CONNECT - Pre Professional Dance Training Program In Bangalore

CONNECT: Pre Professional Contemporary Dance Training Program In Bangalore

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(Last Updated On: April 21, 2018)

Connect: Pre Professional Contemporary Dance Training Program In Bangalore

We are thrilled to introduce CONNECT – a pre professional contemporary dance training program in Bangalore.

Connect brings talented teachers and artists under one roof to come together and impart unparalleled quality education in dance creating an unprecedented pre professional contemporary dance training program in Bangalore.

The focus lies in the education system and teaching methodology in contemporary dance by giving students exposure not in just the technique, but also by devising ways to develop one’s own unique vocabulary through the medium of contemporary dance.

Connect – the unprecedented pre professional contemporary dance training program in Bangalore – includes lessons in choreography, music appreciation, floor work, flying low technique, release technique, urban dance, somatic practice, art appreciation, dance writing and film.

The course is open for dancers from beginners to intermediate level.

We have opened entries for auditions now. The audition videos can be emailed to info@meeraqi.com. The faculty members will review it and get back to you in 7 working days. Please do attach a letter of intent along with your dance video.

There are two batches for the program:

Weekday batch: Mon to Thurs – 7am to 9am

Weekend batch: Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 2pm.

For more details, call on 9972799969

Who is suitable for Connect – the unprecedented pre professional contemporary dance training program in Bangalore?

1. Dance enthusiasts – you do not need a prior experience in dance but if you do, it would be great.

2. Visual artists, theatre practitioners, writers, musicians or anyone else who wants to explore expression through movement.

3. People who wish to try a new form, without any hesitation. Jump into learning something new, because there’s nothing better than learning and when we learn, we open channels of introspective communication.

4. Film makers and photographer who are specifically inclines towards understanding movement bodies and moving images.

5. Martial artists and fitness experts who would love to find flow and an organic vocabulary with their already equipped bodies.

6. Age group: 16 years to up to any age you feel happy at when you move 🙂

The Lineup Of Top 9 Acclaimed Contemporary Dance Teachers:

Sahiba Singh

Sahiba Singh

Sahiba is a release based contemporary dancer. Heading the dance vertical at Meeraqi which is an arts organisation in Indiranagr Bangalore, Sahiba consistently aims at creative collaborative artistic work with a strong social awareness narrative. In Connect pre professional contemporary dance training program in Bangalore, Sahiba will focus on teaching release technique and choreography creation to the emerging artists and dancers.

Rahul Goswami

Rahul Goswami

Rahul is a performer, teacher and choreographer who has travelled extensively around the globe and is trained under Katie Duck for improvisation, Vangelis and Dabid Zambrano for flying low, Peter Jasko for contemporary technique and many more. He is the founder of integrated dance flow which is his own unique contemporary dance vocabulary. In Connect, he will be teaching improvisation technique along with flying low technique.

Ronita Mookerji

Ronita Mookerji

Ronita is a choreographer/ performer. She has been a guest performer invited by Goethe Institute for a Dance Production in Theatre Bremen, Germany. She was the winner of Best Performance in PECDA 2017 hosted by Prakriti arts foundation and winner of Bench 2017 hosted by Two Faced Dance Company, UK. Sue presented her piece ‘Who?’ during her 7 city tour with the bench in UK. Ronita will be teaching contemporary technique with emphasis on acrobatics and floor work.

Parth Bhardwaj

Parth Bhradwaj

Parth has been a repertoire member of ACMA, Bangalore and the jury winner of PECDA 2017 along with 3 other choreographers. He toured with the park festival in 2017 with his piece. Parth will teach contemporary dance technique in the Connect program.

Prashant More

Prashant More

Prashant is a contemporary dancer who has been touring with Atul Kumar’s latest production Khwaab sa. He also toured at the park festival with Abhilash Nigappa’s piece Architect of Self Destruction at Park Festival in 2017. He also toured with Ronita Mookerji’s piece “Who?” sponsored by Two Faced Dance Company, UK. He also premiered his piece ‘Another Day’ last year in Bangalore. Prashant will be teaching flying low technique in the Connect program.

Anisha Naidu

Anisha Naidu

Anisha is an ex repertoire member of TLDC, Anisha Mankikar Naidu specialists in Core strength and Conditioning. She is the founder of CoMo (Core in Movement) workshops, and is a Guest faculty for Pilates and Core Strength & Conditioning at Terence Lewis Professional Training Institute. Anisha will be teaching Pilates and body conditioning as part of her own technique called CoMo.

Junaid Sharif

Junaid Sharif

Junaid is very widely recognized as an urban dancer. His unique choreographies set him apart from many others. He has a very original flavor in his choreographies and works very closely with musicality. Junaid will be teaching music appreciation along with urban dance in the Connect program.

Atul Kumar

Atul Kumar

Atul is the creative head of LFRD, and has intensively travelled and worked with many choreographers and teachers including Katie Duck, Amsterdam. Atul also presented his Solo work at PECDA, 2017 and toured with Architect of self destruction in Park festival in 2017. Atul will be teaching choreography and contemporary technique in Connect program.

Nakula Somana

Nakula Somana

Nakula is a senior facilitator, choreographer and dance planner based out of Bangalore. He has set up The Kha Foundation which is a trust and the foundation aims at bringing different artists and dancers together to create meaningful art. Nakula is also a senior faculty member at TLDC. Nakula will be a guest faculty in the Connect program. His classes will be master classes exploring various ways to move and question.

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      Hi Smriti
      Thank you for your interest in Connect. There is no eligibility in terms of your dance skill. Just simple consistency and dedication to do the program. We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to speak to us via our official email info@meeraqi.com or call us on 9972799969 for further information.
      Warm regards,
      Team Meeraqi

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      Hi Neha,
      I hope you are asking about the Connect Program. The Connect program is a 4.5 month course that begins in January 8th 2018 and you will graduate in mid May. The course is a certification program purely in contemporary dance. There are 9 teachers for the course:
      Nakula Somana
      Sahiba Singh
      Rahul Goswami
      Atul Kumar
      Junaid Sharif
      Parth Bhardwaj
      Ronita Mookerji
      Prashant More
      Anisha Naidu

      The course will include contemporary technique, passing through, flying low, release technique, contact improvisation, choreography composition, improvisation, urban dance, dance film, dance writing and art appreciation.

      The fee for the program is 40,000 that you can pay in two installments of 20,000 each.
      Thank you for your interest in Connect. There is no eligibility in terms of your dance skill. Just simple consistency and dedication to do the program. We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to speak to us via our official email info@meeraqi.com or call us on 9972799969 for further information.
      Warm regards,
      Team Meeraqi

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  1. Wanted to know more about the ‘CONNECT: Pre Professional Contemporary Dance Training Program’, and since you’ve mentioned in one of the comments that it happened from the month of January ’18 to May ’18, when would it be happening the next time?

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