Rukmini Vijayakumar Open Level Bharatanatyam workshop 22/02/23
Wed Feb 22 2023 at 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Yojigen Dojo | Amsterdam, NH
About this Event
Rukmini will teach an open level workshop where dancers of any style can immerse in the nuances of Bharatanatyam. The workshop will be fun, engaging and explorative.
The two hour movement class will be followed by an hour of Q&A with Rukmini, who will explain the various aspects of a classical indian form.
“…..Rukmini has burning eyes that repeatedly catch the observer's breath; and she makes those eyes part of the fabric of the dance.... she is not just engaging but also authoritative.”
The New York Times ( 2011, By Alastair Macaulay)
Rukmini Vijayakumar, is the artistic director of Raadha Kalpa Dance Company, and the director of Lshva, a creative space for artists in the heart of Bangalore. She is the founder of The Raadha Kalpa method an educational system for Bharatanatyam that is based on the idea of neutrality.
Rukmini’s approach to Bharatanatyam is dedicated, rigorous and layered. She has presented her work as a soloist all over the world, including venues such as the Jacobs Pillow festival, Drive East NYC, and the Korzo Theater. Recently she played ‘the goddess of love’ in ‘Sukanya’, produced by The Royal Opera house in London.
She has studied Bharatanatyam under Guru Padmini Rao, Guru Sundari Santhanam and Guru Narmada. Her style is greatly influenced by the ancient movement practice of Karanas. A Graduate of the Boston Conservatory, Rukmini’s process of creation is both traditional and contemporary. She was a recipient of the Jiri Kylian grant for choreography and a resident choreographer at Korzo theater, Netherlands in 2018. Her productions, Nayani, Prabhavati, AbhimatA, Talattu and The Dark Lord have toured india and the world extensively. Her more recent work, Turiya, MALA, The Muse and Unrequited were created within the contemporary idiom and have been appreciated for their creative approach to the Bharatanatyam vocabulary. She was bestowed the title of Arsha Kala Bhushanam by Swami Dayananda Saraswati.Also an actor, Rukmini has been recognised for the roles that she has played in a number of Indian Films and Theater performances.
Additional workshop information
Everyone is welcome.
This is an introductory / open level workshop followed by a Q&A with Rukmini.
Do not hesitate to come if you do not have any dance experience. It's an opportunity to be blessed by Rukmini's presence and be inspired by her creative energy. Prepare to receive knowledge on the Bharatanatyam dance style and hear about Rukmini's dance journey.
Wear comfortable clothes that you're able to dance in and come on time. Walk in is from 4-4:30pm so that we can start all together.
Tea, snacks and water will be available.
Parking is free outside our building. The dance studio is walkable in 12 min from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station or 6 min by bike.
For any questions email: [email protected]
Where is it happening?Yojigen Dojo, Donauweg 8B, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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