World premiere: Chatsworth

© Manuel Osterholt

© Manuel Osterholt

CHATSWORTH will be world premiered at the festival Tanz im August in Hebbel am Ufer (HAU 1) in Berlin (DE) on 25th and 26th of August 2018.

CHATSWORTH is the name of one of the Indian townships in Durban where Indian immigrants were relocated during apartheid. In “Chatsworth” Berlin-based choreographer Constanza Macras is interested in showing the diverse ways that the Indian diaspora has found to relate to the intersections of multiculturalism, the global and the local. Traditional Indian dance and drama entangle with contemporary forms and subject matter. Musicals are the common ground on which cultural appropriation is not condemned but seemingly necessary. Through the lens of Bollywood, the performers immerse in a universe of assimilation, transformation and resilience: the diasporic self.


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Bollywood Dance Workshop with Shampa Gopikrishna

Shampa Gopikrishna

© Dhruvin Shah

Bollywood Dance is the vibrant dance form made popular by the Indian Film Industry. It is an eclectic blend of Indian classical dances, regional folk and western pop.

Bollywood dance tells stories and celebrates life, letting the performer and the viewer forget all their woes and break free. It expresses all emotions in their full splendour- ranging from the sensual softness of a danseuse to the explosive energy of a warrior.

In this class, you will taste the essence of a true Bollywood Dancer. Bollywood is ever-evolving, hence you will hear and experience different genres of music and dance. It will involve learning ascending footwork, descriptive hand gestures and ABHINAYA (expression) through the NAVARASAS (the 9 emotions). I invite you to explore different rhythmic combinations and the electrifying fervour of Bollywood right from delicate moves to wild hip thrusting and chest pumping. Adding to the drama, the dress code is as colourful and over-the-top as you can get – so pull out those yellow pants you never wore – because in this class all your fantasies can come true!

Come… Discover Bollywood!

26. August 11- 13h for non-professionals, 15€
27. August 11- 14h for professionals, 30€

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