We cordially invite you to the Bharatanatyam Arangetram (classical Indian dance debut graduation solo performance) of Divya Shreejit Kumar. Please click the button to register. Due to limited seating admission can only be granted to registered invitees. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
Students of both Raina Peterson (mohiniyattam, beginners) and Govind Pillai's (bharatanatyam, advanced) classes will present what they have learnt in term 1, with percussion support on mridangam by Sai-Niveithan Ravichandira.
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Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) presents MAPPING MELBOURNE 2015, a series of multi-artform events across the heart of Melbourne CBD, celebrating independent contemporary artists on the theme of Asia. Thirteen venues across the City of Melbourne including Federation Square, State Library of Victoria and the Immigration Museum will host exhibitions, theatre, music, dance, multi-media, workshops and live art interactions for this Festival.
Karma Dance, in collaboration with Studio J and the Bharatalaya Academy of Music join in a beautiful presentation.
Karma Dance performs at this year's Taste of India Festivall. Indian and Australian artists come together through a tapestry of harmonised voices, orchestral live music and classical and contemporary dance. A feast for the senses.
The event proudly supports The Startlight Children's foundation.
For tickets visit www.tasteofindiadarebin.com
"Sanmaargam" (the good way) - reflects the idea that dance is a journey of personal character development beyond just the movement of hands & legs. It is a journey of the mind, the soul, the heart. As students of the Karma Dance academy perform, each item will showcase a different personal value/principle which the students have learnt about in class and will contemplate as they perform.
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Govind Pillai joins other local dancers on stage in Sydney at Confluence Festival of India in Australia 2016's Gala Event.
The Gala Event commemorates the Festival's inauguration at The Sydney Opera House with an exciting and unique coming together of Australian and Indian performing art forms showcasing their distinct movements, rhythms and inherent similarities.
Sufi gospel music and aboriginal tunes interlace with Jazz rhythms and classical and folk dances exhilarate as their heady beats and energetic leaps culminate in a stimulating climax.
It will be a unique opportunity to see a fusion performance weaving together music and dance from India and Australia. The collaboration focuses on highlighting the unique aspects of each distinct genre while using the universality of the medium of dance and music to create a seamless performance.
Presented by ARD (Australia) Inc and Karma Dance Inc
Live dance, music and film will combine to present a rare & intimate stage production on Classical Indian Dance - an exquisite art form based on the ancient dance sutras of India. Watch this 3000-year-old dance form come to life on stage through gorgeous costumes, intricate hand gestures, enchanting stories, athletic footwork and captivating poses.
Supporting women's empowerment in India.
Skin, sweat, hair, voice, chant, holy water, soul - Karma Dance brings you the raw, the traditional, and the modern direct from a sell-out season in Melbourne.
"This dance show was outstanding; it was poetic, sincere and visually extraordinary. The audience sat completely captivated throughout...." (5 stars, Arts Hub, July 2015)
"I left this show equally as challenged as I was excited and inspired, and this is the true genius of In Plain Sanskrit....." (Peril, July 2015)
Taking a contemporary approach to classical Indian dance, Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai poke at the edges of tradition and kick up the ashes of history as they ask 'what really is tradition?'. Trained in the 3000 year old classical Indian dance traditions of Mohiniyattam and Bharatanatyam - Raina and Govind explore a new dance aesthetic that's best described, in plain Sanskrit.
Fri 17 July 7pm (opening night);
Sat 18 July 7pm; and
Sun 19 July 3pm (with Q&A after the show 4-5pm).
WHERE: Performance Space, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray.
Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre in partnership with Karma Dance Inc. This project is supported through the Maribyrnong City Council Community Grant Program.
Govind Pillai appears in Annalouise Paul's cross-cultural contemporary dance production "Mother Tongue" at Bangarra Theatre in Sydney's Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. Click here for performance timings, information and to get tickets.
Karma Dance along with Melbourne's finest classical Indian dancers and musicians appear in a vibrant production hosted by the Federation of Indian Music & Dance Victoria (FIMDV) Inc.
Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson give UK-based Asif Khan's "Radiant Lines" installation a personal treatment through a site-specific dance performance at the Light in Winter Festival.