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Kathak Summer Workshop (Rockville, MD)

July 30, 2016 - July 31, 2016

| $130

Kathak Workshop with Rachna Nivas. Please join our world renowned guest instructor from San Francisco. She will conducting a demonstration on Kathak fundamentals (which all are invited to) and will be conducting course work as well where intricate footwork patters and theory is covered.

Rachna Nivas Bio
Rachna Nivas is a leader in Indian classical dance, bringing a relevant and contemporary voice to kathak. She was principal dancer at the Chitresh Das Dance Company for 15 years, performing in award winning productions throughout the U.S. and India, receiving two nominations for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award. Rachna-Nivaas-PicDeemed “charismatic” and “revelatory” as a soloist by the San Francisco Chronicle, Rachna is a fierce and passionate performer. As former Director of the legendary master Pandit Chitresh Das’ academy, she was instrumental in building a premiere arts training institution. Today, she is a senior artist and leader at the Leela Institute for the Arts and is one of the most sought-after teachers in kathak dance. She performs and teaches around the world, splitting her time between San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Mumbai, India.

As an arts advocate, Rachna is also dedicated to raising awareness of the rich history and philosophy of India through kathak, and for it to be a tool for empowerment and social justice. She is currently touring her latest collaborative work SPEAK, bringing together leading women in kathak and tap – a cross-cultural expression of identity, gender, race, and heritage.

More information: http://rachnanivas.com/about/bio

Please register for either Workshop I or II based on instructions according to the email you received. For all others, please contact sheila@rhythmaya.com to request which package is most appropriate for you. Please note all days and times listed in your package.

Location: Rendezvous Dance Studio – 11910 Parklawn Dr. Rockville, MD

Price: $130
No makeups will be allowed.

Items to bring: Notebook and pen/pencil. Water and snacks as needed.

Dress Code: Punjabi suit or kurta top and tights – no tshirts, skirts, jeans will be allowed. Ghungoroos are required. Hair neatly tied up.

Cash or Check payments can be made upon arrival to the workshop.

Group A (Ages 7 to 10)
Saturday July 30th 2pm to 5pm
Course 1: 2pm to 3:30pm
Demonstration: 4pm to 5pm

Sunday July 31st
Course 2: 10am to 11:30am

Group B (Ages 11+)
Saturday July 30th 4pm to 7pm
Demonstration: 4pm to 5pm
Course 1: 5:30pm to 7pm

Sunday July 31st
Course 2: 12:30pm to 2pm


July 30, 2016
July 31, 2016


Rendezvous Dance Studio
11910 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, 20852
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