SHIVAKALALAYAM, a school of fine arts, was started in 1996 for spreading the divine art form "Bharatanatyam" across the world. It conducts 3 year diploma courses in Bharatanatyam as well as courses on Nattuvangam, vocal music for dance and folk dances. Besides, crash courses are offered for foreign students.
Shivakalalayam also aims to provide free coaching for interested children from economically backward sections of the society. Shivakalalayam is the improvisational dance troupe with Action-flowing, flexible, vital, graceful, vigorous, and more pleasing by constant innovation, which speaks of the multiphase of life none distinct.
SHIVAKALALAYAM - School of Fine Arts was established by Guru Shri.S. Shivakumar on 14th July 1996, with an ambition to impart training to poor, interested and talented children in fine arts, with a focus on Bharathanatyam. On 5th Nov 1998, this institution has been registered as School of Fine Arts, under The Tamilnadu Government Society Act in Chennai. Since the focus of teaching is towards the ancient performing art forms of India, this school has got into a new dimension and therefore even called as Shivakalalayam Academy of Indian Performing Arts (SAIPA).
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