Understanding Your Evaluation

Each genre is assessed with different parameters. To help you understand what you will be evaluated on, we have listed out the parameters below. This is not an exhaustive list, but you give you an idea of what we are looking for.

Dance Entries:

TECHNICAL SKILLS – including: footwork, mudras, aramandi, head, neck movements;
RHYTHM/TALA – including: sense of timing and completing steps;
BHAVAM/EMOTIONS – including: use of mudras, footwork, facial expressions; and
PERFORMANCE SKILLS – including: use of Space, sharpness of movement, etc.

Music Entries (Vocal, Instrumental, Percussion):

Dynamics/emotional impact;
Fingering/bowing technique (where appropriate); and
Technique and clarity of playing (where appropriate).

The final grade for each question is an accumulation of all the scores in each parameter. Each aspect is also weighted differently:

For dance, the demonstration of adavus and elaborate abhinaya responses have more weightage (nearly 80%) than the memorized mudras and recitation of nomenclature.

For music, performance of pieces have more weightage than questions on naming of swaras or explaining theoretical concepts.

The certification process is agnostic of Bani or Style, and feedback is given keeping that in mind.

Evaluators are expected to give timestamp-based feedback. They will explicitly point out certain examples to illustrate an issue but will not be comprehensive in covering every single point where that issue occurred.

If you disagree with your given feedback, then please reply to info@indianraga.com stating your concerns and why you feel your feedback is inaccurate.