COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION
Dance education and community are central to Blue13′s mission. The company’s LA home ensures its strong presence as the city’s source for Indian style dance classes, workshops, and live public programming. Teaching artists of Blue13 instruct weekly classes at many studios around the Los Angeles area, and work as guest choreographers and instructors in local schools and universities. Blue13 is renowned for its public programming of interactive dance events, working with the County of Los Angeles, The Music Center, and many area cultural institutions to share the joy of dance and togetherness with the public. Blue13 also offers workshops, masterclasses, choreography, and community outreach around the nation and worldwide.
For Dance Studios, Pre-Professionals, College-Level Students and Professionals, the masterclass combines classical Indian techniques, contemporary interpretations, folk and popular cultural dance of India including Bhangra and Bollywood, focusing on technique, performance quality and pieces of Blue13 repertory.
WORKSHOPS AND TECHNIQUE CLASSES
A glimpse of Indian dance for Beginner-Intermediate Level Children and Adults. Workshops and classes are offered which address the fundamentals of classical Indian dance, Bhangra and Bollywood basic dance and choreography. Private and semi-private lessons may also be booked.
EDUCATIONAL ASSEMBLIES AND PERFORMANCES FOR SCHOOLS
Grades K-12. Blue13 Dance Company’s assembly on Indian Dance explores the history, diversity and progression of Indian dance, following it from ancient classical roots including Kathak and Bharatnatyam to folk styles like Punjabi Bhangra and Guajarati Raas, to popular Bollywood dance and contemporary interpretations of the forms. 45-Minutes, with narration and interactive elements of rhythm and call-and-response.
For Community Outreach or Special Events, Blue13 offers exciting and high-energy interactive and instructional Bollywood and Bhangra events with our without DJ and Live Drummer. Instructors and dancers introduce the vibrant dances to the public, getting them up on their feet to move, laugh, sweat, and experience the power and joy of Indian dance.
Blue13 sets choreography on professional dance companies, on students at colleges, universities, and schools, and offers choreography services for individuals and special events. Ensemble work, small group work, and solo work may be booked in Blue13’s contemporary Indian, Bollywood, Bhangra, hip-hop, and modern dance styles.