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Master Class with Shambhavi Dandekar: Taking on Teental Farmaishis
Date: Sunday, May 24
Location: Online via Zoom
Time: 12 - 2 PM EST
Cost: $40 or pay what you can
Pick up the gauntlet and challenge yourself like the Mughal kings challenged Kathak dancers in their court!
The concept of Farmaishi compositions was added to the Kathak repertoire during the Mughal era. The king and courtesans would throw a challenge at the dancer which he would have to complete on the spot. This involved not only acrobatics, but also intricate mathematics (Farmaishi and Kamaali Chakradaar-s), literature (Badal, Bijli Parans) and abstract forms (Lom-Vilom).
In this master class, learn more about the history of Farmaishi by exploring unique, traditional kathak compositions, while enhancing your understanding of complex rhythmic patterns to add to your performance repertoire and to your overall knowledge of the artform.
Minimum required training: Awareness of the following forms required: Paran, Chakradaar, Tihai and/or 7 years in any Gharana of Kathak
Who this is for:
This master class is designed for intermediate-advance level kathak dancers who want to expand their repertoire with unique and valuable Farimaishi compositions and understand its underlying historical significance.
What you will get out of it:
In addition to an in-depth understanding of a historic tradition, you will gain Farmaishi and Kamaali Chakradars (rhythmic patterns and compositions) and other unique compositions of the Benaras Gharana choreographed by Shambhavi.
About Shambhavi Dandekar:
Shambhavi has more than 20 years of teaching experience at an undergraduate and a graduate level at various dance education institutions in India. Shambhavi’s years of experience, intellectual understanding and analysis of the nuances of the art form, has helped her create stellar performers out of her dedicated students.
Navatman Student Sundays - May Online Edition
Date: May 24, 2020
Location: Via Zoom
Time: 12:00-1:00pm EST
Navatman "Student Sundays" is a black box style performance arena that provides opportunities for students to perform - on stage and now online!
As we all know, New York City is known as a hub of learning and the arts, however, our students don't always have enough opportunities to perform and gain the confidence to perform in front of a varied audience. In the digital age and now with quarantines, the ability to stage a performance online has become more important than ever before for artists.
For this reason, Navatman brings "Student Sundays Online Edition” so that students from all over can develop into performing artists and really help take Indian performing arts to more mainstream audiences.
This event is free to watch so invite family and friends!
How to Perform:
Please follow the steps below to confirm your participation:
1. Click the button below to register and pay your participation fee to confirm your slot. Slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Final day for registration is Thursday before the show.
2. Once registered, you will receive a ticket receipt that has a link to a form confirming your performance and requesting additional details. This form must be filled out by the Thursday before the show.
*If you are a group, please ensure registration and payment for every member by sharing your confirmation with the list of participants.
Student Showcase 2020
Student Showcase 2020: Tales of the Family of Shiva and Parvati
Date: Sunday, May 31
Location: Online - link provided in receipt upon registration
Suggested Donation: $15
Pay what you can option available starting at $1
Time: 10:00AM - 6:00 PM EST
This year’s student showcase will take on a slightly different format than our normal live showcase. For the first time ever, watch our kathak, bharatanatyam, and vocal students weave tales of family gods from Hindu mythology: Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, and Muruga all from the comfort of your own homes online! Join in for select scenes or watch the whole production with schedule details below
10:00 AM | Intro: Vakra Thunda Slokam
10:10 AM | Scene 2: Mooshika Vahana
10:50 AM | Scene 3: Lambodhara
11:30 AM | Scene 4: Ganesha Paran and Natuvari Tukdas
12:10 AM | BREAK
12:30 PM | Scene 5: Sri Gananatham Bhajare
1:10 PM | Scene 6: Sri guruguha Taraya
1:50 PM | Scene 7: Ganesha Bhajan
2:30 PM | Scene 8: Yaman Tarana
3:10 PM | Scene 9: Apagara nindai - Thirupugazh
3:50 PM | Scene 10: Nagendra Haraya
4:30 PM | Scene 11: Ganga Stotram
5:10 PM | Scene 12: Ranjani Niranjani
5:50 PM | Scene 13: Kharaharapriya Jathiswaram
**Make sure you log on 10 minutes early in case we are running early!
Navatman On Demand
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Join us for our new "At Home with" series live stream concerts or enjoy exclusive recordings of past events of artists like Sruti Sarathy and more from Drive East, Student Showcase and Navatman Dance and Music Collective performances now available on Video on Demand!
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