Contemporary Dance MasterclassContemporary Dance Masterclass

with Raghav Handa

Feldenkrais Movement WorkshopsFeldenkrais Movement Workshops

with Margaret Kaye

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Feldenkrais movement workshops with Margaret Kaye

A great way to end the week! 
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When: Fridays, 7:45am - 8:45am (Courses run throughout the year)
Where: Studio 335, Webster Building, UNSW Kensington 

Connect with your body through these meditative body awareness classes. Learn how to move with ease, by paying attention to how you can make movement easy and pleasurable. A series of comfortable movements that gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity. Classes are in the morning so you will feel refreshed, with a dynamic start to the day.

 has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method of Movement for over 20 years. Margaret is a certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, Assistant Trainer, and member of the Australian Feldenkrais Guild. She graduated from the Melbourne Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in 1991, and has run an active practice since then.

Margaret has conducted lessons at the National Institute for Dramatic Arts (NIDA), the Bell Shakespeare Company, and for Wesley Institute tertiary dance students. She is currently teaching at the Actors College of Theatre and Television (ACTT) and the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art and the Australian Institute of Music.

Contemporary Dance Masterclass with Raghav Handa

When: Mondays, Week 4 - Week 11, Semester 2 2016 (exlcuding the mid semester break)
Time: Monday, 2:00- 3:30pm
Where: Studio 332/335, Webster Building, UNSW Kensington

Cost: $40 for the eight week series or $10 per class
Bookings: Email with your name, student number, contact details (phone and email), and the dates you will attend. Payment is required prior to attending. 

About Raghav's Masterclass

In this masterclass, the participants will explore the Kathak’s strong symmetrical arrangements - circular reflecting nurturing/female tendencies and linear destructive/male tendencies - Kathak naturally reflects conflict and duality. The participants will investigate the relationship between circular and linear movement patterns and explore how starting with one, you can arrive at the other. Layering it with a tension between two sometimes contradictory impulses: stillness and extreme speed.

Exploring the contemporary compositional opportunities of Kathak “3 + 4 = 7 beats” rhythm – by assigning circular moves to 3 beats & linear to 4, they will explore various combinations of 7 beats so linear can evolve out of circular and vice versa.

Raghav Handa

RAGHAV HANDA is an Australian choreographer and performer of Indian heritage with training in modern and Indigenous contemporary dance. As a choreographer, his contemporary language explores the circular and linear contemporary movement patterns using dynamic rhythmic structures of traditional Kathak dance accentuated by an overlay of speed and precision

In 2012, he choreographed KumKum, which premiered at PACT in Sydney and explored time manipulation using rhythmical movement patterns. In 2014 and 2015, he choreographed and performed Tukre’, which examined the influence of Raghav’s artisan ancestors on his movement and art form, at Dancehouse in Melbourne for the Next Wave Festival, at Metro Arts in Brisbane and at the Parramatta Riverside Theatre as part of Dance Bites program by FORM dance. In 2016, he choreographed and performed Mens Rea (Latin “Intent”) explores the concept of “shape-shifting” – the ability to change your body into a new character or being, at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Cairns, the Judith Wright Theatre in Brisbane and the Rich Mix Theatre in London.

In addition to performing Mens Rea, Raghav is currently developing his first ensemble work, The Cantonment Act, following support from a Strut Dance SEED residency in Perth. Over the last four years his choreographic practice has been principally supported by: The Australia Council for the Arts, Arts NSW, Melbourne Next Wave Festival, The University of New South Wales, the Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns and Critical Path Sydney. As a performer, he has collaborated and toured throughout Australia and internationally with many of Australia’s leading Indigenous and non-indigenous choreographers (including Marilyn Miller, Vicki van Hout, Sue Healey and Martin Del Amo).