Dance Katha Workshop with Dr Anita Ratnam

Workshop for 8 - 13 year olds.

Dance Katha Workshop at Arts Centre Melbourne

This session is open to children and young people between 8 and 13 years of age and engages the participants in kinetic, oral and image building units.

Ratnam brings her extensive vocabulary of Indian classical, folk and meditative movement arts to the workshop along with her oral storytelling techniques. Using folk tales from various cultures, Ratnam uses the South Indian dance tradition of hand gestures (hastas) to develop images of nature, animals and birds and a wide array of everyday objects. The participants are taught how basic emotions can be revealed through facial expressions as well as body stances. Mnemonic syllables are explored as a way to animate the storytelling process.

The 2 hour session illuminates the multiple possibilities for telling and sharing oral and embodied narratives.

With special thanks to Jerry Remkes and Vanessa Pigrum.

Proudly presented in partnership with NIDA Melbourne, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Chunky Move and Arts Centre Melbourne.

Details

25 November 2018

Hamer Hall, Riverside Terrace, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3006

Costs

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$15

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