07. December 2019 - 12:00 till 13:00
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Exploring Indian Dance | Pearl Studios NYC | Saturday, 07. December 2019

During this immersive 8-Week course, participants will explore the elements, technique, and expressive vocabulary of Odissi, one of India’s neo-classical dances. The form is known for its percussive footwork paired with curving movements and sculpturesque poses. Students will explore Odissi technique, form and vocabulary. Through excerpts from pure dance choreographies (Pallavi) and variations on walking and traveling, they will refine movement, transitions and develop a stronger awareness of framing and placement within the Odissi aesthetic. Anindita Nanda, one of the most accomplished Odissi dancers in the world will also touch upon history and cultural context. Students will dance barefoot.
Following the classical dance we will kick it up a notch and indulge in learning the various aspects of Bollywood dance. Bollywood Dance is a mix of dance styles performed in Bollywood films, including traditional Indian styles of Bharatanatyam, Kathak, folk styles, bhangra, garba and modern dances. t gives a whole body workout while dancing to the rhythm of joy with the powerful nature of Bollywood music. We will be working on learning the different routines set to variety of bollywood music and rhythms and will also explore the different regional flavors of India. Students dance barefoot for this as well.
At the end of this 8 weeks course, there will be an intimate presentation, where students will showcase what they have learned to an audience filled with family and friends. All levels welcome.  

Schedule is subject to change.