- So... I've done all my paperwork now...
I've volunteered to teach the Devadasi Class and a 2-day, 15-person
choreography class on the same concept as last year's but with
different material. Maybe my own choreography this year, maybe
another something I've learned from my teacher.
I eventually decided that this year was not the right time from a
research point of view to do 2 new classes, so the music class got
dropped. I decided I didn't have the physical commitment to run
the "sweat with Lakshmi" class, which I had envisioned as a every-
other-day exercise class, rather than a one-shot. And I realized
that I want more free time in my Pennsic, so I scrapped the hand and
face classes, and will sit in the market place pushing mudras on
unsuspecting students, instead. :)
NEW - I've also contacted Orluk with an idea for a discussion panel.
I'm going to start hitting a wall soon in what I feel comfortable
teaching to beginners in the form of one-shot (or two-shot) classes.
The true depth of Indian dance comes from studying it on a regular
schedule with practice and the dedicated teaching of a formal
teacher - something the Pennsic class structure just doesn't allow.
And something I don't have the time and techonology to do at a
distance. So... I'm thinking of trying to get something different
going - but I want feedback from those who might enjoy it on what
form it takes and how it gets implemented.
The inspiration is this - I see a lot of the same faces in the
classes I teach. Many folks cannot get regular Indian dance
instruction where they live. Some can, and just like to have another
teacher, learn another style or like the history stuff. I'd like to
form a team of these regular faces, and start to do classes/practices
that build upon previous material in a less public environment (as in
not on the A&S schedule). And also maybe have less formality of
being the one teacher all the time - I'd like to start to learn other
people's research and start to build a collective knowledge base
among the group. We may not reach consensus, but we can all become
aware of what's out there.
But there's alot of ways that go and where we go with it has a lot to
do with the interest of the participants. We could head towards
going into public performances and call ourselves troupe. We could
head towards just learning stuff and going our own way with it - more
of a study group. We could all live together an be a household or
camp (not my preference). We could all choose a candidate and become
a political party (just seeing if you were listening). We could just
figure that all out when get there and just call ourselves
a "collective". :)
We have some great precedents wherever we go with this - the Pennsic
Choir and Loud Band, Orluk's Oasis, Tribe Zafir, the many troupes out
there - there's lots of folks who have gone before us.
I also don't know how to manage folks in a format where we only do
this once a year, and folks who take regular classes - but I figure
this is stuff we can discuss and it'll probably sort itself out in
- Help! I can't get the class registration form to work... there's no button
showing for "submit" or "send"... did anyone else have this problem?
Madhavi, feeling stressed and foolish!
- --- Jim and Andi <icbhod@...> wrote:
> Help! I can't get the class registration form toDid you try to reload the page? When I pull it up -
> work... there's no button
> showing for "submit" or "send"... did anyone else
> have this problem?
I get a send button at the bottom left (and a reset
button next to it).
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