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Bollynatyam Dance Workshop
November 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This workshop invites participants to explore Indian dance as both a classical and Bollywood/contemporary dance style. We begin with a warm-up based in Indian dance, yoga, and contemporary dance. We then transition into exercises that stress selected body positions, rhythms, hand gestures, eye movements, and emotional content typical for Bollywood dance. Finally, we combine these elements into a short dance sequence that will draw us all into the fun and catchy world defined by this dance form.
Sangita Shresthova’s unique dance work has been presented in academic and creative venues around the world including Jacob’s Pillow and the American Dance Festival (Durham, NC). She has performed and taught Indian classical and new choreography in Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Nepal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and United States. She holds a PhD from the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA. Her book on Bollywood dance was published by SAGE in 2011. She continues to explore the intersection between dance and media in her academic and artistic projects.
Join us in the dance room!