Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam and Odissi  with Sujatha & Jayashree
  • Mumbai, India
  • 20 hours over 5 days

Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam and Odissi with Sujatha & Jayashree

Learn the Indian classical arts of Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam or Odissi with one of the leading dancers in Mumbai. It's a complete immersion into the theoretical, cultural and physical aspects of the dance and how it relates to music and temple architecture.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $820
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $600

Meet the Artist

Sujatha is a Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam and Odissi dancer who's been performing, teaching and choreographing for three decades. She is also a professional Carnatic singer and director of a fine arts academy, founded by her mother Jayashree in 1976, where she's trained hundreds of dancers over the past 25 years. Sujatha's own training started at a very young age under her mother. She later received training from some of the doyens in the field like Guru Kalanidhi Narayan, Guru Mahalingam Pillai, Guru Kathiruvelu Pillai, Prof. Kalmandalam Leelamma, and T.R. Balamani. One of her favorite thing is to take students to old temples in Coimbatore, to learn and get inspired from the old text that classical dancers follow. It's a special treat!

VAWAA Includes:

  • Intro to Indian art, dance, culture and philosophy.
  • Learning theoretical, cultural and physical aspects of one style – Bharatnatyam, Mohiniyattam or Odissi.
  • Stepping techniques, stances, movements, postures, hand movements and expressions for beginners.
  • Advanced techniques for those with experience.
  • Understanding Carnatic music and melody to learn what music to use and why.
  • Daily physical training to build strength and foundation.
  • Visits to famous temples and architectural marvels to understand their co-relation to dance, music and cultural styles. (for session in Coimbatore only)

Explore Mumbai

Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is India’s largest city and also its culinary capital. It is home to grand treasures across a number of cultures, religions, and time periods. From masterpieces of Hindu art like Elephanta Island, to Gothic and Mughal architecture like the extravagant train station of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, to traces of colonial history... you'll experience a unique cultural richness at every corner. The art scene also thrives in this city— non-stop festivals, museums, galleries, you name it. Be sure to stop by Artisans’ Centre, a gallery in support of India’s indigenous art, craft and design heritage.

Additional Details

Best time to visit is from October to November, and from January to February. It's best to avoid monsoon season, between July and September.

This VAWAA may also be taught in Coimbatore, where a new larger facility is under construction. Please ask when you send your booking request.

It is not available for a longer duration.
Sujatha & Jayashree's Availability 5 days

Guest Reviews

  • Sofia E., Canada

    My VAWAA with Sujatha and Jayashree was an extraordinary experience that I thoroughly enjoyed!
    Throughout the program, I was introduced to three dance forms : Bharatanatyam, Odissi, and Mohiniyattam. Sujatha and Jayashree exhibited remarkable generosity and expertise. I learned an incredible amount in just five days!

    Not only did we share enriching dance sessions, but we also bonded over shar
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