Please note classes this week will take place at Pembroke House, Upper and Lower Halls due to Siobhan Davies Studio’s Research Studio being closed for repairs.
Through rhythmic patterns, footwork and sound-making, we will delve into the experience of moving collectively and the relational states that arise between us as a result. The class will begin with introductions to specific rhythmic frameworks and move into improvisational scores, with a close attention paid to the experience of moving together as a group.
Though the rhythmic underpinning to these improvisations is derived from Bharatanatyam (a South Indian classical dance form), and the spatial patterns are derived from folk dance, this class will be moving beyond form to explore how rhythm can map the disorientation and orientation that arises from being in collectivity. This class is open to movers of all kinds who are committed to the experience of learning and moving together.
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep admin manageable for our small team, we don’t offer refunds if you cancel or can’t attend a class, and we can’t transfer your booking to a different class/event. We hope this is understandable. If a class is cancelled or changed by ID however, we do offer refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
Shivaangee Agrawal is a choreographer and researcher drawing upon long-standing training in Bharatanatyam, as well as more experimental practices of movement and performance. Their approach asks us to stay with our multiplicities (physically, socially, relationally, autobiographically, systemically) and is invested in unsettling preconceived notions or assumptions about what a recognisably ‘Indian’ aesthetic is.
Shivaangee’s movement practice classical in its underscoring by rhythmic patterns that are mathematical, complex & unpredictable; folk in its relational specificity, non-elitist physical demands and grounding in a collective experience and experimental in its investigation of different forms of virtuosity and breadth of what dance can connote.
Shivaangee has worked for a range of choreographers/directors, including J N Harrington, Jo Tyabji, Evie Manning, Sonia Sabri, Seeta Patel, Shane Shambhu and Suba Subramaniam and received ACE Project Grant & DYCP funding multiple times. Their work has been staged at Southbank Centre, Watermans Theatre, Blue Elephant Theatre, Kala Sangam, Bloomsbury Festival, Next Choreography Festival & Dance Umbrella Croydon.