The body takes up the melody I The hands explain the meaning I The feet beat the rhythm I The eyes express the emotion
We teach the classical South Indian dance form Bharatanatyam and Bollywood for adults, adolescents and children.
We are happy to welcome you to our school Kalasri.
Keshava, Esther Jenny Keshava, Anjali and Sumitra Keshava
Classes for Adults
Kalasri offers classes on different levels – beginners, medium and advanced – for adults (women and men) and adolescents.
Classes for Kids
The classes for children are done playfully using lots of pantomime and acting elements.
Origin and meaning of Indian dance
The Indian Dance tradition is thousands of years old and plays an important part in Hindu culture. In Hinduism all art forms like dance (Natyakala), music (Sangeetakala), painting (Chitrakala) and sculpture (Shilpakala) convey the beautiful and divine side of man. Dance is the most sublime expression of what moves the soul. The Natya Shastra is the oldest literary document about the art of Indian Dance.
The Kalasri Dance and Yoga Studio is centrally situated at Freie Strasse 3, close to the Marktplatz in Basel. The German and French border being close, frequenting the Kalasri classes is also possible for interested people from the adjoining countries. In an ideal studio room with Indian atmosphere, the expert teachers Vidwan D. Keshava, Esther Jenny, Anjali and Sumitra Keshava teach authentic classes for adults, adolescents and children. The groups are kept small in order to give each student the individual attention he or she needs. From SBB Swiss Railway Station, the studio can be reached easily by either tram no. 8 or no. 11 in approximately 8 minutes to the “Marktplatz” stop. The walking distance would take approx. 12 minutes. From the German Railway Station Badischer Bahnhof, the Marktplatz can be reached by tram no 6 in a few minutes.