Hudson River Park is excited to announce a special series of dance this summer, in partnership with Ajna Dance! As an expansion of our popular dance series, Bollywood & Bhangra classes took off in 2019, and this summer will bring more music and movement to you – wherever you are. Join in on Tuesday nights on our Facebook Live.
With origins in India, these dance forms emphasize expression, rhythm and passion. Bhangra specifically, is an energetic folk dance and music form that originated from Punjab, India. Bhangra is most often performed during the time of harvest and traditionally danced to the dhol instrument (a large drum). Bhangra has grown today to a type of Indian dance learned and enjoyed by many!
We’re thrilled to continue and expand this exciting virtual series with Ajna Dance Company. Directed and founded by Minila Shah, a dance polymath, Ajna Dance Company was created with the purpose of making Indian dance and culture more accessible to people of all backgrounds and have over half a decade of experience creating community through teaching, celebrating diversity and fostering inclusion through the art of dance.
This fall, they will lead the way with Bollywood & Bhangra dance stylings through instruction that is inspired by the high energy music from Indian films and combines folk and classical dance with Bhangra and other styles. Hudson River Park’s Bollywood & Bhangra series invites all levels to pick up technique and choreography, while learning from the best. If you miss the live sessions, check back here for on demand, encore videos to watch at your leisure!