The workshop will commence with a Ganesh paran (invocation). There will be an introduction to the tabla, the instrument’s form and sounds, a participatory demonstration in teental (16 beats) and a description of the tabla‘s role as an accompanying instrument. There will be a similar introduction to the sarod, the music it plays, and the role of instrumental music in dance accompaniment. There will be a Shadow puppet demonstration, with a discussion on materials and ideas about the best uses for puppets. Urmila Nagar will present her ideas about the traditional use of puppets in Udaipur, India, puppet movement, their uses and limitations, and music which accompanies puppetry. There will be a presentation of Namaskar (greeting) in three dance forms: Kathak, Bharatanatyam and Odissi and a discussion on costumes for dance and storytelling. The performers will then entertain questions from the audience and workshop participants.
Venue: Ethnic Cultural Theater. Date: Friday October 12. Time: 10:30 AM