Upcoming Events

Jiva Dance in The Four Horseman

Join us for the soft premiere of The Four Horseman presented by Sankara Eye Foundation.

Paramus Catholic High School 425 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ
October 13th 3:30pm-7:00pm
We are proud to invite you to the soft premiere of The Four Horseman presented by Sankara Eye Foundation on October 13th. The show is free and open to the general public. Donations to support Sankara Eye Foundation are encourage. Join us for a day filled with music and dance while supporting a good cause.

Talk by Costume Designer Sandhya Raman

An informal presentation by well-known Delhi-based dance costume designer Sandhya Raman

450 9th Street apt. 1 Brooklyn, NY 11215
$5 suggested donation
Sept. 14, 2018 7:00PM
Sandhya Raman, an alumnus of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, with specialization in Apparel and Textile Design has had a versatile career spanning 25 years. She is the co-founder of Desmania Design, a leading design consultancy firm and is responsible for the Apparel & Costume vertical. Sandhya’s passion for arts, crafts and handlooms has taken her through the length and breadth of the country. Actively involved in training, developing, designing and upgrading the skills of artisans, enabling them to hone their traditional skills to have a better reach into the urban markets. In the last two and half decades, Raman has also followed her fascination with Classical Indian dance forms. Her interest in this genre led her to experiment and rework traditional costume patterns. Her first exposure to costumes began with creating designs for the female lead in a period film Totanama at NID in 1990.Over the years, her work with costuming for classical dancers, understanding the dance forms and resolving ergonomic issues related to dance costumes has created a new language. Raman’s use of new technology and fine detailing has been a path-breaking journey and has developed sensitivity to the kinesthetic of dance. Raman’s costume, make the dancers feel comfortable and at the same time follows the dynamics of the theme and dance form. Her aesthetic and refined eye allows her to treat the body as a canvas, and that result into innovative use of pattern and drape creating distinct costumes. She has worked closely with several dance companies internationally such as Battery Dance Company (New York), Natya Dance Theatre (Chicago), Bharatkala Natya Academy (Atlanta) Sampradaya Dance Creations (Canada) amongst many others and these premiered in USA, Europe and across India. Her collaborative efforts with a variety of dance forms such as Bharatatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Kathkali, Chhau, Sattriya, Odissi and American Ballets have involved a spectrum of renowned artists.

Master Workshop with Vidhya Subramanian

A 3-day workshop focusing on nritta and abhinaya

Gibney Studios - 890 Broadway, NYC
$185/Jiva Students receive a 5% discount
Sept. 24, 26, 27
6-8PM

Participants will learn the details of a small Bharatanatyam nritta piece, as well as a small abhinaya piece, exposing them to the beauty of Vidhya's style and dance.

Vidhya Subramanian is an eminent Bharatanatyam artist, acclaimed for her refined elegance and "the total internalization of emotive energy". Trained under gurus S.K.Rajarathnam and Kalanidhi Narayanan, her artistry has earned appreciation in performance spaces such as Musee Guimet, Kennedy Center, World Arts West festival, and in India, Germany, France, UK, Russia, Afghanistan, Kenya and USA. The New York Times honors her with the words, "...her portrayal of the love between Radha and Krishna had the internal glow of felt emotion”. She is an A graded artist of Indian television and has been awarded the Nadanamamani, Yuva Kala Bharati, Natya Mani, and other awards. A sought after artist to perform and teach, her dance is often described as an offering of mind, body and soul. With an MA in Theatre Arts, she has enriched her artistic experience with forays into theatre and film as well. She is the founder of Lasya Dance Company and Kala Vedika two organizations committed to the arts. www.vidhyasubramanian.com

To register email: jivaperformingarts@gmail.com

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