Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26
3:00 - 4:00PM EDT
The 4 week-long workshop will be sequential in nature, with each session building on another. That being said, there will be space for new participants as well, so that newer participants can be seamlessly made part of the project. Bharatanatyam has in it codified an array of emotions, called “rasas”. The nine rasas (Navarasa) include love, laughter, sorrow, anger, courage, fear, disgust, wonder, and peace. While Bharatanatyam is a form rooted in tradition, the emotions laid out are relevant even today, and perhaps more so. In this project, I will work with participants and their caregivers to explore the emotions they feel throughout the course of their days the vocabulary of the Navarasas and Bharatanatyam.
Provided upon registration
Sloka Iyengar is a dancer and scientist, with a deep conviction that science and arts can alleviate suffering. Her passions lie in the power of science to change the world for its most vulnerable populations, and the importance of communication to effect that change. She practices Bharatanatyam, a traditional Indian dance that has a rich vocabulary of narration, storytelling, percussive movements, and elaborate vocabulary of hand gestures, movements, and rhythmic sequences. As a scientist, Sloka is also interested in the convergence between the arts and the sciences.