Melvin Varghese

Melvin Varghese
Melvin Varghese
Melvin Varghese
Melvin Varghese
Melvin Varghese

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Pushing the boundaries of traditional Indian classical dance, Melvin Varghese is an emerging dancer, instructor, and choreographer hailing from New York City. He started training in the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam at the tender age of six and completed his formal graduation in 2004 under Smt. Chandrakala Raghavan. Since then, Melvin has trained under several renowned gurus in India including Leela Samson, RLV Anand, and Parshwanath Upadhye, to name a few. more

Class Descriptions

Class Description

Bharatanatyam is one of the seven classical dance styles originating in India, tracing its roots to 5000 BC, making it one of the oldest art forms in the world! The three essential components of Bharatanatyam are Bhava (emotion), Raga (melody) and Tala (rhythm), which utilizes nritta (technique), nritya (facial expressions) and natya (story telling) to create the rich style that is deeply rooted in Hinduism. The intrinsic Southern Indian geometric style is well known for its intricate footwork, hand gestures and expression (or Abhinaya) to tell a story.

Melvin's class will focus on a few dance phrases that will be set to music and utilized in choreography.

Upcoming Classes

Sun · May 28
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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