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Creative Movement
Hrishikesh Pawar

PUNE17 Jan 2013 to 18 Jan 2013

Venue Cultural Pavilion, Deccan College Ground, Deccan College Road, Yerawada
Opening Time2:30 PM
Entry All are welcome. Limited seats.
Contemporary dance workshop by Hrishikesh Pawar

If you like the dynamic, the integrated and the spectacular, this is the stop for you. The eclectic Hrishikesh Pawar, artistic director of the Centre of Contemporary Dance will take you through a creative process of merging all your senses and evolving movement. A vocabulary that ranges from Kathak to Ballet to Modern, the workshop will sensitize and thus enrich your understanding of art and the related aesthetics associated with it. Driven by some of the best tracks in world music, you will see the limitless reach of the arts, specifically movement.

As artists believe that the 'essence of dance is joy and therefore dance can bring about change...'

The workshops will be conducted as a two-part series.

Series I - Creative movement workshop for children

Creative movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Creative movement uses body actions to: communicate an image (the wind), communicate an idea (a journey) or communicate a feeling (strength). Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them, and each other. Creative movement is a way for children to know themselves and to see connections with the rest of the world. This is a way for them to understand themselves and their relationship with the world.

Series II - Contemporary Dance theatre workshop for adults

The objective of this series is to encourage participants to understand and listen to one's body and develop novel sensibilities evolving in the realm of movement art and performance. Participants will be exposed to elementary movement technique and will be encouraged to develop distinct, individual specific movements. The training will aim to explore one's body and facilitate body mind expressions .The module will focus on techniques of ballet and ballet theater and draw references from modern, post-modern, contemporary and Indian classical Kathak.

The course will primarily involve movement exercises and experiential learning. To create a context for participants there would be emphasis on history and evolution of movement and contemporary dance.

Information about the artist

Hrishikesh began dancing at the age of nine. He studied with Pandita Rohini Bhate, later studied with Guru Sharadhini Gole and is presently studying with Guru Amala Shekhar. He began his stage career at the age of 11, when he was cast in a school annual day. Following later studies in contemporary dance at Palucca Hochschule fuer Tanz, Dresden, Germany. This exposure helped him create his teaching methodology and he began presenting solo performances of his work in 2000.

He has been constantly working to create a platform for contemporary dance theatre in India. Hrishikesh is presently the artistic director of the Centre of Contemporary Dance.

Choreographies -

  • Liebe und Leben
  • To Simply Be!
  • The Parched Foot
  • The 4 walls of Parel
  • Dancing Heads
  • To Fly High
  • In Transition
  • In the O World

Community Projects

  • Love in Dark Times
  • Dancing Heads
  • Dance for Parkinson's Disease

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHrishikeshPawar 
Website: www.hrishikeshpawar.com/