Rovaco Dance Company will perform excerpts of their highly physical choreography, speak about their process, describe what it is like to be a dancer in NYC, and field questions from the audience.
Rohan Bhargava is originally from New Delhi, India and he holds a B.F.A in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. He works for Cameron McKinney/Kizuna Dance, Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, and 10 Hairy Legs in addition to serving as Artistic Director of Rovaco Dance Company. As an emerging choreographer, Rohan has earned many awards and commissions from reputed organizations such as Moving Beauty Series, Mare Nostrum Elements, Tamasha NYC, Mannes School of Music, The Dance Gallery Festival, and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center/CUNY Dance Initiative. He has taught nationally at New Brunswick High School (New Jersey), Sam Houston State University (Texas), University of Houston (Texas), Hunter Dance Center (Texas), Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx), and Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center (Brooklyn), as well as internationally in India in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. (Learn more about his work at www.rovacodance.com)
Rovaco Dance was founded in June 2015 in New York City. It operates under the artistic direction of Rohan Bhargava and has showcased works at reputed venues across the country. The company is currently in residence at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, courtesy of a 2-year residency from CUNY Dance Initiative. Dedicated to creating bold, innovative, and physical dance works, Rovaco’s mission is to tell intriguing and authentic stories through movement. The aim is to create art that entertains, builds community, and sparks conversations. Rovaco’s teaching philosophy focuses on anatomically sound practices that help the body reach its full movement potential. Combining ideas of release, initiation, expansion, and momentum, the company’s movement aesthetic is cathartic and invigorating.
June 29, 2018
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