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Navatman offers classes for Indian Dance & Music, for kids and adults. Our classes cover Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Hindustani Classical Vocal, Carnatic Vocal and Mridangam.
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Angika Abhinaya with Sridhar Shanmugam
For senior students and bharatanatyam performers
Date: Tuesday, November 24
Location: Online via Zoom
Time: 7 - 9 PM EST
Cost: $40 per day
(INR Pricing & PayPal available on link)
Learn to connect stories, characters, and emotion to your expression using the entire body in this class focusing on Angika Abhinaya.
Sridhar Shanmugam, one of Chandralekha’s principal dancers, will take you through a series of exercises to slowly bring a full body awareness to your dance and teach you to embody the emotions and connect wholly with the character to immerse your audience into the storytelling aspect of dance.
Knowledge of at least one Abhinaya piece. All genres welcome.
Who this is for:
Dancers who are looking to techniques to improve their abhinaya and expression using the entire body.
What you will get out of it:
Exercises to bring awareness and expansion to your abhinaya and storytelling.
At Home With: Chitra Ramaswamy and Sophia Salingaros
Date: Friday, December 5
Location: Online, Zoom
Time: 6 - 7 PM EST
Two dancers with different backgrounds and training - who highlight different nuances of the form - come together to speak a common language: Bharatanatyam.
Bharatanatyam Double Bill with Chitra Ramaswamy and Sophia Salingaros.
More about Chitra and Sophia:
Chitra Ramaswamy is a Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher and a choreographer. She was introduced to the classical dance form at the age of nine and began her education in the Kalakshetra style under the able guidance of her Guru Padmashree Adyar.K.Lakshmanan of Chennai. She also trains regularly with leading dancers Jayanthi Subramaniam and Bragha Bessell.
Sophia Salingaros was born in San Antonio, Texas. Sophia studied Bharatanatyam with Guru Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu from the age of nine. Since her debut recital – ‘Arangetram’ - in 2010, she has given numerous solo performances in the US and abroad. She is an ICCR Empaneled Artist, a 2013 YoungArts Finalist, and a 2017-2018 IndianRaga Fellow. In 2018, she was invited by the UAE Prime Minister to perform at the World Government Summit in Dubai for Indian Prime Minister Modi. Sophia also studies intensively with Kalaimamani Rama Vaidyanathan in Delhi, and performed in her 2018 and 2019 US/India tours of ‘Vivartana’. She recently graduated from Columbia University with a degree in chemistry, and passionately continues her pursuit of dance.
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