november, 2020

This is a repeating event

30nov2:30 pm3:30 pmTechnique in Contemporary and Indian Dance - Dancewith Roger Sinha

Event Details

Ages: 12 – 17 (Grade 7 – 11)
Part 1 / Monday November 30, 2020 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Part 2 / Monday December 7, 2020 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Description: In Roger Sinha‘s contemporary dance technique class participants will develop a greater sense of precision and rhythm by working with the detailed movements of the fingers and hands found in Indian dance. This will be combined with contemporary technique, which focuses on movements of the torso, hips, as well as leg extensions, leaps, and spins. The Indian technique focuses on the mudras (precise gestures with the fingers and hands). Participants will be guided through choreographic phrases and techniques that will allow them to create their own movements. Elements of Bollywood will also be incorporated.

Materials: Enough space for each participant to be able to spread his/her arms out and lie on the floor.

Artist Bio: Roger Sinha is a charismatic choreographer and dancer, and the artistic director of Sinha Danse. Recognized as one of Canada’s contemporary dance pioneers inspired by non-western cultural practices, he has received numerous prestigious awards. Born in London, of Indian and Armenian parents, his mixed heritage and experiences with racism became central themes in his choreography.

QEP Competencies

CCC: Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies
Dance: Creates dance, Performs dance, Appreciates dance
Physical Education: Performs movement skills in different physical activity settings
Cultural Geography: Interprets the dynamics of a cultural area


(Monday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST


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