Bharatanatyam

Fabrizia dancing at Rhythms of The World festival in HitchinSouth Indian classical dance

This traditional dance form originated in Temples of Tamil Nadu over 2000 years ago, and alternates between:

Classes and performances

Fabrizia dancing in her Strawbale Dance Studio |Fabrizia teaches regular adult classes in Hitchin combining Bharatanatyam with yoga and meditation, as well as weekly children's classes. She also teaches in schools and community projects, and gives performances at cultural events. Here she is pictured in her Strawbale dance studio near Hertford, where she gives private tuition and teaches monthly Sunday adult classes.

Watch videos on Fabrizia's YouTube channel

[ Watch this video of Fabrizia with Jonathan Mayor at Midsummer Festival 2009 ][ Watch this video of Fabrizia's students dancing at Midsummer Festival 2009 ]

 

Testimonials

"Thank you so much for being such an inspiration. Since starting dance with you I have learnt things about myself and the world at large that I didn't know existed. Such gifts go with one always. I just had to say how much appreciation I feel. Much love and goodness."
- Ben

"Thank you for all the guidance that you continue to give to widen my knowledge of the dance form. It is something I treasure a lot, that I find both intense and enjoyable. I continue to be inspired by your dedication!"
- Tanya Coceal

"Thank you for being such an inspirational teacher and sharing your dancing spirit and healing energy. With love and appreciation."
- Amar

Experience and education

Fabrizia's love for dance began as a child attending Bharatanatyam classes at a Krishnamurti School in Southern India. Returning to England, she trained with Marianne Balchin, a former student of Ram Gopal.

Having attended classes with Akademi (formerly Academy of Indian Dance), she performed at the Commonwealth Institute, Royal Festival Hall and School of Oriental and African Studies. She was part of a welcome dance for Ravi Shankar at the Barbican Hall and gave a solo recital at the British Museum to celebrate an exhibition of South Indian Art.

[ Fabrizia at India My Love Festival at Osho Leela Festival in Dorset, photo by Kutira Warnke, May 2013 |Fabrizia in Shiva pose at Kaleidoscope Festival, July 2010 ]

Fabrizia has refined her dance technique with Anusha Subramanyam and teachers of the Kalakshetra School in Chennai, most recently under the tuition of Krishna Latha.

 

Dance is a way of creating an awareness and confidence within oneself.
This sensing of toe to fingertip shapes the body into moving sculpture.