Master Class Series: Bharata Natyam with Ramya Hrishankar
Instructor will lead a lesson on Bharata, a renowned form of Indian dance. on part of SonneBlauma Danscz Theater's SB-ADaPT Festival.
When: Saturday, June 18, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Dance performance
EVENT SATURDAY JUNE 18th
SB-ADaPT Festival: Master Class Series
Bharata Natyam with LA Choreographer Ramya Harishankar
When: Saturday June 18th, 9:30 am
Where: Center Stage Theater
Cost: $15 suggested donation
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Special Events
SonneBlauma Danscz Theater presents its first bi-annual SB-ADaPT (A Dance and Physical Theater) Festival June 12th-June 19th. Participating in this conference which celebrates the movement arts are 40+ Companies/Artists from 5 countries & 23 different cities. Events open to the public include master classes led by visiting artists, performances at Center Stage Theater, entrance into an emerging genre installation at Fishbon’s Pescadrome, and free performances in public spaces.
Master Class Description
Ramya will be offering her Bharata Natyam, the most renown of Indian dance forms is a combination of nrtta – pure dance to rhythm and melody and abhinaya – interpretive dance, giving equal importance to both. In the 20th century as a part of restructuring of the form to gain social acceptance, Abhinaya was relegated to the back burner and much of the repertoire performed by the traditional dancers/devadasis was removed from performance or just re/mis interpreted. Thanks to my legendary guru Kalanidhi Narayanan, the Bharata Natyam world has awakened to this special and unique repertoire of dance compositions today. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be one of her protégés. Abhinaya is the art of communicating thru body language, limbs, gait, stance and the face, the content and imagery of word - the poem. The verbal imagery forms the foundation and the movements are the superstructure that the dancer creates. This superstructure of interpretations are created using variations, a single mood with multiple shades thereby making the style of abhinaya very multilayered and nuanced. In a session called ‘acting for dancers and non-dancers’ we will explore how this language which I consider universal and timeless is used to express oneself.
For class reservations call (805) 569-0389
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Event posted May 2, 2011
Last updated May 24, 2011