Contemporary Dance Classes

Movement, innovation, choreography
Classes are taken by renowned dancer and choreographer Bharat Sharma. Students are taken through a journey of movement explorations in rhythmic patterns with fusion and innovative music. Sessions combine stretches in floor work, standing work for strengthening legs, combinations of natural movements,  developing body flexibility, and various approaches in contemporary dance technique and Yoga. Elements of improvisations are introduced through structured frameworks leading to composition. Creative expression and innovations are central to the process, and students are encouraged to evolve their own dances. Dramatic story-telling through bodywork are included in teaching choreography.
New Batch starting on 6th January 2024! 

Class Days : Saturday and Sundays

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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Bharat Sharma’s career in dance spanning over five decades is marked by the diversity of experiences in performing arts and related fields as a performer, choreographer, teacher, writer, technician and arts administrator.  

Born in a family of dancers, Bharat was groomed in the principles of choreography by his father, Narendra Sharma (1972-1990) at Bhoomika Creative Dance Centre in New Delhi. He also received a thorough grounding in Mayurbhanj Chhau under Krishna Chandra Naik (1976-1979) and Kathakali (1978-1979) under Sadanam Balakrishnan.

In the USA, a full scholarship from Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (1979) and a fellowship from Asian Cultural Council (1982) helped him to train in modern dance, ballet and Jazz techniques. In New York, he studied at Nikolais/Louis Dance Lab and Ruth Currier Studio and in North Carolina at American Dance Festival.

As a dancer, Bharat’s career has been prolific. As a performer with Bhoomika, he danced as a soloist for eighteen years in India and abroad, and gave over 500 performances. As an independent soloist, he has participated in major festivals including Navnritya Festival, Kolkata (1986); East-West Encounters, Mumbai and Delhi (1984 & 1993); Nritya Pratibha, Delhi (1986); Nitya Nritya, Bangalore (1986); Sangeet Natak Akademi Festival, Kolkata (2002); American Dance Festival, USA (1984); La Danse A Aix, France (1984); and Festival of Indian Performing Arts, Germany (1994).  

His independent choreography began in 1983 when he premiered two solos in New Delhi - ‘Hem Lalit’ and ‘Untitled I’. American Dance Festival commissioned him in 1987 where he premiered ‘Utthaan’. He choreographed ‘Pathik’ (1988), ‘Swapnakosh’ (1990), ‘Nothing in particular’ (1992), ‘Kalaasham’ (1992), ‘Nightingale’ (2008), ‘Metro! Metro!’ (2010), Jatak-Mala (2012) and ‘Nusrat Song’ (2012) for Bhoomika.

He has also choreographed dances for large groups for the Republic Day Parade (1985 & 1991) in New Delhi and was co-choreographer of dances produced for the closing event of the Festival of India in Moscow (1988) danced by 100 Indian and Russian dancers. He was the Performance Coordinator for the inaugural event of the first South Asian Cultural Festival in Delhi (1992) and the Festival of India in China (1993), and Associate Director of the opening ceremony of Apna Utsav in Delhi (1986).

As an administrator, between 1994-1999, he was part of the first team to build India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore - an independent national grant-making institution. As a Programme Director, he initiated and steered the art collaboration programme and monitored arts research and documentation grants. He steered the project Chaali in South India from 1999-2003. He has worked as a sound engineer, lighting designer and composed music for his own dances. He made dance films ‘Forgetful Pauses’, ‘Stilled Frame’ and ‘Still Framing’.

Between 2003-08 he was a Reader (Associate Professor), a Dance at the multidisciplinary Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Communications at the University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh where he taught choreography and modern technique. He was the Director of Bhoomika Creative Dance Centre, New Delhi, one of the foremost dance companies in India from 2009-2021. He was the Artistic Director of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi in the year 2022.  


 Fee: Rs. 4100 (Exclusive of 18% GST) 

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