workshop at Geneva
After a very successful
presentation of Danses du Monde, organized by Aeka Academy in Geneva, we
had the pleasure of participating in a two day Bharatanatyam workshop with
Anita Shanmuganathan. It was so inspiring for all of us present there and
it was a real eye-opener for us. We were 15 students in all and we really
enjoyed both the days.
dancing, Anita had a very special way of explaining the dance to us. The
way she explained the 'margam' comparing it to visiting a temple was so
beautiful. Anita taught us adavus and variations of the adavus. We got
to learn the 'mudras.' On the first day afternoon, we even learnt a folk
dance from Orissa. Wonderful! On the second day, we caught a glimpse of
expressions in Bharatanatyam. We learnt a wonderful bhajan, the love of
Krishna and Radha.
We thank Aparna
Raghavan of Aeka Academy for organizing this workshop where we follow her
courses, and Rafaela Tanner of Dancing Time Studio to have hosted this
workshop in her wonderful dance studio. We look forward to more of these
workshops in Geneva.