Sway me smooth

Published: 21 November, 2011 09:23 IST | Manami Mallick |

The eighth edition of Winter Dance Festival brings you the combo of Indian and contemporary dance forms in a dynamic style

The eighth edition of Winter Dance Festival brings you the combo of Indian and contemporary dance forms in a dynamic style

If you want to ignite your passion for dance by exploring a myriad of dance forms simultaneously, here's a golden opportunity for you in the form of a workshop conducted by Liz Lea.

Liz, who has specialised in  contemporary and classical Indian dance and martial dance, will run a six day workshop which would result in a creative mishmash of the  forms.

"I love merging the beauty of the three dance forms. It's interesting to see how expressive your movements can become using different dance forms," says Liz.
Born in Sydney, her choreography is highly inspired by the Australian history, travelling and nature, though her themes cover a wide spectrum. She began her career in 1998 and has received several dance awards.
Trained in Sydney and London, she now lives between the two cities, travelling and teaching internationally. She is the Associate Director at Liz Lea & Company in Australia.

She has performed and held workshop in India several times before. Currently Liz is working on a dance project with Mallika Sarabhai, inspired by Bharat- natyam, which she has incorporated into her choreography. "I don't think everyone can do the fusion easily but I would still encourage them to participate in the workshop.

However they have to be formally trained in some dance form to take part in the workshop," reveals Liz. The workshop will start with a warm up session moving on to stretching and eventually creating movements and demonstrating them at the end of the session.

"The workshop is for two hours, I don't have the luxury of taking theory classes. We will just dance," explains Liz. So if you want to witness  Bharatnatyam combined with martial arts narrating the Australian saga and adventure on road, it's time you put on your dancing shoes.

ON November 21 to 26, 7 pm to 9 pm
AT Just Dance, No 55, Above ICICI Bank, Coles Road
CALL 25479745
FOR: Rs 1,500

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