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Vaibhav Arekar Workshops this Spring

Updated: Feb 12

Vaibhav Arekar is one of the leading Bharatanatyam artists of India. An intense, calm and immersive approach is a key signature style of his performance. Vaibhav's choreography is inspired by modernity within the classical template.

Vaibhav was initiated into the world of Bharatanatyam by Smt. Saroja Srinath. He later continued his indepth studies in the dance form and completed his Masters in Fine Arts (Bharatanatyam) from the renowned dance college Nalanda Nrityakala Mahavidyala, Mumbai. Here, Smt. Thangamani Nagarajan imparted rigorous training in nritta.

Vaibhav has the proud privilege of receiving advanced tutelage in Abhinaya under the guidance of the renowned danseuse and his mentor, late Padmashree Dr. Smt. Kanak Rele.

Elementary Level Workshop: Nritta Enhancement Technique

April 16 & 17, 5:30 - 7:00 pm EDT

Open to young dancers who have at least 3 years of learning in Bharata Natyam

Workshop Price: $120, Workshop plus one performance ticket: $145.

Intermediate Level Workshop: Abhanga - Mayuradi Pakshi

April 18 & 19, 4:30 - 6:30 pm EDT

April 20, 9:30 -11:30 am EDT

For this level, your experience should be up to shabdam.

Workshop Price: $150, Workshop plus one performance ticket: $175.

Advanced Level Workshop: Pillaiyar stuti & Chaliye Kunjanamo

April 18 & 19, 6:45 - 8:45 pm EDT

April 20, 11:45 am - 1:45 pm

For this level, your experience should be up to one Margam.

Workshop Price: $200, Workshop plus one performance ticket: $225.

Dance Teachers / Experienced Dancers: Ashtapadi (Lalita Lavanga)

April 18 & 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Workshop Price: $250, Workshop plus one performance ticket: $275.

For workshop enquiries:

Learn More about Sankhya Dance Company

Sankhya Dance Company, founded by Vaibhav Arekar- its artistic director is recognised for its work that is intense yet entertaining. works such as 'Trayyanta', ' Four Seasons', 'Shrimanth Yogi', 'Venugaan' - investigate, involve and interrogate various themes in Bharatanatyam. A fruitful collaboration of late Shri Chetan Datar and Smt. Rajashree Shirke along with Vaibhav created the genre of Ranga Nritya (theatre – dance), a meaningful and symbiotic presentation of spoken words and dance – body movements. Venugaan and Debotar Grash are fine solo works of Ranga Nritya.

Vaibhav and Sankhya Dance Company have performed in a number of prestigious dance festivals in India like the Khajuraho festival, NCPA’s ‘Mudra’ and ‘Nakshatra’ festivals, Music Academy dance festival, Natya Kala Conference, Kalavahini’s Art for Art festival and many more.

Apart from extensive Indian tour, he has also been invited to perform in Japan, Brazil, Canada, USA, Poland, Russia,Germany, France, Australia.

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