Every BODY has a Story: Exploring Movement in Asia
Through performances and movement workshops, explore how gesture is used to tell stories and describe the world around us. Attend an interactive Balinese dance workshop with members from Gamelan Dharma Swara and participate in a kid-friendly yoga class. And, don't miss Shraddha Nagaraj, a young, talented dancer of Bharata Natyam who presents a special performance. Pre-Registration is required for the Yoga Workshop and the Gamelan Dharma Swara Demo & Workshop. Space is extremely limited. If you wish to attend one of two workshops with limited space, please pre-register and send an e-mail to [email protected] by letting us know which workshop you will attend. To Pre-Register please visit http://tickets.asiasociety.org, here you will be charged Museum Admission and registered for the day's events. Shraddha Nagaraj performing Bharata Natyam: 2:00 PM (Auditorium) Bharata Natyam is one of the oldest dance forms in India. Don't miss this special performance by Shraddha Nagaraj, a 12 year old prodigy who began learning dance when she was three and a half years old and has since won prestigious awards in India for both dance and music. Truly a phenomenon for her age, Shraddha is also actively involved in choreographing her own dance sequences. Yoga Workshop: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (8th floor) Appropriate for children 4-11 years old If you thought Yoga was just the name of a bear, think again! Join us in exploring the benefits of this ancient Indian practice in a child friendly yoga class lead by instructor Ola Ahmad May. Participants will enjoy learning relaxing breathing exercises and basic yoga positions. Gamelan Dharma Swara: Demo and Workshop: 1:00 PM- 1:45 PM (8th floor) Appropriate for children 5-11 years old Explore how Indonesian dancers use gesture to tell stories! Master Balinese artists from NYC based Gamelan Dharma Swara conduct an interactive dance workshop that includes a demonstration. Create a flexible figurine! Ongoing Activity: 12:00 PM- 3:00PM (8th floor) Appropriate for children of all ages Using beads and pipe cleaners create a delightful figure that moves in playful and inspiring ways.