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Jembe summer workshop By jembe Ashok

This workshop is to enable everyone to learn to play the Jembe – an african drum and use that as a medium to find the joy of playing together. This will be a 16 session workshop for 2 hours each, held on the weekends in May and June 2014. No prior musical background is necessary. And  jembe’s would be provided for those who don’t have them.
Date: May – June 2014 (8 Weekends – starting from 10th May)

Time:9-30 am To 11-30am

Participants: 15 max.
Cost: Rs. 8000 for the entire course
Location: Jain college ,Jayanagar ,Bangalore.
Age Group:12 Above.
Contact: Ashok – 9980 344 788 or Amit – 9739 268 197



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We are on a sabbatical

ImageChange being the only constant, NaVaRaSa – Koramangala – Bangalore is undergoing a change to accommodate to the changing scenario. There are currently no activities on at NaVaRaSa at its Koramangala venue. 

Having said that, we will continue to keep this online forum alive alongside Facebook, etc to support our off-Koramangala studio and off-Bangalore activities.

We will also continue to give you regular updates of what our past and present partners and teachers are upto.

Thank you for your continued support!!

Wishing all of you a whole lot of music, dance, and Art in your lives!!

- Shridevi

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Recycled Art workshop at NaVaRaSa, Koramangala


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Navaratri hand painting Mela @ NaVaRaSa, Koramangala

The Products exhibited will include saris, dupattas, Kurtas, Wall painting, Lamps, etc. Customers can place orders for the same with the artist. Products will be exhibited the entire 2 days on 13th and 14th. Interaction with the artist will be from 3-5 pm only. About the artist – http://navarasa.co.in/partners/priti-shanbhag/

The demo class will be from 3-5 pm walk-ins for a period of half an hour for each person. This is to get an idea of what it entails. This is open for all, free entry. However an RSVP to navarasa.mail@gmail.com will help ensure we plan the material required better. Also can join the event at Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/events/279087715541436/

The first workshop is planned for the Dussehra week in Warli painting. Registrations for these can be done on 13th or 14th by paying a token amount of min Rs. 1000/- (Payable by cash/cheque/bank transfer)

Dates and timings -
Oct 17,18,19,22,23. 3-5 pm (Total 10 hours)
Batch 2:
Oct 20, 21, 27, 28, 3-5.30 pm (Total 10 hours)

Participants will get to learn a full book of warli figures , objects, vegetation, animals and 2 compositions (one taught by the artist and the other to be created by the student with guidance). All material is provided by us. 
By the end of the workshop you take home:
1 painting a canvas board of size 12″×12 “
1 cloth runner

Cost of Workshop including material – Rs. 3900/- (An introductory price, pls note)

Age group – Above 10 yrs (Combined for all participants above 10 yrs)

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Expandance – What the participants had to say…

“I am feeling extremely lighter and at peace. Kind of I have let go of some blockages inside me. I have never done this exercise before, which I enjoyed now. I had questions in my mind as to how this will help me. But now I have no questions, happy to experience this peace. I felt really Nice and peaceful” – Sharvari, (non-dancer, mom of our regular theatre patron child)

“I never expected I will have so much fun. I am really thrilled to be part of this institute as well as workshop” – Shashank (Dancer who traveled from Mangalore over the weekend for the workshop)

“It was the first time ever that I’ve had a chance to attend a movement workshop. Found it very interesting and something to think about for maybe all of life. Had an amazing time!! Thanks Rachel and Shridevi!” – Ashwini (Dancer with NaVaRaSa and software professional)

“I found the workshop really refreshing. I came in thinking that it is all going to be about techniques and dance steps. But realised that to do all that, first you should learn to connect with your core self and body. That is when you can dance. Dance is about enjoying yourself:)” – Arpita (Dancer of multiple genres with NaVaRaSa and software professional)

“Getting lost in the movement is such a brilliant feeling”- Anna (Egyptian dance trainer and dancer at NaVaRaSa)

“I really liked the workshop because it helped me to come out of my worries and tensions. I can feel a light within myself and will be hoping to feel it forever. I am feeling like I am weightless and seems like I am full of hapiness and calm” – Niharika (Dancer of multiple genres with NaVaRaSa and working professional)

“As someone who was not part of the workshop group but an observer, it was amazing to watch the different energies come together into one wave of energy. It was also beautiful to watch inhibitions being shed as the group transformed into slightly hesitant to completely connected” – Rimona (Advertising professional who was instrumental in getting Rachel to conduct the workshop)

“It was a pleasure to teach at NaVaRaSa. Shridevi was so welcoming and the students were totally open to learning, participating fully, engaging and supporting each other. As a facilitator it was lovely to feel so welcome and taken in. Thank you everyone for your willingness to dive into unchartered waters and for your sweetness” – Rachel Wynne (Artistic director at expandance, Brooklyn, New York – http://www.expandance.com)


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