“Adventures in Bollywood Dance” Workshop
Led by Dr. Kareem Khubchandani
“Bollywood Dance” has become a global industry showing up in U.S. music videos, Chinese dance studios, and sexy dance bars in Nepal. This intense globalization of the genre masks some of the more intimate and queer-er forms of the genre. In this dance workshop, Kareem will lead you into the many places he has learned Bollywood Dance—high end Indian studios, his aunty’s living room, drag shows, and even the ’62 CTD. Dancers will meet his various instructors to get a taste of the rich, diverse, global life of Bollywood Dance.
Dr. Khubchandani is the Embrey Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s and Gender Studies at UT-Austin. He was the founder of Dance Dhamaka and former Asst. Director of the Multicultural Center (Davis Center) and Queer Life Coordinator at Williams. Dr. Khubchandani’s talk is proudly co-sponsored by the Dance Department, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, Asian Studies Department, the Dively Committee, the Lecture Committee, and the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Performing Arts Endowment.