Sa Dha Arts has been formed for the promotion, preservation and dissemination of Indian Classical Arts in the UK. We offer a learning experience through classical and timeless methods.
These arts develop self-discipline and are recognised as 'embodied practices', bringing the mind and body to work together. By training in these systems one can develop focus and adapt instinctively when navigating through obstacles or adversity.
In order to encourage our first generation of London based advanced students to continue their musical journey together, Sa dha Arts provides platforms for performance as well as an environment in which they can help teach,share music and practice.
Our concerts range from providing inexperienced students with a chance to perform, giving upcoming artists a professional platform and presenting some of the most renowned exponents in the world.
Sa Dha Arts is a registered charity (# 1171336) and is based on the social and cultural learning structure that has kept Indian Classical Music alive for so many centuries.
Our gurus' acquired knowledge stems from stalwarts of great Indian classical lineages. Without the history and the development of those practices and teachings, the flow of arts our Gurus share with us today simply would not exist. We offer our deepest respect to our 'musical forefathers' and hope we can keep their spirit in our work.
One of the world's leading Tabla players. Guru of our Tabla teachers Dhanraj Persaud and Deeptarka Mukhopadhyay.
An eminent vocalist and teacher of the Patiala Gharana.Guru of our vocal teacher Darshana Vora.
Precision, power and elegance, Kathak expresses rhythm Cycles and melody through movement. Performances involve bells worn around the ankles to highlight footwork, prominent hand gestures to tell stories and fantastic costumes to complement sharp spins.
All of our music is taught through singing, regardless of the instrument one chooses, training the voice is considered a core subject in Indian classical music and the versatility of the natural voice allows for a most in-depth journey of melody.
Often referred to as the 'king of percussion instruments', the Tabla is one of the few drums which allows one to explore rhythm as well as tone. By striking on different areas of the drums with one's finger tips incredible effects and rhythms are produced.
*If you have experience of learning any of the arts in the past please attend an open class to be assigned to a diploma programme if appropriate.
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Dr Alex Boyd graduated from the University of California at Davis 'Performance Studies' PhD programme in June 2014. His dissertation, 'The Sustainability of Traditional Knowledge Systems', draws on 20 years of professional practice and coaching in the Lishi Daoist arts that he has studied since 1985. The central practice of his dissertation was to develop the first ever degree programme in the West that values the learning inherent to Eastern embodied practices. Dr Boyd works with leading performers and directors in Chinese opera, wushu and Daoist arts. He is currently working from his UK base as a Research Associate with UC Davis, Theatre & Dance to research how Asian training in energy enhances acting. As founder of the Embodied Research Working Group for the IFTR, he is currently establishing an Intercultural Roots for Embodied Practice Research organisation. He travels internationally to present, collaborate and develop his research. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org