Master Workshop with Maya Kulkarni

Jiva Performing Arts presents an intimate two-day Master Workshop series with well-known artist and educator Maya Kulkarni.

Jiva Performing Arts presents an intimate two-day Master Workshop series with well-known artist and educator Maya Kulkarni.

Participants will explore one classical composition through abhinaya (the part of dance that engages text/poetry and its meaning), and dance technique involving body posture, alignment and rhythmic permutations. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master who is known for her imaginative interpretations of text and use of poetic metaphors in dance, in addition to the visual appeal of the hallowed Thanjavur school of Bharatanatyam.

MAYA KULKARNI
New York Dance Master Teacher, Maya Kulkarni, a leading exponent of Bharata Natyam, studied dance under illustrious Gurus Parvati, Kumar Jayalaxmi, Alva, Dandayuthapani Pillai, and Kittappa Pillai. She trained under Kalanidhi Narayanan in mime and expressions and has performed extensively in the United States and India to great critical acclaim. Maya is noted for brilliant footwork, a symmetry of form and line and narrative interpretations. Anna Kisselgoff of The New York Times describes her as the “dancer’s dancer” who has a natural “blend of dramatic and technical excellence … a performer who never forgets to communicate with her audience.” She choreographed and produced dance dramas such as Shakuntala a classic play by 5th Century poet Kalidasa Ananga Bhasma (Kalidasa) and Meera. Kulkarni also studies the Indian aesthetic theory and was awarded a grant by the New York State Creative Artist’s program in Choreography for a comparative study of Indian and Japanese (Zeami’s) aesthetics. Last year she choreographed and directed new dance pieces, which were premiered by Danseuse Mesma Balsare at the TriNethra dance festival in Boston in November 2017. Currently, she teaches several established dancers the art of abhinaya, interpretation, and acting.

Early Bird rate until May 10th $165, after $180

To reserve your spot, make payment here For more information email: jivaperformingarts@gmail.com