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Bharatanatyam Workshops with Savitha Sastry

June 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until June 13, 2013

Details

Date:
June 12, 2013
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

Kala Vandanam
Email:
info@kalavandanam.com

Venue

Kala Vandanam Chakra Studio – Northwestern Building
275 E. 4th Street, Suite B100
St. Paul, 55101 United States
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Details

Date:
June 12, 2013
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
,

Organizer

Kala Vandanam
Email:
info@kalavandanam.com

Venue

Kala Vandanam Chakra Studio – Northwestern Building
275 E. 4th Street, Suite B100
St. Paul, 55101 United States
+ Google Map

“Mastering Bharatanatyam Technique”

Outstanding Bharatanatyam soloist Savitha Sastry shares her insights, methods and techniques in mastering Bharatanatyam technique through body alignments, exercises and practice techniques. This a wonderful opportunity to get personal attention from a highly acclaimed artist noted for her excellent technique.

Recommended that participants have learned a complex nritta item such as Thillana. Enrollment limited to 12 students

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Workshop Cost – $50 per enrollee

WORKSHOP IS FULL as of 06/09/2013

 

“Expanding Creative Boundaries Through Bharatanatyam”

In this workshop, Savitha Sastry shares the methods and thoughts behind her recent productions and provides a road map to showcase how Bharatanatyam can be used to deliver non-traditional repertoires and choreographies.

Participants are expected to have a background in Bharathanatyam and a deep interest in exploring creativity through dance, in ways that go far beyond the superficial.

The main areas that will be covered are:

1) Mastery of technique – how and why
2) Deconstructing choreography – exploring the mind’s journey
3) Dramatisation using Bharathanatyam
4) Logistics and common pitfalls

Enrollment limited to 15 students

Thursday, June 13, 2013 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Workshop Cost – $50 per enrollee

REFUND POLICY: All registrations are non-refundable, except in the case where the master instructor is unable to conduct the workshop.

ABOUT THE MASTER INSTRUCTOR

savithasastry1_400x280Savitha Sastry is a leading exponent of Bharathanatyam, the classical dance form of Southern India that has its cultural roots in ancient history. Trained by stalwarts Sri Mahalingam Pillai, Sri V.P. and Smt. Shanta Dhananjayan, and Sri Adyar K. Lakshman, she is deeply grounded in the Bharathanatyam tradition. Savitha’s mission is to bring this art form to a wider audience without losing its aesthetic and cultural integrity.

As a solo dancer, Savitha is a pioneer in using the medium of Bharathanatyam to create new choreographies utilizing narratives that allow the viewer to be connected with the presentation every step of the way. These performances have reached out to new and diverse audiences around the globe, while the erudite have appreciated her initiative in using an age old tradition in a novel and compelling manner. In the press, she is heralded as a classicist who is not afraid to break tradition, while stretching the boundaries of Bharathanatyam with her innovative use of the medium.

Savitha is an empanelled artist with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and is an ‘A’ grade Doordharshan (television) artist. She has performed at highly prominent venues around the world, and was featured in the 2011 BBC documentary ‘Sex, Death, and the Gods’, about the history of temple dancers in South India.

For more information about the artist, please visit http://www.savithasastry.com