The NCPAs new dance festival, Spectrum, has been initiated to present dance forms from across the world. For its first season this year, they have multiple performances
spread across the two days of the festival. The evenings will be guided by dancer-choreographer Sandip Soparrkar.Saturday, 10th February 7.00 pm
:Latin Ballroom Dances
Renowned Latin and ballroom dancer Sandip Soparrkar, along with his troupe, will present an interactive and educational session on the different standard ballroom forms such as the waltz, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, quickstep and tango as well as Latin American forms such as rumba, samba, cha cha, jive and pasodoble along with popular peppy styles like salsa and merengue. The evening will focus on the different histories and backgrounds of all the above-mentioned styles along with a glimpse of each.Hip-Hop and Jazz
Proficient choreographer Ashley Lobos The Danceworx, will present hip-hop and jazz. The hip-hop piece is an abstract journey through musicality. The jazz piece is fun, flirty, heartbreaking and sexy all at once taking the audience on a journey of some of the great musicals
of Broadway and Hollywood like Chicago, The Great Gatsby, etc.Sunday, 11th February 7.00 pm
The School of Classical Ballet and Western Dance under the direction of its founder Tushna Dallas and her daughter Khushcheher Dallas will present two ballet pieces and one Russian character folk dance. The first will be a classical waltz a choreographed arrangement to waltz music with graceful and elegant movements incorporating the classical ballet technique. It will be followed by a colourful and vibrant folk dance with variations in the tempo of the music, i.e. quick, precise steps followed by slow extended movements concluding with the earlier quick section and ending the presentation with variations from well-known ballets Giselle and La Bayadere.Flamenco
Shehzeen Cassum, the ambassador of flamenco to India, along with her dance company Namaste Flamenco, will present a melange of different styles of flamenco ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. Through interactive demonstrations, storytelling and performances, the aim is to trace the roots of flamenco back to India.Chair Soire
Actor and founder of PoleStar India, Smilly Suri along with her troupe will present an act on the theme of Empowered Women Empower Women. The story will talk about depression and women empowerment through chair dancing involving various complex chair tricks and moves attained through strenuous core control, yoga and arm strength.Aerial Silk
Aditi Deshpande, the founder of Fly High Aerial Arts, is a trained gymnast and a professional rope mallakhamb sportsperson. Four-time national champion and a recipient of the most prestigious state-level award, Shri Shiva Chatrapati Award (2004), she will present aerial acrobatics on aerial silk. The variety of moves, drops, wraps, twists and turns are practically endless and create an ever-intriguing challenge.
Late entry will not be permitted.Artists
: Ashley Lobo, Sandip Soparrkar, Tushna Dallas, Smilly Suri, Shehzeen Cassum and Aditi Deshpande.