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November Contemporary Month

November 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - November 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

| Rs5500

November 2017

Contemporary Month at LshVa

OPEN TO Movers & Dancers (can be of any form)


Nakula Somana’s Session: 5th November- 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM; 6th to 9th November – 11:00 to 12:30 PM

Mihir Grover’s Session: 11th, 13th & 14th November – 7:30 to 9:00 PM; 12th November – 9:00 to 10:30 AM

Abhilash Ningappa: 20th to 24th November – 7:30 to 9:00 PM


Entire Workshop: Rs.5500/-
Single workshop by one teacher: Rs.2500/- (For Nakula’s & Abhilash’s workshop)
Single workshop by Mihir: Rs.2000/- Workshop by two teachers: Rs.4000/-
Drop-ins: Rs.600/-


LshVa Studios, Koramangala


Nakula’s Workshop

A beginning warm up that uses mobility exercises on the floor followed by tasks that move across the floor influenced by Kalaripayattu.

Flocking , shifts and small duets that are fluid and easy to engage with could make up the mid section of the class. We will add dynamics with falls, sweeps, scanning and gestures.

Mihir’s Workshop

The class teaches the Contemporary form focusing largely on floor work and also the using of space. It is a combination of technique and choreography, working primarily with the principles of weight shift, using the core and momentum.The class promises to be informative and dynamic keeping the energy levels high.

Abhilash’s Workshop

His Workshop is focused on Improvisation working on fundamentals like breath, speed and energy, involving the core structure of the body influenced by different methods of Kalaripayattu and other martial arts combined, focusing mainly on dancers relationship with the space and the people around.

The practice is about identifying our way of expressing into certain situations like a moment of confrontation, dealing ,accepting and mainly reacting. Inventing a score to create an incident and let the body react and mind follows and other way around. Using senses to provoke emotions created through incidents. Identifying the space filled with accumulated information through movement and research.

We experience reaction through various tasks and scores, to disengage mind from body and observing the reaction of body, recollecting or replaying the incident and to identify it with a new perspective, the new is nothing but a combination of various memories played in different time and space which is changing and passing every moment. Bringing feeling and letting the body occupy and transfer, letting it pass in order to give space for the next incident. Running from incident to incident, going through different emotional state, identifying the presence and absence, and identifying the state of mind and body through these different emotional state.

Ideal For:

The work will be for an intermediate/ elementary and advanced level dancer. It is better suited for those who have done some basic contemporary training already or are movers from fields like- yoga, sports, classical dance, fitness, physical theatre and martial art.


Nakula Somana

Nakula Somana began training in dance at open community classes in India and the UK. Later, he attended a foundation course in Dance in the UK. He has worked constructing small pieces over the years and has been a part time faculty on certificate programs in dance at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, The Terence Lewis Dance Scholarship Trust and the ISPTD Trust. He is also a member of The Kha Foundation. Interested in community arts, finding various resources for the arts and envisages a world where participation and access to making culture is easy and open.

Mihir Grover

Mihir is a professional Instructor, Performer & Assistant Rehearsal Director from Mumbai with 8+ years of work experience at Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company.

Abhilash Ningappa

Abhilash Ningappa is a Performer, teacher and choreographer working in India and Europe. He post graduated in SEAD (Salzburg) and Post Masters in APASS (Advanced performance and scenography studies) (Belgium) on a movement research project called PLAY PRACTICE . A yoga practitioner and a martial art teacher, trained in kalari payattu and contemporary dance, started his training in India and later travelled in India and Europe working and practicing.


Call: +91 9845407574

Mail: [email protected]

Please fill the form below to register for the workshop:

November Contemporary Month 2017

    (you will be added to our mailers for contemporary dance only and our monthly general mailers)


November 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am
November 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm