Sunday 21 June | 14:00 | €3,-
Read more about Workshop ‘The Nine Moods’ on Friday 19 June, 17:30-19:30
Paromita Kar will be working in CLOUD/Danslab building upon an existing project ‘Vignettes of Sringaar’. In this project she brings contemporary choreographic concepts/compositional methodologies into dialogue with her understanding and training in the classical Indian dances. The piece Vignettes of Sringaar will be created and crafted from the material generated at the workshop and developed over the residency.
Dancers: Paromita Kar, workshop participants
Live music: Mike Anklewicz
Duration: 35 minutes
About Vignettes of Sringaar project
The kernel idea of Vignettes of Sringaar started eight years ago, in 2007, during a Masters-level choreography class with Prof. Holly Small at York University Dance Department, Toronto. The concept of a choreographic study and the development of choreographic vignettes were first introduced to Paromita Kar during this class. In this project she brings contemporary choreographic concepts/compositional methodologies into dialogue with her understanding and training in the classical Indian dances. The residency at CLOUD/Danslab provides Paromita Kar the opportunity to continue the development of this project in dialogue with different genres and in an intercultural context. Additionally, she will collaborate in a contemporary context with composer Mike Anklewicz.
About Nrittanz Dance Theatre – Paromita Kar
Nrittanz is a non-profit South Asian-Canadian dance theatre company invested in the continuum between traditional Indian performing arts and the contemporary stage. The company’s premiere production, Corpus Matris, at the Toronto International Fringe Festival (July 3-14, 2013) marked the Canadian premiere of these unique repertoire pieces of the Debaprasad Das lineage of Odissi dance celebrating subversive female figures from Indian mythology.
Artistic Director Paromita Kar is a Toronto-based independent dance artist. She is a classical Indian Odissi dancer, trained under Odissi maestro Guru Durgacharan Ranbir of Odisha, India. She holds a PhD in Dance Studies from York University, Toronto, and is the first in Canada to complete a doctoral degree in Dance Studies. She is the recipient of the Lawrence Heisey Award (2009), and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Fine Arts Fellowship for Dance (2011-2012). Select performances include Canadian National
Exhibition, Royal Ontario Museum’s Asian Heritage Month initiatives, TD Festival of South Asia, Toronto International Youth Dance Festival, Caf’ Conc Theatre and La Salle Oscar Pearson in Montreal, the Choreography Festival in India, Toronto International Fringe Festival, the Horizon Soloist Series at Sampradaya Theatre, and the Agha Khan Museum with Artist-in-Residence Tehreema Mitha for The Hive. Dr. Kar also professionally practices dances of Central Asian, Romani and Turkish heritages. paromitakar.wix.com/danseuse