CONTEMPORARY & MODERN DANCE

WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY DANCE ?

Contemporary Dance can be conceived as a new way of thinking about dance today, a form of expression through movement that processes memory, experience and imagination.

Contemporary dance engages with daily concerns, issues and experiences and offers immense possibilities of integrating technology in dance. Many of the best contemporary dance performances are a spectacle of light, sound, digital arts and movement, unleashing creativity to its zenith. It goes beyond the narrative form of expression and becomes a total sensorial experience for the audience, a visual poetry of sorts.

Internationally, contemporary dance is the fastest growing art form in countries like the UK. In India too, it is a niche form of expression that is finding an increasing number of patrons and audiences.

contemporary dance in india…

Contemporary Dance in India has a relatively short history. Since the perception of ‘modern’ or ‘contemporary’ can vary from dancer to dancer, this dance form cannot be defined as easily as the classical dance styles of India. It is also not codified in a detailed manner, as are the classical styles. With growing interaction between dance practitioners all over the country and the world, and awareness of important contemporary issues, many classical dancers have also stepped into the realm of contemporary dance through exploration of one or many dance styles. Often martial arts such as Kalaraipayattu of Kerala and Chhau of eastern India are incorporated into dance choreography, lending greater vigour and variety to the artistic expression

In this category we will teach:

  • Indian contemporary including floor work
  • Basic of jazz contemporary
  • Moves