Shamita Ray


Living in London, born a Scot, and with Indian roots, Shamita Ray has become one of the most popular instructors at the Tanzfestival. She has worked over 15 years internationally as a dancer and dance instructor with a special interest in contemporary Indian Dance and was a participant in the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Tabula Rasa Dance Company, Company Chordelia, Sinha Danse and Wilhelm Groener, to name a few. 

The Bollywood-Workshop begins with a warm up, danced to a funky Bhangra beat and combined with a few easy calisthenics. This is followed by learning integral Bollywood elements, augmented with quick movements of the hips and shoulders fused with the typical Indian movements of the eyes, neck, and fingers. Bollywood is gaudy, humorous and diverse – that means a great deal of fun for all and an enormous workout!

Language: English