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FLOW INTO
THE WORLD OF MOVEMENT ARTS
WITH ATA

MOVEMENT ARTS TRAINING WITH ATA

What we teach.

We train to visualize ways in which the body can move and eventually realize those movements using the space around us.

It gives us the freedom to break away from the notion of 'correct and wrong styles' and discover a space where our artistic expression is not restricted by the perceived norms of genres and disciplines.

We wish to share this practice with others who would like to nurture their creative instincts and discover their unique expressions.

Our method.

Through body conditioning and improvisation
techniques, we aim to help you discover your unique artistic expression, overcome creative blocks, and develop your own movements.

We believe in providing a non-judgmental space that encourages you to explore, research, and innovate in movement arts (or any other creative pursuit for that matter!) 

ATA movement classes are designed to help you delve into the world of movement arts to reach your personal movement goals: it can be to stay fit, bust some stress, or seek a profession in movement arts!

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ON-GOING CLASSES

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ATA CONTEMPORARY
FOUNDATION

Train in ATA's method of contemporary movement practice through building foundational techniques in improvisation and choreography.

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ESSENCE OF
INDIAN CLASSICAL

Train in Indian Classical movement practices and learn ways of improvising your own pieces drawing from this intricate movement vocabulary.

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BEAT THE BLUES
COMMUNITY CLASSES

 A fun-filled stress buster for you to just get back to/start/continue your movement practice through guided improvisations. A safe space to explore, create, and share!

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ATA MOVEMENT
FITNESS

Bored of doing repetitive exercises or complicated dance routines to stay fit? Explore movement flows designed to help you incorporate fitness regimes that adapt to your lifestyle!

ATA CONTEMPORARY FOUNDATION

Is this for you?

Structure of the classes.

What will you learn?

If you wish to explore tools and techniques in contemporary movement practice through systematic, structured training, this class is for you!

These classes are divided into courses. Starting with Contemporary I, each course is one month long with one class per week.

You can continue to Contemporary II after taking the first one and so on. Each course builds on the previous one to offer you comprehensive training in learning to explore movement arts independently irrespective of your age and experience.

Each successive course will increase in complexity and extent of movement practices based on the core areas of:

1. Body conditioning.
2. Embodying contemporary techniques.

3. Research in movement improvisation.
4. Choreographic tools and techniques.

 

ESSENCE OF INDIAN CLASSICAL

Have you always been curious about Indian Classical Dances?

Are you a practitioner of Indian Classical Dances and wish to delve deeper into your practice and explore improvisations?

Do you wish to start your journey in learning Indian Classical Dances and do not know where to begin?

Then these classes, carefully crafted by Pritha with inspiration from her own training in Bharatanatyam, are for you!

Is this for you?

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Structure

Pritha's movement practice started with her training in Bharatanatyam which is one of the several recognized Indian Classical Dances.

Like most artistic practices, exploring any Indian Classical Dance requires disciplined time and effort. However, to do so efficiently may seem like a herculean task!

Pritha has designed these classes as road maps to help you understand and imbibe the essence of Indian Classical Dances so that you can start your own explorations. 

 

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Currently, we focus on only Bharatanatyam with general introduction to other Indian Classical Dance forms.

The classes will delve into
  1. History and theory of the practice
  2. Music and rhythmic expressions
  3. Movement vocabulary and conditioning
  4. Tools and techniques of improvisations
  5. Methods of storytelling
  6. Influence of contemporary practices on          evolution of the form

What will you learn?

 

BEAT THE BLUES

WITH ATA COMMUNITY CLASSES

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Is this for you?

Not sure whether movement arts is your thing, but you feel like it might just be?

You hear a beat, feel like grooving, but you are not sure whether you can?

Do you wish to bust some stress with chilled-out moves and clear your head before starting another grueling day?

Or do you just miss dancing with people?

If you remotely related to any of the above,
THIS IS FOR YOU!

 

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Structure

                                                    THERE IS NONE!

These are open-for-all weekly community movement jams that involve fun games, guided improvisations, and choreographies that you can improvise on. Just drop in to start grooving!

We keep changing the time and day of the week to make it suitable for as many of you as we can.

Like all of ATA's space, this is a non-judgmental place for you to explore movement arts and discover what works for you irrespective of age and prior experience.

What will you learn?

Beat the blues is about just that --- discovering how you can beat the blues with movement!

Through improv techniques, you will develop your own methods of movement exploration to meet your personal goals -- it may be learning to improvise, finding a  push to keeping up with your practice, unwinding after a long day, or getting together and dancing with fellow movement enthusiasts!

 
 

MOVEMENT
FITNESS

Is this for you?

If you are looking for an engaging class where you will find the push to keep up with your workout without hitting the gym, THIS IS IT. 

These classes are designed to help you incorporate movement arts practices in your workout that can be adapted to your specific space limitations and lifestyle.

Structure

What will you learn?

The classes will focus on exploring movement flows that help you build strength, balance, and flexibility.

You can choose from morning and evening classes three days a week.

Through movement explorations, we will guide you to develop spatial and body awareness.

You will discover how to develop your own movement flows to address your specific needs.

We will explore free-flowing, intuitive movements that can be used to build workout routines for effective body conditioning.