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Artist-led workshop exploring connections between dance and storytelling

In this workshop, we will explore the two key elements of Indian classical dance, embodied rhythm and embodied storytelling. It will be led by Himadri Madan, an Indian classical dance practitioner whose practice is based on looking at South Asian classical dance through a contemporary lens.

This workshop will invite you to delve into the art of telling stories through movement and building on narratives. Also, through different activities and tasks, we will approach various modes of embodying rhythmic patterns and play with them to co-create movement choreography.

The workshop will be interactive and collaborative and open to everyone who enjoys telling stories and sharing experiences.

About the artist

Himadri Madan is a performer, choreographer and dance educator with training in Bharatnatyam and Kathak along with Bollywood. Her choreographic practice is situated in creating socially and politically relevant work through the vocabulary of Indian classical dance.

She graduated with an MFA in choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on Leverhulme Trust Scholarship and BA in Choreography from Bangalore University, India. She is currently the co-director of Agnya Movement- a Kathak and Choreography division of Theiya Arts.

As a choreographer in the UK, her work includes The Ticking Clock, created through the support of The Work Room and National Theatre of Scotland through their residencies and presented at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2022; ‘Still, I rise’ in collaboration with Anahata Band and Theiya Arts at Glasgow Mela 2021; and the ‘Story, I see’ webcast series in collaboration with the Centre of Biomedicine, Self and Society, the University of Edinburgh, at Being Human Festival 2021.

She has also been a visiting lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and was an assistant choreographer for Sweeney Todd, in their musical theatre department.

Image credit: Himadri Madan.

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