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Brooklyn Raga Massive – Ragas in Motion: Workshop and Concert
Feb 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm| Workshop: Advance $10 / Door $15 Concert: Advance $10 / Door $15 Workshop + Concert: Advance $20 / Door $25
Ragas in Motion opens the BRM stage to honor a rich global history of collaboration between dance and music artists. We are showcasing a diverse program of solo dance works, all deeply rooted in Indian tradition and accompanied musically by members of BRM. The program embodies vibrant conversations in Kathak, contemporary and physical theater and is certain to show the language of dance as a diverse and powerful voice.
Parul Shah w/ music by Trina Basu & Arun Ramamurthy (violins), Mike Lukshis (tabla),
Delhi Dance Theater, Emily Mcloughlin w/ music by Ken Shoji (fiddle)
Andrea Clinton w/ music by Michael Gam (upright bass)
Parijat Desai’s “Just Like That” w/ music by Roopa Mahadevan (vocals), Max ZT (hammered dulcimer)
Dormeshia Sumbry w/ music by Sameer Gupta (tabla)
Workshop | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
The workshop will consist of two parts and aims to give us an example of how we can begin to explore ways of evolving classical dance forms through collaboration and exchange. In this case we will begin in the north Indian classical dance form, Kathak, and look at ways contemporary dance tools can be used to delve within ourselves to create something new.
6pm – 6.45pm An introduction to the Kathak movement vocabulary, participants will learn a simple Kathak movement phrase led by Reena Shah, a member of the Parul Shah Dance Company.
6.45pm – 7.30pm Using contemporary dance techniques and improvisation exercises we will look at ways to evolve the phrase into something different and personal to each of us. Led by Brinda Guha of Kalamandir Dance Company
Wear something you are comfortable moving in. You will be barefoot. Some prior basic dance knowledge will be helpful but is not essential! Please be ready to dance at 6pm!
This concert is part of Brooklyn Raga Massive’s performance and recording residency at Pioneer Works. Please join us for upcoming weekly concerts in this series through April 2016.