Happy Feet

Dance classes by Puneet Jewandah

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An im­mer­sive pro­gramme en­abling stu­dents to en­gage deeply in dance and phys­i­cal theatre, this work­shop em­pha­sises on dance fun­da­men­tals, creative move­ment, body aware­ness and emo­tional ex­pres­sion. It ex­plores el­e­ments of dance like space, time and body. Dance styles like con­tem­po­rary, bal­let, hip-hop and jazz are brought into in­ter­play for de­vel­op­ing tech­nique, strength and flex­i­bil­ity. “Stu­dents are also taught men­tal and phys­i­cal tech­niques for mak­ing the body more con­scious, trans­par­ent and ex­pres­sive,” says Puneet Jewandah, 28, who has been tak­ing such work­shops for chil­dren for the past six years and has trained more than 400 stu­dents by now. She em­pha­sises that the stu­dents learn through play­ing, let­ting go, act­ing on im­pulse, lis­ten­ing, trust­ing them­selves, struc­tured tasks and im­pro­vi­sa­tions. Her part­ner Kritika Sharma elab­o­rates, “The course is de­signed to help chil­dren and adults build an un­der­stand­ing of fun­da­men­tal life skills through phys­i­cal theatre and move­ment. It ad­dresses the con­cepts of space, body, rhythm and ex­pres­sion.” Save the Date April 15 to Oct 8, 2017 Con­tact Vivek High School, Sec­tor 38, Chandi­garh. Tel 9888304846,9988224404 Email theengine­room@hot­mail.co.in

“Be­sides dance, stu­dents are taught men­tal and phys­i­cal tech­niques for mak­ing the body more con­scious, trans­par­ent and ex­pres­sive.” — Puneet Jewandah, dance in­struc­tor

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