Cultivating Depth

Free Master workshops on March 10, 17, 24 2021

on Zoom
Free and Open to the public
March 10, 17, 24, 2021

CULTIVATING DEPTH Join us for our second series of exciting workshops with inspiring professionals in the field of dance and music - ALL FREE, all on Zoom.

****In lieu of payment we encourage participants to make a donation to Covid relief efforts in India****

May 10 at 7:30PM EST Kasi Aysola - Basics of Nattuvangam

Kasi Aysola will introduce the nuances of the art of nattuvangam, a form of rhythmic recitation using vocal solfege and cymbals. The nattuvanar is the conductor of the Bharatanatyam, dance orchestra and is vital in directing a dance performance.

May 17 at 7:30PM EST
 Genevieve Grady - Introduction to Martha Graham Technique

Graham technique is a modern dance movement style and pedagogy created by American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. Graham technique has been called the "cornerstone" of American modern dance, and has been taught worldwide. It is widely regarded as the first codified modern dance technique.Graham technique is based on the opposition between contraction and release, a concept based on the breathing cycle which has become a "trademark" of modern dance forms. Its other dominant principle is the "spiraling" of the torso around the axis of the spine.

May 24 at 7:30PM EST Surabhi Bharadwaj - The Karanas of the Natyashastra

Surabhi will guide participants through an introduction to eh Karanas as described in the Natyashatra. Karanas are 108 movements described in the fourth chapter of the Natya Shastra. Each Karana is a combination of a specific movement of the legs (Charis) and hands (Nritta Hastas) performed in a specific posture (Sthana).mUch of current knowledge of the Karana have been developed by Dr. PAdma Subramanyam, who based on vast research determined that the Karanas are in fact dynamic movements rather than static postures.