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How much can I make in a Career in Bharatnatyam Dancing?

Aug 19th 2019 at 12:04 AM

I think Bharatnatyam Dancing is a great Career option. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Bharatnatyam Dancing, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Bharatnatyam Dancing. My research about a Career in Bharatnatyam Dancing became a lot more meaningful when I found:

Veena Agarwal's perspective!

Veena Agarwal has worked in Bharatnatyam Dancing for 45 years & 11 months. Veena Agarwal has worked in Bharatnatyam Dancing as Bharatnatyam Guru & Performer in Kanak Kala Kendra. In Veena Agarwal's own words, this is how Veena Agarwal got into Bharatnatyam Dancing: "I am a Bharatnatyam Guru and a Performer. I have been learning Bharatnatyam since I was 4 years old and I have performed in various areas in India and Bangkok as well. I did a post graduate degree in Bharatnatyam from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. I am teaching at my institute in Kanak Kala Kendra in Rajendra Nagar where people of all ages come to learn Bharatnatyam." This link showed on the first page of search results for Veena Agarwal:

Career Video on Bharatnatyam Dancing

In a video, Veena Agarwal has talked about various aspects of a Career in Bharatnatyam Dancing. Veena Agarwal started by explaining Bharatnatyam Dancing as: "Bharatanatyam, sometimes referred to as Bharathanatiyam or Sadir, is a major genre of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu. Traditionally, Bharatanatyam has been a solo dance that was performed exclusively by women, and expressed Hindu religious themes and spiritual ideas, particularly of Shaivism, but also of Vaishnavism and Shaktism." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Bharatnatyam Dancing, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Bharatnatyam Dancing. Veena Agarwal touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • 10th Pass
  • Languages
  • Guru Guidance
  • Sense of Rhythm
  • History - Singing & Dancing

90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Veena Agarwal then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Bharatnatyam Dancing:

  • Passion & Dedication
  • Discipline
  • Respecting Elders
  • Physically Fit
  • Expressions
  • Innovative & Creative

Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Veena Agarwal believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Bharatnatyam Dancing:

  • Language Is Not a Barrier
  • Anyone Can Dance
  • Lively & Cheerful Profession
  • Physical & Mental Stability
  • Respect & Recognition
  • Spreading Indian Culture

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Veena Agarwal believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Bharatnatyam Dancing:

  • Adverse Weather Conditions
  • Competition
  • Connecting With Audience

In the final section of the video Veena Agarwal talks about How a day goes in a Career in Bharatnatyam Dancing. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Bharatnatyam Dancing, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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