Lalita's

Dance

Journey


 

I started bellydancing in the early 1990’s learning from the magical, amazing Terezka Drnzik in Sydney.   I loved its grace and fluidity and it greatly influenced my life filling my evenings with music and happiness. Terezka is a wonderful teacher who challenged us to improvise and dance with authenticity.

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Dancing at Arab Made Art Exhibition at

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

I then further connected and explored my Indian heritage through folk and Bollywood dance performing and teaching in Sydney. These are scenes from a show about cultural identity.

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Me and my friends Angie and Cara danced at a Special Bollywood event as part of Carnivale and SBS filmed us for their promo!  We danced “Choli Ke Peche” and it was one of my favourite events.

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I even had a Bollywood themed wedding full of music and dancing.

This is me with my Uncle Vij

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When I returned to Brisbane I threw myself into Kathak, a north Indian Classical Dance Style from the lovely Namita Deboy.  My favourite dances were Bengali folk and Rabindranath Tagore dances and learning all the beautiful mudras.

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Last year I went to India where I lived for five months and studied creative dance with beautiful dancers from all over India.  It was so exquisite dance with them and we had lots of fun getting up to mischief in Bangalore!

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I came back to Australia and completed all my assignments and practical components so am officially a Creative Dance Facilitator! 

The course is certified by CID-UNESCO (International Dance Council, France) and the Creative Movement Therapy Association of India, which is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association. 

 

When I am not dancing I work with refugee and migrant communities as a community development worker.  It is wonderful to mix both community and dance so I would love to engage in dance and community cultural development!

I also love traveling, especially to India whenever I can!! 

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