Ashley Lobo, choreographer, founder and artistic director of the Danceworx Academy of Performing Arts and Navdhara India Dance Theater
Dance is an personal variety of art wherever learning, teaching and overall performance are all linked to the tangible, bodily existence of many others. Link is what just about every dancer aspires to but the pandemic has altered every little thing. How does 1 interact, connect, educate, study, dance in the time of social distancing, masks, sanitation protocols and more? That getting mentioned, I do believe that that the arts are vital especially in these occasions to remind persons that we can discover solace and hope alongside one another. Electronic interpretations of what we can do with motion, how we can access, and teach extra individuals and most importantly link, have helped dance experts all above the environment. Like our bodies, our minds are also adaptable and we have tailored modules to on the net classes, reinvented enterprise products, and are nevertheless evolving by doing just about with other experts across the entire world.
Inside of this on line module we are complicated college students and helping dance develop in India with Choreography Camps and Intensives that function International specialists in their respective genres. This offers Indian expertise an practical experience of global requirements of dance. I am at present using this pretty digital medium to choreograph a piece highlighting the global problem of local weather disaster for Company | E in Washington, DC, from the confines of my household! It is not an excellent way to instruct and study or perform, but engineering has aided us continue to be afloat. And as long as we can survive, we will come across a way to thrive as nicely.