Classically trained Indian dancer and founder of Sanskruti School of Indian Dance and Music, Shambhavi Desai will lead this outdoor class to teach participants a blend of Indian dance. Join us for an invigorating afternoon appropriate for all age levels. The dance will be a combination of popular folk and light classical dance movements, which will be easy to follow and fun for all. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring water, and shoes are optional during the class. Class duration is one hour and 15 minutes.
This event is free and open to the public; registration is required for event capacity and to ensure social distancing. To register, please visit Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indian-dance-workshop-with-shambhavi-desai-tickets-161131770463.
*A second session will be offered shortly after from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Sanskruti School of Indian Dance and Music was founded in Pittsburgh by the performing artiste, choreographer and artistic director, Guru Smt. Shambhavi Desai. It offers an ongoing comprehensive training for beginner through advanced levels in Bharatanatyam, Lok Nritya (Folk dance), and Hindustani Classical, Semi Classical and Devotional music. Its mission is to groom the students in Indian culture and performing arts, and to support, celebrate and present to a wide range of international audiences the dance and music of India through performances, workshops, educational outreach programs, and formal dance and music instruction. Sanskruti also offers a formal examination for Hindustani classical vocal conducted by the ‘Pandit Jasraj Institute for Music and Research’ after the first two or three years of training.
Sanskruti dance and music programs are influenced by the contemporary cultures of India, by experimenting with different languages, music, and social topics-while retaining the unique Indian essence that defines the Indian Diaspora.