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Courtyard Dancers – Virtual – The Dances of the Silk Road with Tara Pandeya
December 5, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
One event on December 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Courtyard Dancers is proud to host renowned artist/scholar and principal Cirque du Soleil dancer, Tara Pandeya
Come explore Silk Road dances through lectures, photomontage, and workshops during this two-day virtual event.
Tara Pandeya is a second-generation dancer, cultural activist & bridge building choreographer. Tara worked as a principal dancer with Cirque du Soleil for nearly 5 years and is the first westerner to perform with Lola, the National Ensemble of Tajikistan. She balances her work as a practitioner with theoretical work, conducting dance research through the Rockefeller Foundation & CECArtslink in Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang (East Turkestan), Pakistan, and India.
Courtyard Dancers is seeking to explore the influences of Silk Road/ Silk Route dances in the Kathak idiom.