26 September 2016

Samila Bhattacharya writes on the ongoing residency with Anika Bendel and Vikram Iyengar

Response to Days 6 and 7 - Samila Bhattacharya, participant

Yes!!  We have completed the 7th day of the workshop and only 3 days left.

I am enlightened by the whole experience.
For me each day ended up with new understanding of dance in particular and art as a whole and we are still exploring.
I achieved a new perception of  'why, how and what' is there behind the making of the designs and patterns through two methods of improvisation. (William Forsythe and Amanda Miller).
Analytical discussions, conceptual contradictions, theoretical evaluations on different topics have enriched me and my ability to question and look for an answer.

22 September 2016

Sohini Debnath on the ongoing Imagining Improvisations residency at Ranan

Response to Days 3 to 5 - Sohini Debnath, participant

Sohini with Anika, as Shoma looks on
The last three days have been enriching experience. Variety of thoughts and impulses. It is like understanding any subject. One needs the first few days to get to the point and for a workshop of such nature this process is interesting as well as confusing specially during the initial sessions.

18 September 2016


Life is all about the people we meet and the things we create with them  
15 September was the first day we met Anika. We were blessed to have Rani Aunty (RANI KARNAA) with us. We had a long discussion regarding contemporary dance theory and history, research, issues, dancing skills, methods.

Rhea Dawn writes on the first two days of the IMAGINING IMPROVISATIONS residency at Ranan. Click here to read what she has to say, and more on the residency.