Art & Archaeology - 25 lectures, commences November 3, 2011( 6.30 - 8.15pm every Thursday)
Course description: Come and learn about the great architectural and art traditions and history of the Indian Sub-continent, pre-Vedic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Indo-Islamic, Christian and modern! Our period ranges from around 5000-3000 BC – contemporary with Mesopotamia – through Maurya and Gupta, Chola and Vijayanagar, Sultanate and Mughal, to Indo-British and post-Independence times! 20 weekly lectures. Conducted by Padmashri Dr. John Marr and Mrs Wendy Marr. This course has an optional examination resulting in a certificate.
Qualification: Option of sitting Bhavan's certificate exam.
Indian Mughal Miniature Painting - Next Course in Jan/Feb 2013.
Duration: 8 sessions of 2 hours each on Saturdays.
Fees: £180 (includes the required kit - colours, silk cloth, drawing board, basic stationary, special brushes).
Non Refundable deposit required to reserve a space: £25 by cheque or card quoting ‘art classes’ which will be deducted from total fee payable on first day of attendance.
Hindustani Music - History, Theory and Practice: November 6, 2012 – January 29, 2013
A series of 10 Lectures by Dr.Jameela Siddiqi
Timings: Tuesday evenings, 6.45-8.45pm.
Fees: £150 for complete course, £20 individual lectures ( £100 for Bhavan's existing students)
Venue: The Bhavan Centre
Course Description: This is designed as a general interest course for enthusiasts of North Indian Classical music and could also prove very useful for Indian music students in terms of furnishing more background on the history, theory and practice of this ancient Indian art. The lectures will cover origins and evolution as well as examining Hindustani classical music’s journey within India and beyond – from temples to Royal Courts to the public arena and, finally, on international concert stages around the world.
An award-winning journalist and broadcaster, Siddiqi is also a lecturer in North Indian Classical Music and a former Degree Manager for The Bhavan & Trinity-Laban’s BMus(Hons) degree course in Indian Classical Music. She has written extensively on all aspects of Indian music and dance as well as translating Hindi and Urdu poetry and is the author of two novels.
Karnatic Music Theory
The 5-year Karnatic Music Theory course has been developed in close association with the 5-year practical course taught by our Karnatic Vocal and Vina Teacher, Smt Sivasakti Sivanesan. The first 2 years develope notions of scale, pitch, interval, notation and rag-identification. In the 2nd year, composers such as Tyagara and Rasa are studied. The Natya Sastra, together with further ragas and composers comprise the 3rd year which also includes Melakarta scalar classification. The 4th and 5th advanced years include the development of the raga concept, detailed examination of Bharata's text on classical music, mode and interval.
Wembley outreach classes
The Bhavan is conducting outreach classes at Wembley during term time as part of the Bhavan's academic year. The subjects taught are: MUSIC: Hindustani Vocal with Harmonium, Tabla, Mridangam and Violin DANCE: Bharatanatyam, Kathak LANGUAGE: Gujarati GENERAL: Vedic Mathematics (new course)
The centre is located at: ADVAIT SATTAVIS GAM CENTRE Forty Avenue (next to The Avenue) Wembley, Middlesex HA9 9PE
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