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Open Contemporary Choreography class & Story Telling Through Movement workshop - With Arudhra

Tue, 30 Apr 11:00AM - Fri, 3 May 2:00PM
Rs 400 onwards
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April 30 - May 3rd / Tue - Fri
Class: Open Contemporary Choreography class
Open to anyone with the basic dance background
9 am-10.30 am
Price- Rs 1,000 / Drop in- Rs 400
Workshop: Story Telling Through Movement
Geared towards intermediate/Advanced dancers, emerging, aspiring or established choreographers. (Age limit 15+)
11 am-2 pm
Price- Rs 2,800

Class + Workshop- Rs 3,300

About  Workshop:

This is a workshop series that taps into some of the cerebral aspects of dance and movement. This is centered around building the ability to tell powerful stories through motivated movement. A combination of theory and practice where I will be working on concepts like Motivation, Presence, projection, empathy, gestures, personalization and honesty in movement. This workshop focuses on shedding light on some of the often overlooked layers of dance through research, analysis, experimentation, exploration, and practice.

About Facilitator:

Arudhra, 31, has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She started off as a Classical Indian dancer who sought formal training for 13 years in Bharatanatyam. She started training in Lyrical Jazz in her early twenties but soon found her sense of belonging in the fluidity and independence of Contemporary.

Arudhra recently completed her Ph.D. in Cultural studies at the National University of Singapore where she studied the Anthropology of Dance therapy because she strongly believes that dance is not only glamorous and entertaining but is a beautiful language of communication. She is a former lecturer of dance at the Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore and Nanyang Academy of Fine arts (NAFA) where she taught both dance theory as well as practice at the School of Dance and Theatre.  

Arudhra has taught various workshops and Intensive programmes in various cities including Bandung, Jakarta, Singapore, Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai. She is a former company dancer of The Danceworx, India founded by Mr. Ashley Lobo and The Royal Dance Off Company, Singapore founded by Mr. Ryan Tan. She is a scholarship recipient to the International Student Visa Programme, Broadway Dance Centre, New York. She was a founding faculty member of the Millenium Dance Complex, Singapore until May 2018. She was recently selected to work closely with Jillian Meyers on a week-long movement intensive held in Tokyo.  She also released her first dance short film The Journey that involved 90 dancers and was chosen to be part of Singapore's Got To Move yearly highlights. She is currently a freelance independent artist who teaches various workshops and guest faculty classes in a number of schools as well as studios in India

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

- by Arvind for TOYO(Theatre on your own) organized by Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices .

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