In the ancient tradition of dramaturgy in India, Nāṭya was a composite art form that encompassed music, dance and theater. This course takes inspiration from this aesthetic paradigm of art as being the composite expression of a single mind across multiple art forms. It offers a deeper understanding of Carnatic music, to students of dance. Traditional texts consider knowledge of music to be fundamental to comprehending the bhāva of compositions, and developing the art of creative mimesis and artistic blending of sound and movement in choreography. This course aims to help dance students and dance aspirants explore and engage with music, and better understand its application in dance.