Mudra Dance Academy

Mudra Dance Academy, is the first of its kind academy in Hong Kong specializing in Mohiniyattam.

Mohiniyattam, also known as the ‘dance of the enchantress’ is one of the nine classical dance forms from India.

About Us

Bringing ‘Lasya’ to the fore

Our effort is to promote the Lasya dance forms of Indian classical dancing. The Lasya form of dancing showcases the graceful, gentle and subtle forms of body movements and footwork and emphasizes more on the ‘rasa’ (emotions) and the ‘bhava’ (expressions) of the performer to convey the story to the audience.

“While most Indian dance forms focus on fast body movements to convey the story, Mohiniyattam and other ‘Lasya’ based dance forms focus on conveying emotions using facial expressions accompanied by slow & graceful movements”

Divya Arun, Creative Director

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Mohiniyattam literally interpreted as the dance ofMohini’, the celestial enchantress of Indian mythology, is the classical solo dance form of Kerala. It is characterized by graceful, swaying body movements. Importance is given to hand gestures and emphasized with subtle facial expressions.


Semi Classical dance has its origins in Indian classical & folk dance. The steps and moves are not as complex or intricate as pure classical forms. Semi-classical dances are fun and fluid. This type of dance breaks the stylized structures and forms of the classical dance, and adopts a more contemporary style. 


Fusion is an improvised form of dancing to any style of music that does not have a strictly defined dance aesthetic. By finding the commonalities between various dance styles, or creating new movements to suit the tunes of the song, dancers actively adapt and improvise their dance style to sync with the music.


why dance


Dancing elevates dopamine and endorphins, two neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of pleasure & happiness.

Strength Building

When the body moves with the beats, it helps in strengthening the core muscles and aerobic power of the body.

Relax & Refresh

 Dancing regularly, can bring about a deeper connection between the mind and the body by reducing stress levels.

Mind & Soul

Promotes the experience of “flow”, an almost meditative state that helps focus on music & rhythms instead of worries and stress.


Meet Our Team

Divya Arun

Divya Arun

Creative Director


Divya is a classically trained dancer with more than a decade of experience in teaching Mohiniyattam across the globe. Having trained in Mohiniyattam for several years under eminent and renowned gurus including Smt. Nirmala Panicker, Divya has extensively studied various aspects of the dance form including ‘mukhabinayam and ‘sookshmabhinayam’.

Want to learn something exciting?

If you are interested in learning a new dance form or just to be part of an exciting group of like minded dances with passion, come join us