Published on: Wednesday June 2, 2021

As part of BIDF 21, Unleashed has an exciting line up of events featuring international artists from the UK, India, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan and USA.

All of these workshops are FREE and take place via Zoom.

Find out more about all the artists involved in this event here

The Migrated Knowledge / 4 June / 10am

How do South Asian classical dance teaching methodologies adapt in the diaspora?

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Pushkala, Pali & Nikita (Left to right)

Guest Artists: Pushkala Gopal MBE (India, UK), Pali Chandra (Switzerland, Dubai (UAE), India), Nikita Thakrar (Reading, UK) CAT Yuva Gati Home Tutor

International South Asian classical dance educators impart their teaching practises in different cultural, geographical, and digital contexts. Observe a practical session and listen to experienced educators unravel the necessary changes required for classical teaching approaches to engage young artists to master their discipline.

Followed by a Q&A.

Suitable for: 12+

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Behind Closed Doors / 4 June / 3.30pm

How do choreographers with a classical South Asian dance background develop distinct artistic languages and voice?

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Urja, Sooraj & Kalpana (Left to right)

Guest Artists: Urja Desai Thakore (UK), Sooraj Subramaniam (Belgium), Kalpana Raghuraman (Holland)

A host of international artists share their unique choreographic approaches. Observe and hear the individual channels of artistic exploration from within their respective artistic disciplines that lead to a distinct artistic voice and signature.

Followed by a Q&A.

Suitable for: 12+

The Transient Source / 11 June / 11am

Is there such a thing as authentic Indian dance?

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Aditi (Top Left), Navtej (Top Right), Preethi (Bottom Left) & Vikram (Bottom Right)

Guest Artists: Aditi Mangaldas, Navtej Johar, Preethi Athreya, Vikram Iyengar (India)

A panel of internationally recognised artists from India engage in conversation reflecting on how artists are responding and adapting to the complexities of discovering individual artistic languages and expression in post-colonial India in the context of globalisation.

Followed by a Q&A.

Suitable for: 12+
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The Other Choreography / 11 June / 2.30pm

What does it take to be heard as a South Asian dance artist in the diaspora?

Guest Artists: Ananya Chatterjea (Minneapolis, USA), Subathra Subramaniam (London, UK), Atsuko Maeda (Tokyo, Japan), Parul Shah (New York, USA)

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Ananya (Top Left), Subathra (Top Right), Atsuko (Bottom Left) & Parul (Bottom Right)

A host of international artists share insights of their individual journeys towards discovering a unique artistic voice. Through talks and candid conversations, some of the shared challenges facing South Asian dance artists across the global diaspora are unravelled and discussed to discover potential avenues towards necessary change.

 

Followed by a Q&A.

Suitable for: 12+

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