Lavni Workshop by Shakuntalabai Nagarkar

Lavani is a graceful and powerful art form of Maharashtra. Like many other regional arts, it has undergone a multiple changes over years. Yet, it has retained its essence which is direct connection with the audience and unabashed expression of sensuality. 



Lavani has a vast repertoire which covers a broader range of performance styles based on their rhythm, rasa, and themes. However, films invariably used lavani only in their 'item number' sequences. Most of us have therefore seen lavani, only as a titillating dance form. The beauty and nuanced artistry of traditional lavani has not reached us.

We propose to give an insight into this art form through our workshop. Participants get to learn it under the guidance of Shakuntalabai Nagarkar, a veteran lavani artist. They also get an opportunity to spend time and chat with her and get a glimpse into the world of Sangeet Bari.

Who can register - Anyone above the age of 18 is eligible

Saturday 3rdFebruary, 2018
11:00 – 11:30 am Registration
11:30 – 12:00 am Introduction & Warm up
12:30 – 01:30 pm Lavani choreography
01:30 – 02:00 pm Lunch Break
02:00- 04:00 pm Lavani choreography
04:00- 05:30 pmTheory & Discussion
5:30 - 6:00 pm Tea, Revision, Discussion, Query Solving
07:00- 08:30 pm Film Screening, Q & A

Sunday 4thFebruary, 2018
10: 00 - 01: 00 pm Elements of Lavani – a session on other aspects/ types of lavani with demo & practical training. Participants are encouraged to incorporate these aspects in the lavani that is being choreographed
01:00 – 02:00 pm Lunch Break
02:00 – 04:30 pm Rehearsal
04:30 – 05:30 pm Getting ready
07:00 – 08:15 pm Behind the adorned Veil (Participants performance & Sharing 10-15 min + Mini show 50 min)

For details & registrations please call 9483985437

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