Abhinaya: The Soul of Classical Indian Dance
with Priyadarshini Govind - All Levels Welcome
Thursday, April 12, 2012, 6-9 p.m.
Lotus Music and Dance Studios, 109 West 27th Street (btwn 6th and 7th Ave.), 8th floor, New York, NY
Cost: $65 (early bird special till March 30th, $75 after March 30th)
Join us as Smt. Priyadarshini Govind guides the class through the intricate artistic process of abhinaya - opening the gates to your personal self-expression. Participants will learn the subtleties in using your facial expressions and body movements to convey a story, an emotion, a character. Ms. Govind is one of India's world-renowned soloist, specializing in abhinaya under 'Padma Bhushan' Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan from the age of nine. Space is limited - this workshop sold out in November 2011. Early Registration is strongly suggested.
Yatho Hasthatatho Drishtihi Yatho Drishtistatho Manaha I
Yahto Manastatho Bhavaha Yatho Bhavastatho Rasaha II
"Where the hands go, the eyes should follow; for where the eyes go the mind goes; where goes the mind there follows the imagination and where the imagination lies, there one will find aesthetic fulfillment and happiness."
About Priyadarshini Govind
Priyadarshini Govind is an incomparable, world-renowned Bharata Natyam dancer who specializes in the delicate art of abhinaya - the art of expression. After initial grooming under Smt. Usha, Priyadarsini specialized in abhinaya under 'Padma Bhushan' Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan from the age of nine. Priyadarsini received advanced training in Bharata Natyam under Guru Swamimalai K. Rajaratnam, exponent of the Vazhvoor School from the age of ten. Ms. Govind has performed at numerous prestigious dance venues and major dance festivals in India and abroad. Tall and slim, this Chennai-based dancer is a delight to watch, the strong lines of her dance brought alive by a quality of abhinaya, nothing short of being in a class of its own. "Dance is such a complete line with visuals, poetry, drama, music… you use your whole body to communicate all of this" says Priyadarsini Govind.
For further information, please visit Priyadarshini Govind's website.