Acharya Performing Arts Academy Inc.
Acharya Performing Arts Academy Inc’s vision is to maintain, preserve, educate and perpetuate the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of India through beautiful classical performing art forms.
Acharya Performing Arts Academy Inc’s not only believes in promoting the classical dance and music forms of India through strong curriculum instructional classes and professional performances but also believes in passing the good Indian tradition and culture (good “Sanskara”) among the interested people.
Acharya Performing Arts Academy Inc’s goal lies in sharing the diverse cultural heritage of India through classes, events, performances, educational projects, workshops and lecture-demonstrations. Acharya Performing Arts Academy Inc’s is constantly exploring new creative ways of bringing out the essence of Indian dance and music. In Acharya Performing Arts Academy Inc’s budding talent is nurtured, their skills are carefully honed and learning dance and music is made into an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Acharya Performing Arts Academy is conducting Bharathanatyam dance, Carnatic classical music, theatrical classes and also yoga, instruments, craft classes in Naperville, Aurora and Schaumburg (suburbs of Chicago), Illinois. The classes are ideal for beginners as well as for those who want to continue their performing arts education further.
Acharya Performing Arts Academy choreographs classical dances, semi-classical dances, and classical fusion dances and also produces, directs and choreographs dance and musical dramas/ballet and conducts theatrical works involving Carnatic classical and good light music.
The Academy and Nupura – Geetha team produces many Indian dance and musical dramas, ballets and theatrical art work and it performances in various occasions and events such as music and dance concerts, cultural , non-profitable /charitable events, events at Indian temples/ festival and special occasion programs.
Acharya Performing Arts Academy presume “Geetam Vadyam Tatha Nrityam Trayam Sangitam Uchyate”
Dance or Nritya is the one in which all these aspects of creation are unified, that is Geetham-the sound, Vadyam-the rhythm or time and Nrittam-the movement.
Music is a natural phenomenon for the human mind. Wherever there is a human being, there is music, which exists next to him. Music is omnipresent like God. Music does not mean just singing. Music consists of all three forms, namely singing, instrument playing and dancing. This has been mentioned in the Sanskrit shlokas from the great Vedas “Geetam, Vadyam, Tatha Nrityam Trayam Sangeetam Uchyate”.
Lord Brahma says “For the welfare of the generations to come I created the fifth Veda”. Therefore natya is the essence of all the Vedas. The knowledge of the world from Rig Veda, music from Sama Veda, expression from Yajur Veda and rasa or enjoyment from Atharvana Veda.
“Geetam Vadyam Tatha Nrityam, Trayam Sangeetam Uchyate”