Kalamandir Dance Company (501c3) is a contemporary dance ensemble that uses the vocabulary of classical Indian dance to explore new spaces of artistic expression. Instead of diminishing the foundation of our classical styles, we look to investigate their communicative potential when merged with Western dance traditions. Using Odissi, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Capoeira, Flamenco, Modern and Ballet training, our dancers converse with movement and create dialogue with expression. We are driven by creativity, human emotions, and a desire to be released from the four walls of our daily existence. Our movement vocabulary aims to create a reachable area for all people to participate and communicate.
Celebrate the sizzle of Summer with us!
Midsummer Night Mela is an evening of coming together and community! It combines our popular all-levels Contemporary Indian Dance Workshop with the first convergence of all the KDC Principal Dancers with the new KDC NYC branch! Both groups will be showing work informally and sharing thoughts on the creative process at the end of the evening.
Come learn some of KDC’s movement style – one that synthesizes Classical Indian dance through a contemporary aesthetic. The workshop is designed to be easy to follow, fun, and a great workout.
Midsummer Night Mela is open to the public, no dance experience is necessary.
The evening is also an expression of appreciation for one of our co-founders, Ria DasGupta. She is moving across the country in August and we want to make sure she has a beautiful dance send-off.
Suggested Donation: $10
6:30 – 8pm: Workshop
8 – 8:30: Playing with Workshop Material & Improvisation
8:30 – 9:30: Informal Showing of Work & Discussion
RSVP on the Facebook event page here! Hope to see you there!
KDC in New York Kalamandir Dance Company (501c3) started a branch in New York City in March 2014. Currently there are 15 new members, and rehearsals have been going strong! If you would like to be a part of this branch, please email email@example.com with a headshot, dance picture, and a short essay as to why you would like to join →
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Public album by photographers Carli Abiuso, Kousik Bhowal & Prabir Mitra! The 3rd annual festival was held at Broadway Dance Center on December 1st, 2013. The Mosaic Dance Festival 2013 Broadway Dance Center, NYC December 1st, 2013