What are the root philosophies of American Modern Dance? How were they a response to the times and to New York?
What ideas of dance aesthetic and technique did they move away from, and what defining character and technique did they develop?
How did they create an interdisciplinary way of working across the arts?
What is the legacy? What continues, what ruptures (Postmodern Dance)?
Can we think of similar dance movements in India that we could call Modern in our context?

Ranjita Karlekar, modern dance teacher and choreographer for over three decades, takes us through these questions through an open-ended discussion process, illustrated with archive videos, articles, photographs, demonstrations, and movement exercises.

Dates: 3 and 4 June 2019 (Monday and Tuesday)
Time: 5 to 7pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, Library (Park Mansions, Gate 4, 57A, Park St, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016, India)

Participation by registration only.
Fees: Both days: Rs. 500/- / One day: Rs. 300/-
Discounts available for dance students and previous Preludes participants.Rs. 500/- (includes both sessions)
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About the facilitator
Trained in bharatnatyam, kathakali and modern dance, Ranjita Karlekar is a teacher of modern dance, ballet and jazz, and a resource person at two community programmes. During her postgraduate studies in Dance Ethnology at UCLA, she also trained in west African and jazz dance. She has extensive experience in producing dance and theatre performances as well as dance and music festivals, and choreographing for schools, universities and professional companies. She is Network Chair for Research and Documentation of the West Bengal chapter of the World Dance Alliance, India.