Classical Intensive

We are elated to announce our very first Classical Intensive! We have curated a bespoke 5-day programme with Akram and Mavin Khoo, inviting highly trained Indian classical dancers (Kathak and Bharatanatyam) who have a particular interest in developing classical choreography with a contemporary sensibility.

"I have always believed that Indian classical dance has the ability to free the past from its shackles, which would allow the ‘past’ to then transform into ‘myth’."

Akram

Participants will have a unique opportunity to explore classical excerpts from Akram Khan Company repertoire. Akram himself will be leading the Kathak repertory, whilst the Bharatanatyam will be led by Mavin Khoo. Both workshop sessions will be accompanied by international live musicians.

At the end of each day, a Dialogue Session will gather both teams (Kathak & Bharatanatyam) together to discuss and expand on themes relating to contemporary approaches of tradition, classicism and myths as embodied tools to carry on heritage and legacy.

This intensive is open to 15 Bharatanatyam dancers and 15 Kathak dancers of professional experience. Participants will be selected through an application process (video link and CV will be required).


 

Application procedure

Fill in the Google Form for dancersHERE. The deadline for applications is Monday 3 June 2019. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Read our Terms & Conditions HERE.

Selection

Participants will be notified of the selection by email on Monday 17 June 2019.

Fee

AKC Classical Intensive fee is £350.

Key Dates

Friday 26 April | Start online application

Monday 3 June | Deadline to send in applications

Monday 17 June | Notification by email of the applicant’s results

Monday 19 August | Payment should be received to confirm participation

Monday 18 to Friday 22 November | Classical Intensive programme


 

Opportunity for Indian Classical choreographers

We would like to invite six practicing choreographers to take part in the programme as observers. Choreographers will also be selected through an application process (letter of interest, CV, video link will be required). The programme will be free of charge and choreographers will have to cover for their own expenses.

Application procedure

Fill in the Google Form for choreographers HERE. The deadline for applications is Monday 3 June 2019. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Read our Terms & Conditions HERE.

Selection

Participants will be notified of the selection by email on Monday 17 June 2019.


 

Programme

The exact schedule will be communicated closer to the date.

0930 – 1100 | Class

1115 – 1300 | Rep workshop

1300 – 1400 | Lunch break

1400 – 1615 | Rep workshop

1630 – 1800 | Music workshop/Abhinaya

1830 – 2000 | Dialogue Session

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