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Indian Dance with Sloka Iyengar

FREE EVENT: Enjoy an evening of Bharatanatyam dance & Indian appetizers with artist Sloka Iyengar!

By Goddard Riverside Community Arts

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Thursday, June 15 · 6:30 - 8:30pm EDT


The Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside 647 Columbus Ave New York, NY 10025

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  • 2 hours


Thursday June 15th, Doors at 6:30PM

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"Anant" means "Eternal, Infinite" in Hindi.

Join us for a presentation about time and timelessness in and through dance!

Neuroscientist and Professional Artist Sloka Iyengar, a 2022-2023 Community Artist in Residence, will explore the many ways time plays a role in Bharatanatyam. She will demonstrate and perform the various rhythmic patterns, pieces on Lord Shiva the God of Time, and highlight the timelessness and legacy of Bharatanatyam.

Featuring Indian appetizers from our friends at Indian Tanpura!


ACCESSIBLITY NOTICE: Please note that the 8 steps to enter the auditorium are steep, but the stairwell has a railing. The auditorium is not fully wheelchair accessible, as entry requires the use of an automatic chairlift which a person must be able to transfer themselves into or come with a trusted friend/carer who is capable of physically lifting in/out of the chair. Please notify us in advance if you are aware of attendees who may require special accommodations.


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Sloka Iyengar is a neuroscientist and Bharatanatyam dancer, passionate about relieving suffering through the convergence of science and arts. Some of her recent achievements include becoming Chapter Co-Chair for Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS) NYC, serving on the Research Committee for the National Organization of Arts In Health, being named an Honorary Director at Public Health Literacy, and awarded the 2022-2023 Aseemkala Initiative Choreography Fellowship. While in residence, Sloka conducted a series of 20 recurring Indian dance classes adapted for seniors in partnership with Goddard Riverside’s Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) program and Older Adult Center, an open dance class for all ages, and two performances of her solo work merging Bharatanatyam with neuroscience.

“My work with older adults is informed by my experiences with my mother and mother-in-law who routinely are overlooked or infantilized. The themes I explore are: dancing with an aging body, losing one’s memory, losing one’s friends….the subtle ways senior citizens are treated with contempt by way of gradual exclusion from society. My ultimate message is that of hope – we all have much to gain through their lives and specific experiences.”

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