Ranan presents workshop
Walking Tall
Dec 1 - 26, 2017 Kolkata
Apply by 25 Nov 2017

A workshop exploring body and spatial awareness, rhythm and movement
Facilitated by dancer-choreographer-director, Vikram Iyengar

Ever wondered what makes a performer compelling to watch? How they can stand still, holding the space, holding the gaze of audience? How that suspended moment can be simultaneously calm and full of energy? And how the smallest physical movement can shift space palpably and change our experience of time?
Explore all this and more in this workshop facilitated by dancer, choreographer and theatre director, Vikram Iyengar.

The body is the primary instrument of expression for any performer, and his or her unique personal identity.
Train it
Tune it
Open it up
To an acute awareness of itself, and the energy, space and time it inhabits, commands, creates and changes.

This workshop focuses on breaking down the simple acts of standing, sitting, walking, turning, looking, and gesturing, to develop and experience
an internal physical perception of movement and stillness,
an understanding of individual and collective energies,
a relationship between the architecture/geometry of the body and the architecture/geometry of the surrounding space,
a feel for performative pace and rhythm

The training methodology draws from my own extensive work with Kathak dancers and the Kathak-informed body over the last two decades, somatic practices from my on-going work with contemporary dancer Preethi Athreya, and workshop exercises developed by Italian performance maker Firenza Guidi.
You can read more about my work here: www.vikramiyengar.in 

The workshop module spans 8 sessions of 2 hours each over 4 weeks.

Dates: Every Tuesday and Friday between 1 and 26 December 2017
Time:  6.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue: The Ranan Workspace (Ground Floor, 8 Sultan Alam Road, Calcutta 33. Near Rabindra Sarobar Metro)
Fees: Rs. 4,000
All fees must be paid in advance by cash, cheque or bank transfer. Receipts will be given. Fees are non-refundable once the workshop begins.

Limited places. To sign up and receive more information, please email iyengar.vikram@gmail.com with a brief description of your own background. Places will be confirmed on payment of the workshop fees.

DEADLINE (subject to places being available): 25 November 2017