WATCH

PechaKucha Presentation
No video for YouTube upload available.

Presenter bw faizan 20ahab

Syed Faizaan Ahab

Architect, Educationist, Choreographer in Islamabad

The Transdisciplinarity of Dance

PRESENTED ON APR 29, 2018
IN ISLAMABAD @ VOL 5

A lot of times people associate dance with entertainment, others use it as a medium of expression. Some dance for fitness and for others, it is a profession. Faizaan Ahab decided to upgrade the significance of what it meant to him and experimented with it as an "Instrument of Learning". The presentation talks about the marriage of academic principles with dance to enhance experiential learning. Faizaan talks about three academic disciplines, mathematics, psychology and design mapping, all three using dance as a learning aid, hence making it transdiciplinary in nature.

APPLAUD THIS!
Thumb 14 64214321afc6ac863cb6fea5e8151e0683fb903d13ca5

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

BY ANN WILLIAMS
IN DALLAS

Ann Williams talks about the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, a performance and learning center, walking us through its various programs, and highlighting some of the shows it has hosted. (in English)

Thumb pk mar 1st.060

CityShapes (My City, My Art)

BY OLIVER SCOTT
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Oliver Scott is Creative Director of Mercurial Dance. Here he talks about his dance practice in relation to the city in which he makes his work. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

Thumb rachel pecha page 01

My Body is My Instrument : The World According to a Contemporary Dance Artist

BY RACHEL MILLER
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Rachel Miller gives us a glimpse of what true passion looks like through her eloquent personal history. She helps us experience the lives of professional dancers and continually embraces the thrill and joy that everyday brings.

Thumb slide12

Arts/life, Dance/life

BY MELISSA LANHAM
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 14, 2017

Melissa Lanham is an independent dance artist with over 25 years in the arts industry both here and overseas. Based on the Sunshine Coast, she has been in constant work as a teacher and Choreographer.  Her latest work 'Vincent' which Premiered at the Adelaide Fringe Fest 2016 and to Newcastle and Melbourne to rave reviews originated here on the Sunshine Coast. In this presentation she shares some of her tips and inspiration! 

Thumb 18

Burning Questions: Why Dance, and Why Pakistan?

BY GILLIAN RHODES
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Being a dancer in Pakistan raises a lot of eyebrows and a lot of questions. In her presentation, Gillian Rhodes answers the two most common questions - what inspires you to dance, and why are you here?

Thumb 12

Khattaks and Dance: 1550 to date

BY ASFANDYAR ANIS KHATTAK
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Asfandyar Anis Khattak’s presentation is about the history of the Khattak tribe of Pashtun and the origins of the Khattak dance. How the warriors of the tribe performed it as part of their war preparation. He also speaks about his passion for dance and his fusion of classical Indian dance with the Khattak dance. 

Thumb 20

Kathak Dance – Lost and Redeemed Cultural Heritage

BY RAFIA BON
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Travel in time to Indian and Mughal history when Kathak dance was at its zenith. The decline and destruction of cultural heritage and Kathak dance during the British colonial rule. To reclamation in the post colonial rule of Indian history and art and its impact and influence on Kathak dance today. 

Thumb 2

Dance & Beyond

BY WAHAB SHAH
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Wahab Shah’s presentation is about his efforts and struggles in not only establishing himself as a professional dancer but also establishing his dance company and studio. He walks us through all the varied projects and shows he has performed at and how he and his brand have grown. 

Thumb slide134

FuKu Dance

BY JUNICHI FUKUDA
@ VOL 37 ON MAY 02, 2002

Junichi Fukada, a talented chorographer and artistic director of FuKu Dance, describes the creative dance events he is working with.