A contemporary dance workshop

Saturday, 7 May 2016 -
11:00 to 13:00

British Council Bengaluru, in association with Nritarutya presents Contemporary Dance Workshop for children


The workshop will be an introduction to Indian Contemporary dance and Nritarutya's dance language, focusing on technique and performance training. The aim of the workshop is to make children aware of their kinetic intelligence and give them an exposure to the world of dance. Below is the content of the workshop -

  • Warm-up/interactive activities - 20 minutes
  • Conditioning/acrobatics - 20 minutes
  • Basic Indian classical rhythms/folk movements - 20 minutes
  • Contemporary dance Technique - 20 minutes
  • 10 minutes break
  • Dance routine - 30 minutes 

The workshop will also bring children's notice to dance being a significant art discipline, which is structured and helps in a child's holistic development.


The benefits would be:

  • Interactive activities will help the child learn how to work in teams in cohesion 
  • Rhythms aid in increased focus, concentration and alertness 
  • Contemporary dance technique and conditioning enhances child's ability to do acrobatics and enjoy contemporary style of dancing 
  • Fun dance routines to apply and remember the techniques which can also be used later by children in their future performances 

Age Group: 8 - 14 years 

Participation Fee: Rs. 200 per child

No. of seats: 15 

Registration: At the library front desk (pay by cash/card/cheque)

Dress code: Tracks pants and T-shirts

About Nritarutya 

Nritarutya is a professional organisation for development of contemporary dancing in India. Through its work it supports and initiates understanding of new Indian dance expressions arising from its unique urban structures of living, physical (martial, dance & movement) traditions and performing practices. British Council and Nritarutya hosted UK dancer Aakash Odedara’s 'Rising’ in Bangalore at Ravindra Kalakshetra. Nritarutya and Raghu Dixit represented the entire Asian continent and performed at the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations at the Windsor Castle. They have represented the country at 'India Now' festival, organised by the Mayor of London at Trafalgar Square. They have also performed at 'Dance City', New Castle, invited by Gem Arts and Kalapremi and were invited by Milapfest to perform at their festival in Liverpool.


For more information, please contact us at 0120-4569000 / 0120-6684353 or write to purnima.krishna@in.britishcouncil.org


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