World Dance Artist Master Class with Parisha Rajbhandari
Monday, September 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
126 Performing Arts (PA 126)
As part of the Worlds of Dance Course, the Dance Program invites world dance artists to campus for master classes. On Monday, September 30th we welcome Parisha Rajbhandari who will be teaching a master class on Nepalese Classical and Folk Dance.
Parisha Rajbhandari is an international student at Minnesota State Mankato, currently enrolled in BS in Dance in the Pre-professional Dance Movement Therapy track. She is also working as an understudy for STRONGmovement dance company in twin cities. She focuses on performing and choreographing dance. She is trained in Hip hop and Salsa along with other dance forms such as Modern, Ballet, Jazz and Tap. Growing up in Nepal, she has acquired dancing skills in Nepalese folk dance, classical dance, Nepalese Goddess dance and Bollywood dance. She enjoys dancing Afro-Cuban and dance improvisation.She has performed in four faculty dance concerts and successfully choreographed two hip hop pieces for two student dance concerts at MSU, Mankato. Her main goal as a choreographer is to bring out different cultures and styles of dance that are not always conventional. Chelibeti was one of her dance pieces that showed life of Nepalese women. This dance was presented in Spring Dance Concert 2017. Although dance is her major focus, she enjoys catering to her other several interests. She is a certified Zumba fitness instructor as well as NETA certified Personal Trainer. She loves to travel and hike and tries to go on vacations whenever she can.
All master classes are open to anyone to observe or participate in. There is no registration or fee to attend. These master classes are made possible by the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment Program.