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CLASSES OF INDIAN DANCES WITH THE EMBASSY OF INDIA (FREE)


Dance in India has a rich and vital tradition dating back to ancient times. Excavations, inscriptions, chronicles, genealogies of kings and artists, literary sources, sculpture and painting of different periods provide extensive evidence on dance. Myths and legends also support the view that dance had a significant place in the religious and social life of the Indian people.

 

In terms of the classical tradition formulated in the Natyashastra, dance and music are an inextricable part of drama. The art of natya carries in it all these constituents and the actor is himself the dancer and the singer, the performer combined all the three functions. With the passage of time the status of an independent and specialised art, marked the beginning of the 'art' dance in India.

 

Nurtured for centuries, dance in India has evolved in different parts of the country its own distinct style taking on the culture of that particular region, each acquiring its own flavour. Consequently a number of major styles of 'art' dance are known to us today, like Bharatnatyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi and Sattriya.dependent and specialised art, marked the beginning of the 'art' dance in India.

 

With a view to impart training and knowledge in the different art forms of India, the Embassy launched Yoga classes in Presential and Virtual mode - Completely Free.

 

DETAILS OF THE CLASSES

 

A) VIRTUAL CLASSES: April 11th 2022 - July 11th 2022 (3 months)

 

Bollywood: Tuesday from 19 to 20 hrs.

Kathak: Thursday from 19 a 20 hrs.

Bharatanatyam: Saturday from 10 to 11 hrs.

No registration required

 

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B) PRESENTIAL CLASSES: 
April 11th 2022 - July 11th 2022 (3 months)

 

Kathak: Monday from 16:15 to 17:15

Bollywood: Wednesday 16:15 to 17:15

Bharatanatyam: Friday 16:15 to 17:15

Frequency: Once a week

Registration for the On-site Course: Click Here

 

About the instructor: EUGENIA LAURENZA

 

Close and committed dance teacher, with 12 years experience in the dance field, she is willing to share her passion for Indian dance forms. A dancer who is capable of executing a challenging and varied stimulating dance program in whatever school she teaches. She can create an atmosphere in the classroom where students of all ages are welcome and joy is the norm. On a personal level, Eugenia has been in contact with Indian culture, philosophy and dance from a very young age, thanks to her meditation guru, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga. Her enthusiasm and love for these arts led her to study folk dances and different styles of classical Indian dance: Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi and Kathak.

 

Complete CV

 

More information: tic.buenos@mea.gov.in