A Note by Luisa Spagna

The Workshop by Luisa Spagna
at Rāngali Sath: Nāt-Wast, Anād Khand
Qila Sultanpur Lodhi
Kapurthala 144626 Punjab
Friday, December 23, 2011

“It was a great opportunity for me to meet such a big group of students in Sultanpur Lodhi this morning. At the beginning, the pleasure to meet them was mixed with the anxiety to teach for the first time to Punjabi students.
I introduced my students to the Chhau dance of Seraikella, a traditional Indian dance form that I learnt from guru S. Acharya in Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. I danced Chhau and I also played with them using the creative dance form for the purpose to let use their creativity and to keep their attention alive.
I feel happy for the way we met each other: learning, watching the dance items, playing and sharing each other the different way to express ourselves through dance.
I danced one of the well known item of the Chhau repertoire, Mayur -the peacock and some of the animal walks very famous in this dance style: the tiger, the elephant, the butterfly as well as some movements from martial arts, that are important part of Chhau dance of Seraikella.”
By Luisa Spagna

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