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Learn Indian classical dance through your non-visual senses

VocalEyes trainers Julia Grundy and Yusuf Osman have been working with Meera Patel, Shivaangee Agrawal and Maryam Shakiba,  three Indian classical dancers, teaching them audio description and working towards six public workshops being held at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Tuesdays 13th, 20th and 27th July and Tuesdays 3rd, 10th and 17th August. From 7.00 to 8.30pm.

Booking details below. You will learn some of the foundations of Indian classical dance styles kathak, bharatanatyam and odissi through attuning to your non-visual senses as a means of learning and embodying movement. Each workshop will focus on one style of movement, and if you attend all of them, you’ll go through all 3 styles over the course of 6 weeks in the order above.

The kathak workshops will be led by Meera Patel, bharatanatyam workshops will be led by Shivaangee Agrawal and odissi workshops will be led by Maryam Shakiba. For weeks 1 and 2, the workshops will be co-facilitated by VocalEyes audio describer Julia Grundy.

These workshops are open to blind and visually impaired people as well as sighted people, to experience Indian classical dance in this way.

If you are attending with a guide and they plan to be in the workshop with you, please book a ticket for yourself and a separate ticket for your guide. Due to COVID restrictions, the number of people allowed in the studio is capped so providing this information will be helpful to keep track of numbers.

The workshops will start at 7.15pm. Participants can arrive from 7pm.

Book your place via Eventbrite

The workshops have been organised by Meera Patel, in partnership with VocalEyes, and supported by Akademi and Arts Council England.