Leela Samson Workshop

Work in an intimate setting with the dance pioneer Leela Samson

Venue Leela Samson
Maryland Youth Ballet (MYB)
926 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD
Easy walk from the Red Line Silver Spring metro stop and several buses. Parking garage available close by.

Workshop dates and times are as follows:
Friday 7.13.2012 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Saturday 7.14.2012 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Sunday 7.15.2012 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Monday 7.16.2012 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm

Participants will learn one item and then Ms Samson will explore the dynamics of group choreography by adapting the dance for a group. The workshop is geared for Bharata Natyam dancers, however all dancers are welcome to observe or participate without slowing down the main group. The fees apply for observation as well.

Don’t miss this rare and wonderful opportunity to learn from a legendary danseuse, choreographer and teacher in an intimate, nurturing and dynamic environment. Ms Samson’s personal teach style brings out the best in each dancer, allowing each person to blossom and fine tune their technique.

Cost of workshop is $450. Only online payments will be accepted.

Because we cannot reassign a participant slot at the last minute, no refunds or transfers are possible.

Leela Samson is among India’s most dynamic and technically brilliant dancers, an outstanding representative of Kalakshetra, the famed institute for the classical arts founded by the late Rukmini Devi Arundale on the Chennai ocean front. She joined Kalakshetra as a young child and her formative years were spent in imbibing the nuances of Bharata Natyam and related arts at the feet of celebrated gurus.

Her personal style is unostentatious, serene and characterized by an impeccable technique that blends geometrical precision with vibrancy and an unfettered ease. Her rhythmic acumen is apparent in dance compositions containing varied and challenging percussion patterns. Among the many honors conferred on her, Leela Samson was awarded the prestigious Padmashri by the President of India in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the art of Bharata Natyam as well as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award instituted by the apex cultural body of the Government of India.

Email us at info AT dakshina dot org.