Adult

Bharatanatyam Introduction with Shivaangee Agrawal [TASTER SESSION]

£14 / £12 concs

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Spring term: Mon 10 Jan - Mon 28 Mar. No classes Mon 14 – Sat 19 Feb (half-term break)

Class Description:
Created for beginners, this course is an introduction to the south Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam. This spring term, sessions will be devised by Shivaangee Agrawal and delivered by a team of Bharatanatyam artists, giving participants the opportunity to discover the rich multiplicity of UK-based artistic practices within this dance form. Through a series of in-person classes and remote lecture-demonstration sessions, participants will delve into the fundamentals of movement technique, storytelling and gestural traditions, the use of music and rhythm, the history of bharatanatyam and the socio-political context of current practice in the UK. 

Written and digital course materials are also provided, and a schedule of artists and session themes will be provided here shortly. 

Level Information: 

  • No prior experience in Bharatanatyam is required for this class. 
  • ​Classes will honour the interdisciplinary nature of Bharatanatyam, and use different modes of learning 
  • The classes will be delivered in an inclusive way and The Place welcomes queries around access needs 
  • The term will run for 11 sessions (6 sessions in-person on Mondays and 5 sessions online on Saturdays) 
  • You can either enroll for the 11 sessions or drop in separately

If you wish to enrol after the taster, please enquire at Reception or email classes@theplace.org.uk.
The fee of the taster session will be subtracted from the enrolment fee.

Times: 6.30-8pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Monday
Level: Introduction