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Learn Indian Classical Dance with Jyoti Argade

Shiva Dances
April 28 2018

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018

9:30 am - 1:00 pm Eastern


Matrika House

159 State Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME, 04101

Ways to Attend

Join Jyoti Argade for a fun and exploratory afternoon learning the postures, hand gestures, footwork, and storytelling of Bharata Natyam, a style of South Indian classical dance!


  • yoga natyam, a yoga style that combines postures of ancient Indian temple sculptures and asana.
  • classical dance technique
  • Indian rhythms
  • how to tell stories with facial expressions and hand gestures

We’ll finish the workshop with a small dance to take home.

All shapes, sizes and ages are welcome. Previous movement experience preferred, but not required.

about the teacher

Jyoti Dances
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Jyoti Argade is a practitioner, scholar, and teacher of the Indian classical style, Bharata Natyam. As the daughter of a Bharata Natyam guru, Jyoti grew up dancing in her family’s home studio in North Carolina and spent numerous summers in Chennai studying with V.P. and Shantha Dhananjayan of the Kalakshetra school. Her work has been presented at the American Dance Festival, The Kitchen in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Rubin Museum and the Asia Society, among others.

Jyoti’s teaching style combines a traditional approach to Bharata Natyam with and creative movement. She aims to meet you wherever you are in your body and practice!

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Indian Classical Dance - Regular $55.00
Indian Classical Dance - Low Income $40.00