Our First Art Connect Session:
The Lakehills Boys and Girl's Teen Center
This year, Art You is working to have a greater impact on diverse socioeconomic backgrounds through our Art Connect Sessions. Consequently, Art You kicked off their first Art Connect session at the Lakehills Boys and Girls Teen Center where they introduced their efforts. The session was led by Savitha Srinivasan, Sagarika Samavedi, and Nisha Thottam, and sought to explain how classical art can be used to express oneself. The session started off with introduction of Bharatanatyam, and Kathak, the classical Indian dance forms that Savitha, Nisha and Sagarika perform. First, they discussed how one can use the movement found in dance as a creative outlet. As an example,Savitha and Nisha, then presented a Bharatanatyam piece called Alarippu, which is nritta or technique.
After doing the Alarippu, they talked about how one can use art to express one's emotions. They then presented their original choreography to the modern music, Time, by Nathan Lanier, Nisha and Savitha using Bharatanatyam, while Sagarika danced Kathak. The piece expressed the concept of how one's dreams oscillate from being attainable and unattainable. This was indeed a great start to Art You's 2015-2016 year and the team really enjoyed presenting for the teens!