet weekly until completed which will depend on students' comfort level

Bilahari Pallavi Rs 7500 for residents of India/$165 or equivalent for international students
Namami Shamishan Mangalacharan Rs 4500 for residents of India/$120 or equivalent for international students
Madhurastrakam Rs 6500for residents of India/$150 or equivalent for international students

International payment can be by transferwise (preferred) or PayPal to
Let me know if you want bank transfer info for my USA or India bank account

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Manasa-Art Without is a registered NGO that cannot accept funds from outside India
Bank transfer info for Indian rupee payments only:
Account Name: Manasa Art Without Frontiers
Beneficiary Account Number: 50200024440492
Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Branch Name: 22 Sunder Nagar Market
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Phone no: 9810178072 email:,

Zoom class link, music and notes will be sent upon submission of this form and receipt of payment (email your payment confirmation or if payment will be delayed for any reason

I'm looking forward to continuing teaching new and old students again.
If you are interested in attend our ongoing technique and review Saturday and Sunday classes at 4 pm. drop me an email.

Manasa-Art Without Frontiers was inaugurated in 1995 by Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar. It aims to facilitate the intersections between visual, performing and other art forms, both traditional and contemporary while providing kal-ke-kalakars with training and platforms to develop and share their artistic expression.
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