Dance Workshops by Mallika Sarabhai

India Community Center in partnership with the Art Forum brings to you Dance Workshop by India’s leading choreographer and dancer Mallika Sarabhai. 

About Mallika Sarabhai

Mallika Sarabhai has a PhD in organisational behavior and has been the co-director of the prestigious arts institution, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, for nearly 30 years now. Mallika is an acclaimed and much awarded dancer in the Indian classical styles of Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi and has been the lead soloist with Darpana for 30 years. Fifteen years ago she developed her own contemporary vocabulary. She has performed solo or with Darpana throughout India and around the world. Engagements include Sadlers Wells in London and the Festival des Champs Elyses in Paris as well as performing with companies such as the National Dance Institute and Battery Dance Company in New York, Pan Project in London and as part of festivals in Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Israel, Egypt and, of course, all major festivals in India.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Click on the name of the dance form to enroll

Sign up for all three workshops by September 1st to enter in a Raffle to win 2 free tickets to Mallika Sarabhai’s show, a $150 value, scheduled for Saturday, September 16th, 2017,  6:00 pm at Menlo- Atherton Performing Arts Center.

(One lucky winner will get 2 free tickets)

To Sign up for all three workshops click here

Dance FormAgeDateTimePrice
BharatnatyamAdults and Children above 7 years (Please note: Participants must be trained in Bharatnatyam)September 135:30 pm – 8:30 pm$99 for one workshop $249 for all 3 workshops
BharatnatyamAdults and Children above 7 years (Please note: Participants must be trained in Bharatnatyam)September 171 pm – 4 pm$99 for one workshop $249 for all 3 workshops
Bharatnatyam Adults and Children above 7 years (Please note: Participants must be trained in Bharatnatyam)September 205:30 pm – 8:30 pm$99 for one workshop $249 for all 3 workshops

The three workshops will be focusing on three different aspects of the dance form

  1. ‘Nritta’ – Movement is a technical performance where the dancer presents pure Bharata Natyam movements emphasizing on speed, form, pattern, range and rhythmic aspects without any form of enactment or interpretive aspect.
  2. In ‘Nritya’ the dancer communicates a story, spiritual themes, message or feelings through expressive gestures and slower body movements harmonized with musical notes. Dr. Sarabhai will focus on Bhava – communicating emotions through dance
  3. ‘Natyam’ where the dancer maintains certain body movements for certain characters of the play which is communicated through dance-acting. Dr. Sarabhai will be focusing on the Interpretation of text of the play and character for this class.

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