Contemporary Indian Workshop Series w/ Brinda Guha
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
305 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
Operated by The Joyce Theater Foundation, the newly-opened DANY (Dance Art New York) Studios (formerly New Dance Group) serves the needs of independent choreographers, not-for-profit dance companies and the dance/theater communities by providing eleven affordable studios appropriate for rehearsals, auditions, classes, workshops, and more. Each studio is equipped with sprung wood floors, mirrors, portable and fixed barres and audio/video systems(including iPod/mini plug connection) for rehearsal use. Pianos are also available.
Contemporary Indian Dance
Wednesday 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
$10 for drop-ins
$25 for all three classes pre-registration
Please arrive by 5:45pm on the first day to sign in.
Can take cash payments in person, personal checks, or Venmo payments @Brinda-Guha.
Based on the core of the Indian Contemporary style lies the fusion of the intricacies of classical Indian dance: footwork, expression, and hand movements, with targeted exercises to provide for a fulfilling and fresh contemporary dance routine at the end of every class.
The class attempts to investigate the communicative potential when merging western dance traditions with a classical Indian foundation. It starts with a vigorous yet meditative warmup, and spends some time after that on Indian classical and contemporary technique, which then leads to a dynamic combination at the end of every class.
Students are able to not only learn the rudimentary fundamentals of classical Indian dance but also are able to experience a completely different approach to contemporary movement using elements of the ancient Indian aesthetic.