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, and the spatial patterns are derived from Indian 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.
Shivaangee Agrawal is teaching with ID for the first time at the invitation of our Communications Assistant, Jay Yule.
Shivaangee Agrawal is a dance artist with a practice in choreography, writing and advocacy. She draws upon her regular training in Bharatanatyam, as well as more experimental practices of movement. She performs regularly and has worked for a range of artists including Janine Harrington, Jo Tyabji, Evie Manning, Sonia Sabri, Seeta Patel, Shane Shambhu and Suba Subramaniam.
Shivaangee has presented work at Blue Elephant Theatre, Southbank Centre, Watermans Theatre, Bloomsbury Festival, Resolution Festival, Next Choreography Festival and Dance Umbrella Croydon. Her work establishes and draws from peer support, rejecting the individualism that we are pushed towards. Since leading the creation of ReRooted Dance Collective, the first group of classical Indian dancers in the UK to develop a methodology for working collaboratively, she has been committed to the creation of kinship in performance landscapes. This year she is supported by The Place as a Choreodrome artist exploring collectivity, rhythm and disorientation.