The Zodiaque Dance Company is an elite group, only accepting 28 of the 90 dance students at UB, according to program director Kerry Ring. The dancers must commit to rehearsals up to five days a week, including weekends, which can last as many as 11 hours at a time in the stuffy dance studios of the Center for the Arts (CFA).
“It is a short amount of time,” Subryan said. “They have a lot on their plates, so they probably have choreography overload and I’m slamming them with a lot of other things. But they’re doing great.”
Devi Bollywood Dance is at it again, with a reboot of Shakti: A Bollywood Dance Showcase. Revisiting their sold-out performance from April, director Gaitrie Subryan returns to the stage at Shea’s Smith Theater with her cast of skilled, multi-cultural dance artists, musicians, and even a few special guests.
“When I moved to Buffalo in 2012 I struggled to find a dance class or instructor that would let me continue to grow as a Bollywood artist. I did not find anything in terms of classes and workshops like I had experienced in New York City…I wanted to give the community an opportunity to experience the dance forms that came from India. My training and teachers mentored me to bring this to the community,” Gaitrie explained.
Take a look at any guide to starting a business and you’re likely to find first among the recommended steps, to research your market and then formulate a business plan. But some entrepreneurs find success without a plan and instead follow their hearts, use their smarts, and catch a trend. WBFO’s Arts & Culture Desk producer Scott Sackett visited with a local performance artist who did just that, opening a studio in Buffalo for a cinematic style of dance that’s gaining enormous popularity worldwide.
On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00pm at Shea’s Smith Theater, Devi Bollywood Dance presents, Shakti: A Bollywood Dance Showcase. The showcase is choreographed by Founder and Artistic Director, Gaitrie Subryan, and will include thirteen Bollywood pieces. Continue reading Devi Bollywood Dance presents, Shakti: A Bollywood Dance Showcase
Devi Bollywood Dance has performed in a variety of local cultural, and dance art shows, and in April, Devi will be hosting her second showcase performance titled, Shakti: A Bollywood Dance Showcase.
The following interview was conducted with Gaitrie Devi who has established Buffalo’s First Authentic Bollywood Dance Classes.
Half the battle when taking on a workout routine – is getting yourself up off the couch to do it! But Gaitrie Subryan from Devi Bollywood Dance is helping to change that, adding a healthy dose of fun to working out so that the urge to skip doesn’t happen.
Students can enrich their knowledge of Indian dance and culture through UB’s first Bollywood/Bhangra class, while earning academic credit, taught by UB alumna Gaitrie Subryan.
The University at Buffalo is allowing WNY communities to explore arts & culture with the first ever Humanities Festival this weekend. From authors and speakers to live dance performances and art, the Humanities Festival will explore a diverse range of culture.