TERENCE LEWIS

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Bollywood Dance

Bollywood Dance is a celebration of life – upbeat and high impact, burning up to 500 calories an hour! It deals with the complexities of traditional Kathak footwork and Mudras (hand gestures) along with some groovy folk dance moves from across the country that will surely get you in a great mood!

Indo-Contemporary Dance

Indo-Contemporary is the perfect meeting point of modern-day western and ancient Indian techniques. Borrowing from Yoga, Kathak and Kalaripayattu – the ancient Indian martial art form – the class offers a rich and multi-layered synergy. Feel your body work, awaken your chakras (energy centres), dance in unison of body, mind and spirit!

ARTISTBIO: Terence Lewis

Terence Lewis is of Indian origin and descent and he gets his Anglo-Indian name from his forefathers who were originally Hindu and converted to Christianity during the Portuguese colonisation of Goa-India!

He has studied different dance and body disciplines of his own culture such as Indian folk dance, Kathak and Yoga. Additionally he has studied with various contemporary and modern dance teachers of international repute for several years before he built a strong body of work that is predominantly Contemporary yet has a strong influence of his rich indigenous culture!

In 2003 he was a participant of the ImPulsTanz danceWEB scholarship in Vienna.
On his return, he established his own company as the artistic director and founder of the TLCDC that staged and toured several productions such as "Surkh", "Out of the Box," "After 8" and more recently "Scrambled Eggs or Sunny Side Up"

In 2005 he established the Terence Lewis Academy - a premier training school, offering partly
funded scholarships for talented young dancers in the country to train professionally in contemporary dance incorporating both Indian and western dance disciplines!

After ten years as a choreographer for the Bollywood Films, and also choreographing for the German film "Hexe Lilli" quite accidentally, he quit the Film Industry in 2009 and was asked to be on the Jury of "Dance India Dance" - the Dance-Casting-Television show in India - which ran successfully for three seasons and continues till date!

April 2015 marked the year where he established and simultaneously curated the very first Contemporary Dance Festival in Mumbai called Jugnee (Firefly) in association with ImPulsTanz!
A Popular Contemporary Dance Icon in his own country today, Terence Lewis is a part of several national discussion platforms for the changing trends in modern and contemporary dance in India!

Last update: 05.05.2015

 
 

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