I offer Indian dance and storytelling workshops in Schools, Colleges and in the community, with live musical accompaniment. I intend to share the beauty of Indian classical dance and music in a way that is accessible, beneficial and meaningful to all those involved.
Bharatanatyam is a highly stylised language of self-expression. I enjoy exploring the essence of this dance style and its potential to move people physically and emotionally in a variety of contexts.
Indian dance workshops are a chance to be expressive and creative through the rich dance vocabulary of south Indian classical dance. With hand gestures, percussive footwork and co-ordinated body movements set to vocal percussion rhythms its a lot of fun.
I also enjoy exploring the richness of Indian stories and archetypes where goddesses and demons play-out our inner emotional and mental worlds. As a yoga teacher I offer regular classes, workshops and retreats in Surrey and West Sussex as Yogabody www.yogabody.org.uk
First part- students presenting their dance
Second part from I minute- a classical solo by Sarra Whicheloe
Naach Dance Company presenting moments from an 8 week Indian youth dance project in Cranleigh, Surrey 2010 with performances for Surrey Arts Summer Festival at Loseley Park supported by Hampshire Dance, Youth Dance England, South East Dance and SB Dance.
Bhole Nath performance at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, London, 2007
First 5 minutes is an invocation, the dancing starts after about 6 minutes