Coimbatore-based Ektha presents its first standalone dance present

The Ektha team

The Ektha staff
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“It’s a platform that brings collectively anybody serious about dance,” says Saritha Lakshmi, the creative director of Ektha, an area the place a bunch of younger dancers in Coimbatore meet to easily dance.

“We collaborate and choreograph collectively and the result is natural. We report the video. The inventive course of conjures up us as there may be fixed studying from one another,” explains Saritha, who can also be the director of GD Faculty.

It was throughout her training stint within the UK that Saritha bought uncovered to the idea of choreographing dance as a staff. “Dance is my ardour and as dance captain on the Bharatanatyam Society there, I understood we are able to change the dynamics of dance by choreographing collectively whereas acting at reveals. I got here again and began Ektha 4 years in the past.”

They’re placing collectively Anjali – a night of dance, their first standalone present that brings collectively as many as 14 dancers, principally from Coimbatore, the place they may carry out Kathak, Bharatanatyam, and people dance types.

The target of Ektha is to popularise classical dance types of India. “Dancers from completely different backgrounds, dance faculties and types come collectively. Extra like a dancer’s potluck if you’ll, the place each brings one thing to the desk and within the course of everybody has plenty of enjoyable,” says Subiksha Siva, one of many contributors.

For Aashikha Manikanth, it was a possibility to get again in contact with dancing after a break. “Additionally, have a good time and revive my ardour. I’m additionally glad for having had the possibility to attempt completely different artwork types and to have met so many great dancers too.”

Vajra Balaji agrees with Aashika. “Ektha is an area for dancers to return collectively to share the enjoyment of dancing and in addition to create a contemporary perspective of the artwork. The perfect half is that immaterial to the age or expertise, there’s a area for each dancer to place forth their concepts and choreograph a chunk,” she provides.

On January 8, the occasion Anjali – a night of dance begins at 6 pm at Sarvaa Ballroom, The Grand Regent. There will likely be a dance Workshop by Aayana Dance Firm by Madhava Mamava from 10 am to 1 pm on January 7 at Sarvaa Mini Corridor on the identical venue. The workshop price is ₹1100. The contributors can even carry out the merchandise with the group on the occasion. For extra particulars, name 9952630555 or go to @ekthadance on Instagram for registration

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