CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
HEALING, JOYFUL & CREATIVE
Sunday 2nd May
2 pm till 8 pm BST
(All times are in BST(British Summer Time))
Dr Honey Kalaria
Dr Honey Kalaria
Honey’s achievements include receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Arts & Best Bollywood International Artist Award, Advisory Member of the National Dance Council; Ambassador to the Duke Of Edinburgh Award.
A Mythological Journey Through Bharat Natyam
Suhani Dhanki Mody
Suhani Dhanki Mody
World Peace Through
Indian Classical Dance
Nina Darmeci Kotecha
Nina Darmeci Kotecha
Bollywood Dance For All
Dance To Inspire With Fusion Dance
A Photography book
After completing his Masters degree in Computer Science at IIT Mumbai, Sam Kumar started his professional career with a Global IT company. As a part of his job he lived in US, UK, Holland, Australia, Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore for over 15 years. During this period he developed his passion for photography and film making. In 2010, he started a photography project, ‘Environmental Dance’, which combined his two passions – Nature and Dance. He photographed dancers in graceful movement in outdoor locations such as forests, mountains, parks, temples and monuments. Over the years, Sam Kumar held many solo exhibitions of his Environmental dance photos at art galleries in Singapore, Thailand and India. In February 2021, Sam Kumar published his first photography book ENVIRONMENTAL DANCE. It consists of 126 pages of photographs of dance in nature which had shot with 18 international dancers from India, Holland, US, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia between 2010 and 2019.
A one-minute video preview of the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a87p0CPau6k
Contemporary & Ballet Fusion
Emma Levene is a professional dancer, choreographer and dance teacher based in East London. She is also owner of Double Twist Dance School and Double Twist Dance Company. Emma has a strong passion for dancing, singing, performing, teaching, and choreographing. She has been trained in classical ballet,modern, jazz, musical theatre and tap dancing. Her work credits include dancing at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and appearing in musicals including Addams. Her range of work experience includes ballet productions such as Beatrix Potter, circus tours, films including ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and television projects like Made in Chelsea, music videos and TV adverts.She is passionate about teaching dance to all ages from children aged 4 to adults.”
Colourful Folk Dances Of India
Scholar, Researcher and Film Maker
Sharron Rose, M.A. Ed., is a true renaissance woman. A filmmaker, choreographer, composer and teacher, she has received grants and awards for her work including a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to conduct extensive research into the art, culture and spiritual traditions of North India where she became the first American disciple of Kathak Queen Sitara Devi. A scholar in world dance, music and religion, her research includes the teachings of Egypt, Tibet, Kabbalah, Shamanism, Gnosticism and Taoism. In 2000, she cofounded Sacred Mysteries Productions, for which she has produced numerous documentary films. Sharron is the author The Path of the Priestess: A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine and is currently completing her cd, The Nectar of Bliss dedicated to the Divine Feminine in cultures throughout the world
Dr. Wai Ching Lee
Dame Rev. Dr. Wai Ching Lee
Healing Through TranscenDance
Dance: Passion & Technology
Washington, DC is the home base for Maida Withers and the Dance Construction Company. A powerful, commanding performer, Maida is known internationally for daring in movement and innovation as a choreographer. She is driving force pushing definitions of dance into the 21st Century, creating entertaining, intriguing works, always with an eye to the future. Works are always about dancing, but also probe in fascinating ways her concerns about planet earth, sustaining our place in the universe, pandemics such as AIDS, and fairness and equity for all. Excerpts of dance works shown today focus on multimedia narrative works and dances where the dancers on stage are, in real-time, interacting with technology through the computer. www.maidadance.com
The Art Of Puppet Dance
Shine Krishna is the Choreographer and Performer of this Rajasthani Puppet dance. She is also director of Rhythm Arts and Dance academy which she is running since 1999. She has expertise in classical Bharat Natyam and various Indian Folk dances, as well as experience choreographing Bollywood dances, organising cultural events & fashion shows. Performing has always been her passion. Her other talents include being an author of various books about Indian culture and fashion include “Fashion Rendering”. She has studied 5 years in Bharat Nataym and has a dance diploma in Indian folk dances from Kheragadh University India.
Shine has had many awards including being nominated for President Award for the best Student of the Year, received International Woman’s Award from Indian Government in Delhi India, and awarded “Youngest Choreographer” title in Madhya Pradesh, India. In total she has won 27 Garba & Dandiya Dance Competition awards. At Rhythm Arts & Dance Academy, she provides free training to students. Today she will educate us about a special traditional dance art form known as “Puppet Dance”.
Sufism and Middle Eastern Dance
Ramzi El-Edlibi is a Dancer, Choreographer and musician. As a world dance and music student, he has studied with the world’s most outstanding dance teachers of the world, Mr Vladimir Dokodovsky of the Russian Ballet of Monte Carlo and Ustaz Abdulhalim Caracalla of Caracalla Dance Company of Lebanon, and has studied many other traditional dance forms including Flamenco, Kathak, Latin American and Ballroom dances. Ramzi has travelled around the world performing in the most prestigious theatres such as Carnegie Hall of NYC and Saddlers Wells in London. At present Ramzi is the artistic director of “Dance Around The World”, an Arts in Education program to help bring dance and music from around the world into the public schools of USA.
Rich & Diverse Tribal Dances of India
Ragasudha Vinjamuri FRSA is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sunderland in London. She is an award-winning dancer who has carved a niche for herself and broken barriers in taking Indian dancing to a variety of subjects and occasions in the UK and in Europe. She is the Founder of Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence which highlights, promotes, and trains in unique Tribal dance forms of India, and publishes heritage and literary works. Her name was entered into Limca Book of Records 2018 edition in the Performing Arts Chapter. Today she will give us an insight into some of the diverse range of tribal dances that can be found in India.
Power Of Multi-Cultural Dance Music
Jesse Manno serves part time as the Music Director for the Dance Program at The University of Colorado in Boulder, an association that began when he was pursuing his B.A. in Asian Studies from CU Boulder in the 1980s. Since then he has also been a freelance composer, recording artist, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, improviser, teacher, and above all, collaborator. He loves to support various art forms with a wide variety of sounds, and in this role has created over 200 commissioned original scores for dance, theatre, film, and inter-disciplinary events for numerous arts entities across the USA, as well as in Europe and Asia. He is a frequent Artist In Residence at the Bates Dance Festival, and is Music Director for Turning The Wheel, Inc, which fosters vibrant communities through the arts for at risk youth and their mentors. Under another hat, he is a co-founder of the Balkan/Middle Eastern ensemble SHEREFE (sherefe.org), a Colorado based ensemble which performs traditional music from the Balkans and Middle East, regionally and nationally for private, public, spiritual, educational, and government events. He has performed at BAM Next Wave Festival (NY), World Sacred Music Festival (LA), Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bates Dance Festival, and NAFSA Educational Conferences, among many others.
Dance Education for Children
Jill Dianne Bittinger has been a Multicultural Arts Educator for 10 years and Montessori Lead for 15 years. Deeply committed towards a vision of education as a multifold process that must touch hearts as well as minds, honoring emotions in the process, she is currently developing her company “Transformed Education,” teaching as a Montessori educator, and writing a book, “Teaching with the Soul in Mind.” Working as a performing and teaching artist in New York gave her special awareness of the valuable role the Dance Arts can play in relating and connecting people to themselves, and to one another. Her particular love for the cultural aspect of dance comes from recognizing the unifying force it carries. no matter what the context. Jill Dianne is a force for the unification of mind body and spirit, helping to inspire the Light within.
Dr Honey Kalaria
Dr Honey Kalaria
TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH DANCE
Dr Honey Kalaria, is a multi-award-winning dance professional, media presenter and mind-body-soul expert, popularly known as “Bollywood Ambassador to the UK”, and recognized Nationally and Internationally for:- Contributing extensively to the world of dance and performing arts; Promoting Indian art and culture; Developing East West relations; Supporting health, fitness & wellness programs; Breaking the Guinness Book Of World Record on SKY TV; Appearing on TV shows, choreographing for films and working on high profile projects alongside Bollywood Stars & Mainstream Celebrities; Offering online membership, training and coaching programs for artists & the global dance community.
Some of Honey’s achievements include: Receiving Best Bollywood International Artist Award; Founder of ‘Honeys Dance Academy’ which ran 20 centres in the UK; Member of Local Mayors Fundraising Appeal Committee; Advisory Member of the National Dance Council; Ambassador for The Duke Of Edinburgh Award; Recipient of the “Best Dance & Performing Arts Coach” 2020 Award.
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DANCE QUESTION & ANSWERS
General Open for ALL Session
Technical Director – Nishit Kotak
Creative Director – Sarita Menon
Production Director – Dr Honey Kalaria
Host Director – Simran Ahuja
Promotions Strategist – Varsha Mistry
Media Team – Kesh Morjaria and Anita Nomula
Host Team – Dr Honey Kalaria
Back Up Team – Deepa Vithlani, Dr Milen Shah, Mallesh Kota,
Dr Sheila Dobee, Renu Gidoomal, Shivali Ruparelia, Saivani Samboo,
Meena Trivedy and Dr Lalit Sodha.
Facilitator Team – Dr Honey Kalaria
Channel Partners – Hindu Forum of Europe, MentalHealth_Connect, Hindu Matters in Britain, Enrich TV, Diwali In London, Simran Ahuja Official, Sanskruti , Honey Kalaria Official, Bhakti Sagar TV, Sarita Sabarwal, Sunrise Radio UK plus others.