Narendra Patil

Contemporary for Dancers

03., 05.11.20, 14:00–15:30
07., 08.11.20, 13:00–14:30
12., 13.12.20, 13:00–14:30
14.12.–18.12.20, 12:00–13:30

Training for Dancers


Narendra Patil is a performer, teacher and choreographer from India. He is a movement specialist in IndYog- Contemporary, Martial Arts, Improvisation and Flying Low. Founder and artistic director of Sanskar International Dance Festival India 2020. He graduated in 2008 from Terence Lewis Dance foundation Scholarship Trust Mumbai, India. He has been a Principal Performer, Teacher and Assistant choreographer at Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company for 10 years. He studied Okinawa martial arts for 6 years and also completed Yoga teachers training course from “The Yoga institute” Mumbai, India the oldest organised yoga centre in the world. His experience training under the stalwarts of Martial arts, Contemporary dance in India and Europe inspired him to create and develop his own dance vocabulary called IndYog-Contemporary. He has been invited to teach at professional schools and companies in India and abroad. Narendra is currently working as an independent artist in India, Europe, and Russia. He has been invited to teach at Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain; Marameo, Dock11, Berlin; Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt; Profitraining Freiburg; Tanzbuero, Basel, Switzerland; Dance Cultural Centre, Athens; Henny Juries Stichting, Amsterdam, Holland; Dance Festivals in Saint Petersburg, Samara, Kazan, Perm, Tyumen, Moscow, Crimea, Ekaterinburg, Russia; Terence Lewis contemporary dance company, Attakkalari centre for movements arts, India and many other professional dance schools in Europe, Russia and India. Performed Improvisation Trio with David Zambrano and Lamprini Gkolia in Athens 2015. He has also collaborated and performed Axismundi Jaipur and Geneva Project 2016 with Mohamed Toukabri, Rakesh Sukesh, Bolarin Da Costa and Pol Sinus (Art Director). This piece has been created during a Pro Helvetia residency in India in 2015 and the premiere took place in Théâtre du Galpon, Geneva for Antigel Festival in February 2016. Performed “RESTLESS” solo creation piece in Deltebre Dansa 2016. Improvisation duet performance with Francisco Cordova in St. Petersburg 2017. Duet “Camouflage” with Lamprini Gkolia in Greece and Spain 2015. Improvisation solo performances in Russia and Belgium 2017-2019. Performed “Nervous System”solo creation piece in Saint Petersburg 2017 and 2019. Narendra is the first Indian contemporary dancer who has studied under David Zambrano as a part of a EXIN 30 days intensive workshop of “Flying Low” and “Passing Through” technique in Berlin, Germany 2014, where he was selected among 489 dancers from all around the world. He got selected for second and third edition of EXIN 30 days of Flying Low and Passing Through intensives which was conducted in Madrid, Spain September 2016 and Corfu, Greece September 2018. Participated at David Zambrano’s 60 days intensive improvisation workshop at TicTac Art centre, Brussels, Belgium 2019.

Class Description

IndYog-Contemporary Class starts with conditioning the body through yoga and movements. We dive into Indian traditional outdoor games elements that can help to enjoy and experience life at its best. Games includes physical endurance, precision, social gathering, imagination and mutual trust. The next part of the class will take you into playing with momentum, suspension and dynamic floor routines. It also combines floor exploration with antigravity falls, recovery, agile partnering and strength based technique which allows the individual to discover organic body rhythms and floor connections. We will use body toning and martial arts exercises to keep the energy level high throughout the class. In my class we will use lot of partnering coordination exercises for alertness and concentration. We will challenge our limitations and intellectual state of mind. With powerful footwork, intricate hand gestures, rhythms and spins will help the participant get exposed to the Indian forms of movements. Class will end with physical demanding multidirectional phrases and vocabulary from Narendra’s research work.