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Bollywood Bhangra Beats Workshop Pasadena!
May 15, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm PDT15$
Bollywood Bhangra Beats™ is an energetic and drama-filled, sweat-drenched Indian dance workshop filled with vibrant, powerful Bhangra and Bollywood choreography. All levels are welcome to learn from the industry’s most respected Bollywood choreographer and instructor, Achinta S. McDaniel, director of Blue13 and teacher of LA’s longest-running Bollywood dance classes.
– Achinta S. McDaniel –
Founder and Artistic Director of Blue13 Dance Company, Achinta S. McDaniel is a pioneer of contemporary Indian dance in the United States. A prolific choreographer, performer, and instructor, McDaniel’s powerful and fresh style draws from diverse techniques including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip hop, Bhangra, Kathak, and Bollywood, to create spectacular and theatrical dance. She is known for her experimentation with international styles and for inventive staging of her signature contemporary Indian forms. Her choreography is highly dramatic and a real reflection of her upbringing: Eastern and Western, exotic, mysterious, wild, rebellious and unconventional. McDaniel’s work is fearless and inventive, ever-exploring the boundaries of contemporary dance as a first-generation Indian woman. McDaniel lectures and teaches contemporary Indian, Bollywood, and Bhangra styles internationally, and works as a choreographer in the film and television industry when not touring with Blue13. McDaniel’s work appears in feature films, commercials, music videos, and live theatrical dance productions from LA to Mumbai, including North African/European tour of “Fez-Queen of Cities,” and on television programs on FOX, MTV, NBC, ABC, and CBS, including “New Girl,” “The Doctors” and “The Amazing Race.”