Sat, April 19 |Open House – Day of Dance Experiences

What is dance? Why should you dance? Can you dance? What makes you dance? Come to our Open House on Saturday, April 19 and find answers and inspiration in TEN hours of exciting workshops and sessions. 

The Open House is for anyone who wants to broaden their understanding of dance and movement. Whether you are a newbie with two left feet, or a seasoned practitioner with years of experience, you will find something that stays with you, excites, provokes and moves you.From young practitioners who are committed to teaching, to stalwarts who are eager to share insights gleaned over decades, the facilitators at the Open House encompass a broad range of artistic maturity and dance knowledge.The facilitators at our Open House include Astad Deboo, Vaibhav Arekar and Deepika Potdar, Sanjukta Wagh, Atalya Baumer, Shruti Jasani, Aditi Bheda and Ranjana Dave. Updates on the classes they will teach should be up on our website and Facebook event in two days. There is no workshop fee, but contributions towards the fee for facilitators are welcome. You can attend as many sessions as you like – hang out with us all day!

8:45 am – Aditi Bheda (Surya Namaskar)
10 am – Ranjana Dave (Odissi)
11:15 am – Vaibhav Arekar and students (Bharatanatyam)
12:30 pm – Shruti Jasani (Aerial dance)
2 pm – Atalya Baumer (ballet)
3:30 pm – Sanjukta Wagh (Kathak)
5:30 pm – Astad Deboo (contemporary dance)

Dance Dialogues has been working with practitioners and dance lovers in Bombay for two-and-a-half years, helping them connect with provocative and diverse ideas, individuals and institutions, towards informing their practice in multi-disciplinary ways. We promote the understanding of dance as a richly layered practice that shares perforated boundaries with other art forms.

Simply put, we focus on getting more and more people to love dance, even as they question, challenge and make their own way through its history and practices and create its future. We work towards a Bombay where we no longer need to explain why dance/ dance education/ dance research is important/ valuable/ useful. A Bombay where dance is so embedded, so obvious, that it just IS.

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