8 days and 6 art forms, once in a lifetime learning experience, bringing the traditional and modern together.

Where: Nritarutya, Bangalore, India

When: 15th – 22nd September

Deadline for applications: 10th September

It is a rare opportunity where an artist gets to learn the nuances and movements of classical and modern, from eminent teachers, giving one a detailed understanding of ancient art forms of India, as well as Indian contemporary and modern movements.

This September, Nritarutya presents its Intensive as part of our Dance N More initiative, which focusses on capacity building of artists. Our Intensive offers artists a unique opportunity to learn 6 dance forms, with world-renowned gurus and teachers, in an environment most conducive to learning, exploring, experimenting, and development. The idea of the Intensive is not only to give a unique learning experience but also to enable artists to adapt to different movement vocabularies from classical to modern to folk to contemporary.

The art forms covered are:
– Kathak
is a rare opportunity for any dance enthusiast or professional dancer to learn under “Karnataka Kalashree” awardees, founders of ‘Abhinava Dance company’, Nirupama & Rajendra. The intensive workshop will focus on core Kathak elements like rhythm patterns, foot work & pirouettes, key postures, hand gestures, gaits and performance vocabulary.

The intensive will throw light on the origin, history, traditional techniques of Kathak and its creative journey, and understanding movements by its power, grace, style, body alignment, balance, inter-connectedness and feelings. Plus, the gurus will also share key nuances required to be a good performer with the participants.

– Kamsale
A unique folk-dance form performed by the devotees of God Mahadeshwara. It combines the religious fervor and martial dexterity, while the brass-made musical instruments are played with rhythmic clangs.

In this intensive, the participants will learn to create a rhythm of various patterns and tempos using Kamsale instrument and will learn Kamsale dance, which is a blend of folk and martial movements. By the end of the workshop, participants would have learnt a series of offensive and defensive maneuvers, and would have mastered the skill of dancing by moving the kamsale instrument around the body in innumerable patterns along with vigorous rhythmic beatings.

– Koodiyattam
Koodiyattam is one of the most ancient theatre traditions of the world that is still being practised and performed. Owing to a long unbroken tradition, Koodiyattam has a highly developed and sophisticated technique of abhinaya. The intensive will be an introduction to Hastabhinaya (language of gesture), Netrabhinaya (usage of the eyes) and Rasabhinaya (emotion) in Kutiyattam.

– Contemporary
The aim of the Intensive is to give the dancer an introductory insight into what goes into becoming a key member of a professional international contemporary dance touring company. You will learn an intro to Prana Paint, a sensitising approach which helps dancers to connect to themselves better, unique to Navdhara India Dance Theatre and developed by Ashley Lobo, and contemporary dance movement warm up. The intensive will also take you through Navdhara’s Repertoire Work & Choreography, teaching both the physical choreography as well as emotional intention, with guidelines on how to achieve it.

At the end of the three sessions, the objective would be for each dancer to have a deeper understanding of themselves, a basic understanding of contemporary movement, and a rare experience of learning a professional company’s choreography that has been performed extensively on the international stage.

– Dance Rhythm
Workshop on Rhythm by Ramya Janakiraman, a senior disciple of Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran. Participants will be taught aspects of rhythm within the classical format, basics of taalam, understand and recognise and implement different rhythm cycles.

– Aerial Silk
We will be working on active stretching techniques which will help strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. The participants will experiment with various climbing techniques, routines, wraps and drops on the fabrics. We will focus on knitting known and new techniques and skills together to create seamless routines with artistry. At the end of both sessions, the participants will put together a routine to a song they choose.

These 8 days would be filled with intense training and learning, working with each other, and experiencing the Indian culture of dance and movement. It promises to challenge your body and mind, and expand your physical and mental threshold.

How to apply

We need to know the following from you, in order to reserve a spot for you:
– brief bio
– What makes you interested in this Intensive
– Why and how do you think this Intensive will help you at this point in your careerEmail to

Subject line to read: INTENSIVE Details for registration

Please Note:
The cost includes only the training module. Your stay, travel and per diems would be borne by you. We will be happy to help you with finding decent accommodation or share with you the list of our approved and trusted service apartments and hotels. Once you send us your details, we will get in touch with you regarding payment modes and other details.

Costs for participants: € 185

For further information, please visit www.nritarutya.com

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