Himalayan School of Traditional Dance is a global initiative founded by Brahmarishi Mohanji, that takes one on a journey to experience awareness, alignment and devotion through the traditional dance forms of Bharat.
Himalayan School of Traditional dance brings to you the traditional dance forms in their pure form, available and accessible to one and all.
Himalayan school represents a grand tradition of Masters who have been guiding humanity towards liberated existence. It provides a platform to connect to oneself through dance, experience the joy while appreciating the nuances and aesthetics of the classical art form and progress towards inner transformation simultaneously. Art, by its very nature, transcends boundaries and allows the individual to expand gradually into cosmic consciousness. Himalayan School of Traditional Dance is the first of its kind in that its primary goal is to spread harmony, connect people to the spiritual essence of this art form and enable one to experience the joy of liberated existence.
Mohanji’s message for HSTD is to “Spread harmony by uniting the aspects of Bharat – Bhaav, Raag and Taal through synchronised movements of classical dance forms of Bharat to every corner of the earth..”
Bharatanatyam is a traditional dance form of South India which has been brought down to the world from the celestial realms by the great Sage Bharata. Bhava, Raga and Tala assimilated into one as Bharatanatyam, is named after the Sage Bharata who gave us the “Natyashastra”, the great literature of performing arts. This sublime and beautiful artform blends the aspect of grace, vigor, movement (Nrita) and expressions (Abhinaya) to experience life in its totality. An artform so perfect that works synchronously in time and space, bringing out the nectar of the inner self.
Kathak is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the travelling bards of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or story tellers. Wandering kathakars communicated stories from great epics and ancient mythology through dance, songs and music. Kathak dancers tell stories through their hand movements, extensive foot work and facial expressions. Kathak travels through the dancer’s body, mind and emotions, exploring new dimensions and diverse processes. It is the celebration of the “Inner self”.
Align, stabilize and energise yourself
Experience stillness in motion
Experience the joy of liberated existence
Connect to inner self
Artistic director Nritya Bhushan
Dancing is my passion, my Calling!!!
Artistic director Nrityalankar
Kathak, a journey into the self!!!
HSTD brings to you a variety of workshops and certified courses that expose a learner to the myriad dimensions of the artform. These courses have been specially designed keeping in mind the needs of the students at various levels –beginners, intermediate and professional performers and are open to all connoisseurs of Indian dance forms.