Dance India

Dance India Masterclass 2020

* Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will unfortunately no longer be an Odissi strand to the masterclass.  We sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause! 

Dance India returns this year with an exclusive masterclass aimed at advanced and professional Bharatanatyam dancers (for those who believe learning never stops!).  Over the course of an intensive weekend, dancers will have the opportunity to revisit, rethink and redefine how your body responds to dance after years of looking at it and feeling through it in a particular way.

– Revisit the fundamentals with a deep dive into adavu patterns and postural alignment and explore the relationship between them while broadening the canvas of your potential. This will be done through the unpacking of two pieces taken from the Bharatanatyam repertoire.

– Approach these pieces from the perspective of its choreography, mathematical applications and the correlation between the choreographer and the piece.

Tentative Schedule – Nov 6th 2020
Important note
Bharatanatyam students will be working equally with BOTH Bragha Bessell and Parshwanath Upadhye. 

Time Session Tutor
6-8pm Class A – Bharatanatyam Bragha Bessell 
Class B – Bharatanatyam Parshwananth Upadhye
8-9pm Studio sharing Bragha Bessell & Parshwananth Upadhye

Tentative Schedule – Nov 7th & 8th 2020

Time Session Tutor
10-11am Unpacking Adavus – Bharatanatyam Students Parshwanath Upadhye
11:10am – 1pm Group 1 Bharatanatyam Parshwanath Upadhye
Group 2 – Bharatanatyam Bragha Bessell
1-2pm Lunch Break
2-4pm Group 2 – Bharatanatyam Parshwanath Upadhye
Group 1 – Bharatanatyam Bragha Bessell
4-4:30pm Tea Break
4:30-6pm Group 1- Bharatanatyam Parshwanath Upadhye
Group 2- Bharatanatyam Bragha Bessell
6-6:30pm Tea Break
6:30 – 8pm Group 2 – Bharatanatyam Parshwanath Upadhye
Group 1 – Bharatanatyam Bragha Bessell

The fee for the masterclass is £200.  

The first round of registrations are now open and will end on May 28th 2020. There are limited places within each group.  If there are any places left by May 28th, we will open up a second round of registrations. 

Click here to access the online registration form

Important Notes:
– Only registrations made with full payment received within a week of registration will be confirmed a place on the masterclass.
– The fee is for the training only.  Refreshments (tea /coffee/biscuits) will be provided throughout the day.  Meals, accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the participant.