Sveta
Barkun

Bharatanatyam dancer

My passion for dance has turned into major professional interest. The study of dance in India, Egypt, Spain and Belarus gave me the opportunity to enlarge my knowledge of different cultures and peoples.

The history of dance like the culture itself is very ancient. The most famous and ancient manual of theatre and dance is known as Natya-Shastra, that is «Manual of Drama» in Sanskrit.

This manuel propunded a fascinating idea of harmony of Art and Nature, Dance techniques and exact Sciences. Dance and Music, Form and Sound interact in inseparable union with Time and Measure, depicting movements of the Stars. Become a Star!

About Me

Artist Biography

I am a dancer born in Belarus but living in Spain. I studied classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam in India and then organized the first school of Indian and Bollywood dance «Sarasvati» in Minsk, Belarus. 

I was fortunate enough to work in different countries and train a generation of dancers.

I am grateful to God for having students many of whom studied with great dedication and enthusiasm.

I organized several international festivals with famous dancers from all over the world.

I studied also the Bellydance and conducted a number of workshops with the best teachers from Egypt.

Besides, I was interested in Flamenco dance participating in number of Festivals with Spanish teachers and the world famous professionals. 

At present, I am a Spanish National Roller Skating Coach. During last years, I prepared a few champions of Valencian Community and Spain.

2019

Ramayana

2019

Ramayana

2019

Ramayana

Bharata-Natya-Shastra

1st Chapter On the Origin of Theater

Translated from Sanskrit by Sveta Barkun and Mikhail I. Mikhailov with Introduction and copious notes. Minsk 2018

KALA-YATRA

Dec 12 - January 16

Vaganova Ballet Company - Featuring music by Amilcar Ponchielli -
Choreography by Marius Petipa -

Competitions

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Festivals

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Training

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Upcoming Featurette

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Bharata Natya Shastra

Minsk, 2018

The science of acting. First chapter translated from Sanskrit into English by Sveta Barkun and Mikhail Mikhailov with Introduction and copious notes.

Some Significant Events

Bharata-Natyam

Hastas and Mudras
hasta katakamukha
Bharata-natyam
Karanas or body poses
karana karihasta
Bharata-natyam
Devas
Indra
Bharata-natyam
Drishti
Arundale
Rukmini Devi

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Sveta Barkun

Alicante, Spain

The body is the instrument for the dancer, music is inner soul,
where dance with expression of the eyes represents life.

Kalakshetra

Rukmini Devi Arundale

Kalakshetra is a cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in art of India, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and music Gandharvaveda. The academy was founded in January 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale.

Under the direction of Arundale the institution achieved national and international recognition for its unique style and perfection.

In 1962, Kalakshetra moved to a new campus in Besant Nagar, Chennai, India.

In January 1994, an Act of Parliament of India recognized the Kalakshetra Foundation as an «Institute of national importance».

Belly dance

Sveta Barkun

Belly dance is a dance that combines traditional elements with other Middle East North Africa.
In Arabic it is known as Raqs Sharqi («eastern dance» or «oriental dance»). It is also sometimes referred to as Raqs baladi («national» or «folk» dance ).

Raks Baladi dance is a very basic represented virtually by hip movements. The evolution of this dance is called belly dance or Raks Sharki in Egypt.
The most famous choreographer and teacher of Raks Sharki is Raqia Hassan.

Roller Skating

Sira Bella y Arnau Pérez se proclaman campeones de España Juvenil

As a National Roller Skating Coach I has been working in Alicante since 2018. I could raise several champions of Spain and Valencian Community.

Vivid story

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KALA-YATRA

All cultures want to have the merit of being the one that gave rise to the development of the dance, but we have no information of their exact origin, we can only give an idea...
Each ancient civilization has left us beautiful and mysterious monuments. A lot of them had been lost for ever and some still remain to be discovered and desiphered.
Sanskrit scholars are lucky to have at their disposal the most valuable ancient texts - the Vedas - including extensive literature on art, dance, music and theater.
The text on theater called Natyashastra by Bharta Muni contains a detailed description of the celestial Apsara dance. In antiquity, it was performed in temples. Bharatanatyam was the earthly representation of the movements of planets. This new astronomical perspective gives us a new impetus to the interpretation of Vedic civilization, the importance of theater and dance and, in particular, its influence on European culture. Though the historians can not describe the origin of flamenco dance, lets try together to find some relevant answers going through the most significant pages of dance history.

KALA-YATRA
Dance Through Ages

ESPECTÁCULO DE DANZA HINDU-FLAMENCO

Reviews

The fusion of the flamenco and bharatanatyam.
John Levitt
City Pages
The dance history.
Grace Newton
stagelights magazine
Meaning and evolution of dance.
Kelly Price
Metacritic

Ancient Indian culture and Literature

Secrets of the Vedas, Indian mythology of Ramayana, Sanskrit Literature of Kashmir (Kshemendra)