Across_Dance: elements abstracted
Explore the known and unknown through participation and observation
An online workshop series by two seminal dance artists
Aditi Mangaldas | India | Kathak
Aakash Odedra | UK | Contemporary Dance
Join Aakash and Aditi for five online workshops throughout August. Each session is split in two, through kathak and contemporary dance you will explore one of the five elements: fire, water, earth, wind and ether. This series of workshops has been created to explore professional practice across these two different dance forms through teaching and sharing.
Both Aakash and Aditi will lead the sessions at an intermediate level, with a focus on structure and to re-imagine your approach to movement. The fifth and final workshop will explore the intangible element of ether, where all four elements are combined; the senses meet across space and time and where connection is experienced. With a focus on enrichment, this session goes beyond matter and explores feelings and sensations through discussions, interactions and Q & A.
“In observation your mind is more open” – Aditi Mangaldas
If you’re trained in kathak or contemporary dance join us to experiment with, and explore the possibilities of movement you have yet to discover. Through participation and observation you can expand your understanding of dance. For some, this will be an experimental exploration, please keep in mind that they may be trying new movement vocabulary for the first time or observing the process of the body moulding to the elements in a different way.
Additional movement content through a series of short exercises will support each workshop. You will receive a short film ahead of each session to experiment with.
“Don’t undervalue active observation” – Aakash Odedra
Fire: Sat 5 Sep 2:00pm – 3:30pm (UK) / 6:30pm – 8:00pm (India)
Water: Sun 6 Sep 2:00pm – 3:30pm (UK) / 6:30pm – 8:00pm (India)
Earth: Sat 12 Sep 2:00pm – 3:30pm (UK) / 6:30pm – 8:00pm (India)
Wind: San 13 Sep 2:00pm – 3:30pm (UK) / 6:30pm – 8:00pm (India)
Ether: Sat 19 Sep 2:00pm – 3:30pm (UK) / 6:30pm – 8:00pm (India)
£44 / INR 4000 for 5 sessions