The B-Natyam Devata Hastas Flash Card app is part of the B-Natyam app library - a unique, fun and interactive way to learn the vocabulary of the ancient, vibrant, and phenomenally popular Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam, as evolved over thousands of years and widely practiced today.
How would you use your hands and eyes to depict a preening peacock? A singing lark? A tinkling brook? A lumbering elephant?
From students of Bharatanatyam to students of other dance forms wanting to know more about Bharatanatyam; from parents of budding dancers looking for a tool to spark their children’s interest to teachers looking for an innovative teaching aid for their dance students; from laypeople who want to appreciate the nuances to accomplished dancers looking for a reference tool – these apps, designed by an arts educator with decades of experience, are tailored to be of use to anyone interested in learning or refreshing their knowledge of the basics of Bharatanatyam.
This app presents the Devata Hastas - gestures representing various deities, as represented in the ancient text, the Abhinaya Darpana - in the form of beautiful visual, audio, and text representation in an easy-to-use flash card format. Swipe through to see various gestures; click on the name to hear the associated Sanskrit verse; click on the card to flip it and see the English translation of the verse!
Check out the entire B-Natyam app library - search the iTunes store for apps listed under our developer name, Silambam Houston.