Rovaco Dance Company’s new work embraces individuality through a conscious examination of cultural identity, heritage, language, and societal norms. Noticing the many ways that Indian culture has been appropriated in the Western hemisphere, Bhargava challenges our audience to consider their own relationship to their culture. How do cultural experiences manifest in our body language, movement vocabulary, speech, and theatricality? In processing our shared human experiences in a collaboratively cohesive environment, Rovaco aims to build community, spark vital conversations, and reflect on societal and interpersonal issues of today.
Born and raised in New Delhi, Rohan Bhargava is the Choreographer and Artistic Director of Rovaco Dance Company and recently named one of Dance Magazine’s “Immigrants Who’ve Inspired Us.” Rohan received a B.F.A. in Dance at NYU and currently works for Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, Kizuna Dance, Periapsis Music and Dance, and 10 Hairy Legs.
Free/suggested donation; proceeds benefit Dancewave’s Artist-in-Residence Program. Seating is first come, first served.
About Dancewave's Artist-in-Residence Program
Through its first-ever Artist-in-Residence (A.I.R.) Program, Dancewave is excited to facilitate the growth and creation of new choreographic works by emerging and establishing dance artists based in the greater New York City area. Dancewave’s A.I.R. program is made possible, in part, through a grant received by the Emma A. Shaefer Charitable Trust.
Dancewave invites two artists or companies with professional experience to be in-residence for six weeks at Dancewave during the Fall and Spring. Dancewave A.I.R.s receive a stipend for 60 hours of rehearsal space at Dancewave, host Youth and Adult Master Classes, and produce a free public performance of their new work. Please join us in welcoming our Spring 2020 Artists-in-Residence, and join us for their open events!