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Sat, 11 Mar



Contemporary Dance Technique Workshop - Anand Dhanakoti

Join us on the 11th & 12th March for a contemporary dance technique workshop. Facilitator: Anand Dhanakoti [India - Germany] Learning Objective: Flying Low & Passing Through technique. Pricing: Rs 1,000/- for both days. For Registration, +918553603359 +919535539444 - Kalagrantha - The Art Hub

Contemporary Dance Technique Workshop - Anand Dhanakoti
Contemporary Dance Technique Workshop - Anand Dhanakoti

Time & Location

11 Mar 2023, 5:00 pm IST – 12 Mar 2023, 12:00 pm IST

Bengaluru, Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy, Havanur Layout, Nagasandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560073, India

About the event

Contemporary Dance Workshop.

March 11th [5pm - 7pm] & 12th [10am - 12pm]

Pricing: Rs 1,000/- for both days.

Facilitator: Anand Dhanakoti [India - Germany]

Workshop Objective: Flying Low & Passing Through technique.

About the facilitator: Anand Dhanakoti, was born in Bangalore, India. Graduated from CDSH-Contemporary Dance School Hamburg. He is a Inlaks scholar and an Eurasia dancer currently working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Germany. 

Anand has worked with various choreographers like Matej Kejzar, Abhilash Ningappa, Jonny Lloyd, Suse Tietjen and Ursina Tossi.

He has worked with Adam Linder as an assistant choreographer and with David Zambrano(Founder of flying Low Technique)

Anand's choreographies include:

  • Thuli, which was performed at the Bremen Theatre.
  • Immer, a solo that was performed at the Gdanski Festival Tanca in Poland.
  • Kntsugi, a duet in collaboration with Asha Ponikiewska, which was performed at the A FoCoCo III Festival in Bangalore, India, and Japan.
  • A piece for the Rangayana Theatre Group, which was shown at various festivals and dealt with farmers' suicide.
  • “Tamil Friend meet -Japanese Friend”, performed in Brussels.
  • Directed and danced in “Yali” a dance film about the Dalit culture of India. 

He has taught workshops at NGOs, slums, indigenous Indian areas, Japan, Bangladesh, Germany and Belgium. 

Anand represented India four times at the Nonviolent Communication Conferences in Germany and at the Peace Conference in Japan. 

About the techniques:

FLYING LOW : This focus mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor. The class utilizes movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the centre and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centered state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help improve the dancer’s physical perception and alertness.

Includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion.

When one is moving, the whole room is moving with one. The image of the body constantly spiralling, whether running dancing, walking dancing or standing dancing is the main practice during the whole improvisation Working with spirals helps the dancers go into the floor and out of the floor with ease, and also helps the dancers to see themselves and the room from all sides. The spirals propel the class all over the room, both on the ground and upright. This is the flying low technique.

PASSING THROUGH : In the making of movement compositions, focuses on creating and developing the dynamics for complex systems to present leadership in the form of a group web. In science, cells do not need a protein leader to create life. Neither does the brain need one protein leader to create a thought. With this in mind, thinks that movement needs no leader in creation.

The “passing through” takes through various exercises to manifest that same philosophy. The group will create dynamics that will be flexible, complex, getting the group to fit tight together, yet always keeping doors open for the unexpected. The group moves constantly, transforming the environment of the dance. After taking part in the “passing through” the student will learn to instantly connect with their environment and become more spontaneous in the making of choices as an improviser, choreographer or dancing in someone else’s work.

For Registrations,



- Kalagrantha - The Art Hub

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