Ten-second takeaway

Be it Bharatnatyam and karate or yoga and Bollywood dance, LshVa is the latest space for artistes of every genre to call home.

A different canvas

When Bharatanatyam dancer and actor, Rukmini Vijayakumar is behind a venture, you can rest assured it will be for artistes of all kinds. And LshVa is exactly that. Considered “A Space for Artists”, the charming place is set to officially launch this weekend. Rooted in Indian traditions of the arts, it aims to be a place where ‘artists and connoisseurs meet, ponder, train and experiment’. Two studios, a library space and an outdoor cafe area make up the homey artsy space, and with Grecian white-blue walls, the sunlight and Gulmohar flowers all taking turns to inspire you, it is a charming canvas.

Curating culture

Through collaboration, education, residencies and performance, LshVa activities {through guest sessions, workshops, and classes} will focus on Classical Indian dance, Contemporary Dance, Kalaripayattu, Theater, Yoga and other performing and visual arts. In fact, sign-up for Bollywood dance classes with Sumesh Chingu, an Attakkalari graduate, to get fit and toned. Or starting Tuesday, make Vinayak Shetty your Sensei as he will train you in the Kyokushin Karate {a full-contact discipline} and apart from self-defence, he’ll get you to be stronger, more disciplined, energetic and we daresay, zen. If you’re looking to yoga, Sharanya Narayanan will hold Hatha Yoga classes. And that is just in their first month of opening.

The space is also home to the Raadha Kalpa Dance Company, the LshVa Collective and LshVa Theater {with a session with Prakash Belawadi on the cards}. And if you’re already into Bharatnatyam, The Classical Roots Intensive led by Rukmini, also the Artistic Director of the Raadha Kalpa Dance Company, is a great session to learn technique, strength and subtlety of expression. Especially since it involves seven days in Rishikesh. So excuse us while we go get our dose of culture and karate, this weekend.

Where: #633, 3rd/4th floor 4th Cross, 100 ft Road, 3rd Block Koramangala

When: Opens October 11; 6.30am-9pm

Contact: +91 9845407574

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