Courses at Suchitra

Yoga for Movement

(Fee: ₹ 750)

(Daily Morning)

(5:45 AM)

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Enhancing Creativity, Flexibility, and Body Awareness


Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and has proven to be a transformative practice for both the body and mind. In recent years, it has gained significant popularity among practitioners of various movement arts, such as dance, martial arts, gymnastics, and theater. This brief aims to highlight the benefits of integrating yoga into movement arts training and performance, focusing on enhancing creativity, flexibility, and body awareness.


Enhancing Creativity

  • Yoga encourages self-expression and creativity by promoting a deep connection between the mind and body.
  • Incorporating yoga into movement arts training can inspire new movements, sequences, and improvisations.
  • Yoga’s focus on breath control and mindfulness cultivates a state of flow, fostering innovative and original artistic expressions.

Improving Flexibility

  • Flexibility is a crucial aspect of many movement arts, and yoga offers a comprehensive approach to improving flexibility throughout the body.
  • Regular yoga practice increases joint mobility, lengthens muscles, and enhances overall flexibility, leading to greater range of motion and fluidity in movements.
  • Improved flexibility reduces the risk of injuries, allowing artists to push their physical boundaries safely.

Developing Body Awareness

  • Movement arts require a deep understanding of one’s body and its capabilities. Yoga promotes body awareness through mindful movement and attention to physical sensations.
  • By practicing various yoga asanas (poses), artists develop a heightened sense of body alignment, balance, and proprioception.
  • Increased body awareness facilitates better control, coordination, and precision in executing movement techniques, leading to more polished performances.

Mental and Emotional Well-being

  • Yoga’s holistic approach not only benefits the physical body but also nurtures mental and emotional well-being.
  • Regular yoga practice promotes relaxation, reduces stress, and improves focus and concentration.
  • Through breathing exercises and meditation, artists can develop mental clarity, resilience, and a heightened ability to connect with their emotions, enhancing their artistic expressions.


Integrating yoga into movement arts training offers numerous benefits for artists seeking to enhance their creativity, flexibility, and body awareness. By incorporating yoga practices, such as asanas, breath control, and mindfulness, practitioners can experience a more holistic and transformative approach to their art form. Embracing the synergy between yoga and movement arts can lead to greater artistic growth, improved physical abilities, and a deeper connection to oneself as an artist.

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(Fee: ₹ 2000/Month)

(Mon - Wed)

(6:00 to 7:00PM)

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Unveiling the Timeless Art of South Indian Classical Dance


Bharatanatyam, a traditional dance form originating from the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India, is a captivating art that blends intricate footwork, expressive gestures, rhythmic patterns, and storytelling. This brief aims to shed light on the significance and benefits of Bharatanatyam classes, offering an insight into the rich cultural heritage, physical discipline, artistic expression, and personal growth that can be experienced through learning this classical dance form.


Cultural Heritage and Artistic Expression

  • Bharatanatyam is deeply rooted in Indian culture and mythology, reflecting the traditions, values, and stories passed down through generations.
  • By participating in Bharatanatyam classes, students gain a profound understanding of the cultural heritage and artistic traditions of South India.
  • Through the intricate hand gestures (mudras), expressive facial expressions, and dynamic movements, students learn to convey emotions and narratives with grace and precision, immersing themselves in the art of storytelling through dance.

Physical Discipline and Fitness

  • Bharatanatyam is a rigorous dance form that demands physical strength, stamina, and flexibility.
  • Students undergoing Bharatanatyam training engage in intense footwork, intricate body movements, and postures that require muscular control and coordination.
  • Regular practice of Bharatanatyam enhances cardiovascular endurance, improves posture, enhances balance, and develops overall body strength and suppleness.

Rhythm and Musicality

  • Bharatanatyam is intricately connected to Indian classical music (Carnatic music) and rhythm (tala).
  • Students learn to synchronize their movements with the rhythm and melody of the accompanying music, honing their sense of timing, musicality, and coordination.
  • The rhythmic patterns (adavus) taught in Bharatanatyam classes develop a strong sense of rhythm, which can be applied not only to dance but also to other art forms or musical pursuits.

Self-expression and Confidence

  • Bharatanatyam classes provide a safe and nurturing environment for students to express themselves creatively and build self-confidence.
  • Through the process of learning and performing intricate dance sequences, students develop a sense of accomplishment, self-discipline, and stage presence.
  • Bharatanatyam encourages students to embrace their individuality, explore their artistic potential, and communicate their emotions and ideas with grace and conviction.


Bharatanatyam classes offer an enriching and transformative journey for individuals seeking to immerse themselves in the timeless art of South Indian classical dance. By engaging in Bharatanatyam, students not only delve into the cultural heritage and artistic expressions but also benefit from physical discipline, rhythmic awareness, and personal growth. The experience of learning Bharatanatyam fosters self-expression, confidence, and a deep appreciation for the aesthetics and traditions of this revered dance form.

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(Fee: ₹ 2200/Month)


(7:00 to 8:00PM)

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Embarking on a Rhythmic Journey of Grace, Expression, and Cultural Heritage


Kathak, a classical dance form originating from northern India, is renowned for its intricate footwork, graceful movements, expressive storytelling, and rhythmic patterns. This brief aims to shed light on the significance and benefits of Kathak classes, offering an insight into the rich cultural heritage, artistic expression, physical discipline, and personal growth that can be experienced through learning this captivating dance form.


Cultural Heritage and Artistic Expression

  • Kathak is deeply rooted in Indian culture, particularly in the traditions of northern India.
  • By participating in Kathak classes, students immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of India, connecting with its history, mythology, and traditions.
  • Through expressive facial expressions, hand gestures (mudras), and dynamic movements, students learn to convey stories, emotions, and narratives, allowing them to become skilled storytellers through dance.

Rhythmic Mastery and Footwork

  • Kathak is renowned for its intricate footwork, rhythmic patterns, and precise movements.
  • Students undergoing Kathak training develop a strong sense of rhythm, learning to navigate complex rhythmic compositions (tala) and execute rhythmic patterns (tatkar) with precision.
  • The footwork in Kathak enhances coordination, speed, and agility, providing a strong foundation for rhythmic understanding that can be applied not only to dance but also to other musical pursuits.

Graceful Movements and Postures

  • Kathak is characterised by graceful movements, fluidity, and precise body postures.
  • Students learn to develop proper body alignment, balance, and posture through the execution of various movements and poses.
  • Regular practice of Kathak enhances flexibility, strength, and body awareness, allowing students to move with grace and poise.

Personal Growth and Self-confidence

  • Kathak classes provide a supportive environment for students to explore their creativity, express themselves, and build self-confidence.
  • Students develop discipline, perseverance, and focus as they strive to master the intricacies of Kathak.
  • Through performances and stage experiences, students enhance their stage presence, communication skills, and self-expression, fostering personal growth and self-assurance.


Kathak classes offer an immersive and transformative journey for individuals seeking to delve into the mesmerising world of this classical dance form. By engaging in Kathak, students not only connect with the cultural heritage and artistic expressions of India but also benefit from rhythmic mastery, graceful movements, and personal growth. The experience of learning Kathak cultivates a deep appreciation for the aesthetics, traditions, and discipline of this captivating dance form while nurturing self-expression, confidence, and a lifelong passion for the art of Kathak.

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Spoken Sanskrit

(Fee: ₹ 1000/Month)

3 Months Weekend Classes (Sat-Sun)

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Rediscovering the Ancient Language for Cultural Preservation and Linguistic Enrichment


Sanskrit, an ancient language originating from the Indian subcontinent, holds immense cultural and historical significance. As a classical language with a rich literary heritage, learning spoken Sanskrit opens doors to exploring ancient wisdom, literature, and philosophical texts. This brief aims to highlight the importance and benefits of Spoken Sanskrit classes, offering an insight into cultural preservation, linguistic enrichment, and personal growth through the study of this timeless language.


Cultural Preservation

  • Sanskrit is the language of ancient Indian scriptures, including the Vedas, Upanishads, and various philosophical and religious texts.
  • By participating in Spoken Sanskrit classes, learners engage in the preservation and promotion of India’s cultural heritage and contribute to the continuity of ancient wisdom.
  • Understanding spoken Sanskrit allows individuals to delve deeper into the historical and cultural context of Indian literature, rituals, and traditions.

Linguistic Enrichment

  • Sanskrit is renowned for its systematic grammar, precise phonetics, and vast vocabulary.
  • Learning spoken Sanskrit offers a unique opportunity to explore the intricacies of language structure, sound patterns, and word derivations.
  • Studying Sanskrit enhances language skills, expands vocabulary, and improves overall linguistic competence, enabling learners to better appreciate the nuances of communication in their native language and other languages.

Deepening Understanding of Ancient Texts

  • Sanskrit is the key to accessing ancient philosophical, spiritual, and literary texts.
  • Through Spoken Sanskrit classes, learners gain the ability to read, comprehend, and interpret ancient Sanskrit texts in their original form, transcending translations and interpretations.
  • This direct engagement with Sanskrit literature fosters a deeper understanding of the profound ideas, concepts, and wisdom embedded in ancient Indian texts.

Personal Growth and Mental Stimulation

  • Studying Sanskrit promotes cognitive abilities, memory retention, and logical thinking.
  • Sanskrit grammar, with its intricate rules and structures, challenges learners to think analytically and develop problem-solving skills.
  • The study of Sanskrit fosters mental discipline, concentration, and mindfulness, contributing to personal growth and a deeper sense of self-awareness.


Spoken Sanskrit classes provide a gateway to the exploration of India’s cultural heritage, linguistic enrichment, and personal growth. By delving into this ancient language, learners not only contribute to the preservation of an invaluable cultural treasure but also gain a deeper understanding of ancient texts and philosophical concepts. The study of spoken Sanskrit nurtures linguistic skills, stimulates cognitive abilities, and fosters personal growth, offering a transformative journey that connects individuals with the timeless wisdom and linguistic beauty of Sanskrit.

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Music in Cinema

(Fee: ₹ 4000)

2 weekends course including practicals at a Music Studio

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Music in Cinema is an unique program offers a fascinating exploration of the powerful relationship between music and the world of cinema. Whether you’re a music lover, a film aficionado, or simply curious about the magic that unfolds when these two art forms unite, this course is perfect for you.

Over the course of two weekends, we will delve into the following aspects

Genres and Styles of Film Music

  • Explore the diverse genres and styles of film music, ranging from classical compositions to experimental soundscapes, jazz-infused scores to memorable pop songs. Examine how different musical choices evoke emotions, set the tone, and enhance storytelling in various cinematic genres.

Collaboration between Composers and Filmmakers

  • Gain insights into the collaborative process between composers and filmmakers. Understand how composers work closely with directors, editors, and sound designers to create a seamless integration of music into the visual narrative. Study notable collaborations and their impact on cinematic storytelling.

Iconic Film Scores and Soundtracks

  • Immerse yourself in the magic of iconic film scores and soundtracks that have left an indelible mark on cinema. Analyse selected works, discuss their significance, and appreciate the role they play in enhancing the overall cinematic experience.

Practical Sessions and Discussions

  • Engage in practical sessions where you’ll have the opportunity to analyse specific film scenes, dissect the musical choices, and discuss their impact. Participate in interactive discussions with fellow participants and industry experts, sharing your perspectives and insights.

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12 Consecutive Sat - Sun Sessions

Weekend course in filmmaking. June 03 to August 20, 2023

Saturdays — 3:00 to 5:30 PM Sundays — 11:00 to 1:30 PM.

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Broad course structure

Overview of technology issues and the emerging state of the art;Narratives – Oral traditions; performing and folk arts; drawing, painting and sculpture; and cinemaHow Moving Image Media differs from Other Narrative Forms;Representation: Caste, Race, Gender, Society and Politics (Why they are More Sensitive in Cinema);Story, Research, Setting; Location and Sets; Scripting, Dialogue, Casting, Scheduling and Budgeting; Approaches to Non-Fiction;

Lecture & Practical training covering Scripting, Shooting and Editing.

Instructor: Prakash Belawadi and technical professionals

Eligibility: Minimum age 18 years

Course Structure and Benefits

Trainee Screenplays

  • Camera, Lenses, Accessories; Lighting; Camera Axis and Spatial Reference; Composition, Colour and texture
  • Practicals: Lighting
    Practicals: Handling the Camera
  • Sound, Continuity and Edit Notes
  • Practicals: Sound recording with video
  • Direction: Shooting Script, Mise-en-Scene, Shot Breakdown, working with actors, working with technical team, Edit Notes, Continuity

Trainee Shooting Scripts with Shot Breakdown

  • Editing: Basic techniques, post production with sound, graphics, sub-titles, DI.
  • Practicals: Editing, Dubbing, Sound Mixing
  • Trainee film production and editing

Trainee Films

  • Screening of Trainee Films; Criticism and Feedback
  • Suchitra will provide assistance in script development and studio for post-production. But trainees will have to bear costs of hiring additional equipment and professionals for shooting.

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Kannada Through Literature


ಸರ್ಟಿಫಿಕೇಟ್ ಕೋರ್ಸ್
ಕನ್ನಡ ತರಗತಿಗಳು
ತಿಳಿವು – ಸಂಯೋಜಕರು
ಪ್ರೊ|| ಕೆ.ಎಸ್ ಮಧುಸೂದನ
ಪ್ರೊ|| ವೀರೇಂದ್ರ ಕುಮಾರ್
ಡಾ|| ಶಶಿಕಲಾ
ಪಠ್ಯಕ್ರಮ – ನಾಲ್ಕು ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳು
ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 1 – ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ ಮತ್ತು ಬಳಕೆ
ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 2 – ಸೃಜನಶೀಲತೆ – ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾರಗಳಲ್ಲಿನ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಸೃಜನಶೀಲ ಅಭಿವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ
ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 3 – ಭಾಷೆ ಮತ್ತು ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ – ನಾಟಕ
ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 4 – ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ
ಶನಿವಾರ ಸಂಜೆ 4:30 -6:30
ಭಾನುವಾರ ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ 10:30 – 12:30
ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆ ಜೂನ್ 3 ಸಂಜೆ 5:30ಕ್ಕೆ
ತರಗತಿಗೆ ಸೇರುವವರು ಈ ಕೆಳಗಿನ ಲಿಂಕ್ ಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ

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