Gangtok, Dec 29
Tapashree Dance & Music Academy and Inspire Academy are jointly organising a month-long certified dance workshop, ‘Spark’ from 07 January here at Paljor Namgyal Girls Senior Secondary School. Interestingly, dance academies from in and around Gangtok have come together for the grand success of the workshop.
This dance workshop will have experienced and versatile dancers from in and outside the State as trainers. The workshop will have the winner of Jhalak Dikhlaja Season 9 and second runner-up of Dance Plus Season 3, Aryan Patra, Top 5 finalist of Dance Plus, Mingma D Lepcha and winner of High Fever Dance Ka Naya Tever, Nisha Rasaily.
This was announced by Tapashree Dance & Music Academy director, Komal Gurung and Inspire Academy director, Roma Gurung in a press conference here today.
Komal Gurung mentioned that the month-long workshop will be held from 07 January to 03 February and the workshop will be concluded with a grand competitive event for the participants here at Manan Kendra. She mentioned that the main objective of the workshop was to engage children in the productive and creative activities and at the same time to guide young dancers to hone their talents. She expressed her happiness on the support from different dance academies of Gangtok to the workshop.
In the workshop, Aryan Patra will give impart training in Hip Hop, Krumping and Western forms, Nisha Rasaily will give training in Contemporary, Jazz and Latin Styling forms and Mingma D Lepcha in Semi-Classical, Indian Contemporary and Nepali folk.
Nisha Rasaily mentioned that the workshop was the dance educational programme which will also have classes for fitness, aerobics, yoga and meditation for participants. “Through this workshop we do not only want to make them a good dancer but we want to make our young dancers as artists and performers,” she said. She added that the workshop will provide training and guidance to young aspirants in all aspects of dance and performers. “This month-long workshop is a good opportunities for young aspirant dancers to learn lots different forms of dance under experienced trainers,” she added. Ms Rasaily assured to organise such workshop in regular basis on receiving good response from this workshop.
Mingma D Lepcha mentioned that the workshop was mainly for children of age group of 8 years and above. However, he added the organisers have decided to conduct separate class for children for age group of below 8 years if there would be registration of 20 children in minimum. We have also decided to arrange PG for those interested candidates wants to join the workshop from outside Gangtok, he added. He informed that his academy, Mingma’s Dance Studio and Taal Music & Dance Academy were also jointly organising such workshop at Jorethang and Namchi in January.
Responding to media queries, Ms Rasaily stated that every stage was not the platform for artists but there should be proper respect and value of an artist. “I have no any intention to start my academy in Sikkim but I would love to work with local dancers and artists in collaboration and to promote and support local artists of Sikkim,” she expressed.