Tarantismo is a dynamic group of dancers trained in styles like Belly dancing, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Jazz, Bollywood and Indian contemporary dance.
Story Behind The Name
‘Tarantismo’ literally, is the medical term for the ‘unconditional desire to dance!’ The story goes that in the 15th century, in a small town called Taranto, people were bitten by a venomous spider which caused them to break into frenzied dancing, the term ‘tarantismo’ was coined as a result.
We dance euphorically, expressively and fearlessly. We definitely have a severe case of Tarantismo.
HOW IT BEGAN
Tarantismo was founded in 2006 under the leadership and vision of Arati Punwani Sunawala, making Tarantismo the pioneer of Belly Dancing in Bangalore.
We pride ourselves on being one of India's most recognized dance companies specializing in Belly Dance, headed by Deepthi Shetty. Tarantismo has participated and represented our country at various festivals and events such as the Asia Global Belly Dance Festival in Singapore, Artists in Action in Mumbai, Pro Danza in Italy,A Magi Temple in Florida, India International Dance Congress and Salamat Masr, a Belly Dance Festival in Cairo, Egypt.
The company has performed on famous television reality shows such Dance India Dance, India's Got Talent, Dance Dance, and Dance Plus.
Tarantismo is extremely passionate about Dance & wishes to Spread the joy of Dancing to immeasurable precincts by creating opportunities for emerging dancers to take up DANCE - A performing art as a lucrative career option.
We conduct community classes for Belly Dancing across Bangalore and Delhi.We provide customized private classes & workshops. The team is well equipped & highly proficient to deliver specialized performance sequences at various corporate events, wedding functions & Thematic social Get togethers across the country. Wedding sangeet choreography is another feature where in the team shows extreme excellence.
Team Tarantismo comprises of highly trained Dancers who have been pursuing this for over a decade!
Instructors & Performers of Dance being their primary role, these stand as the principal support system for Tarantismo Creative Dance company.
Various departments of the company viz Business Development, Accounts, Production Management, Marketing, Creative Direction & Events are effectively & professionally handled by the team members themselves!
THE PILLARS OF TARANTISMO
Founder / Arati Punwani Sunawala
Director / Deepthi Shetty
BDM / Anusha Hegde
Creative Head / Gauri Kokatay
The Company consists of an extended team of about 15 Dancers who are trained to conduct dance classes, & to impart their knowledge in Dance to students of all ages in centres across the city.
The dancers work rigorously towards building performance skills in order to deliver spectacular stage sequences suitable to various events!
CORE TEAM MEMBERS
Also Primarily Dancers & Instructors of Dance, this group of core team members step in to ensure the smooth & uninterrrupted functioning of the ancillary operations of the Company, such as management of community classes, social media marketing, dance festivals & events, artist management etc.!
belly dance classes
INDIRANAGAR (THE SWINGERS) : BEGINNER BATCH - Saturday: 12:00pm- 2:00pm
INDIRANAGAR (THE SWINGERS) : PRE-INTERMEDIATE BATCH - Saturday :10:00am - 12:00pm
VASANTHNAGAR (ENERGY GYM) : BEGINNER BATCH - Saturday: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
KALYANNAGAR (EUPHORIA,HORAMAVU) : BEGINNER BATCH - Sunday: 5:00pm- 7:00pm
BELLANDUR (BSPA) : BEGINNER BATCH - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
FRASER TOWN (COSMOFIT STUDIO) : BEGINNER BATCH - Monday & Wednesday : 7:00pm - 8:00pm
CR PARK (SALSA INDIA STUDIO) : BEGINNER BATCH
- Wednesday & Friday: 8pm - 9pm
- Sundays: 2pm - 4pm
PERFORMANCE BATCH BELLY DANCE CLASSES
August 2018 onwards
Tarantismo students will be performing
at the 9th annual student showcase Footlights in November!
Please check the Class Schedule for more details.
25th November 2018
Tarantismo's biggest annual event where the students take centre stage!
FOOTLIGHTS BOOTCAMP SERIES
22nd - 25th November 2018
An intense Belly Dance Bootcamp conducted by renowned International Artists. For further Details click the “BOOTCAMP 2018” tab.
For shows bookings and other queries please contact
PH : 8884761444 / 9535325325
FOOTLIGHTS BOOTCAMP SERIES
22 - 24th November 2018
A 3 Day Belly Dance Intensive with two renowned International Artists, Daliya and Kremushka, who have inspired, graced and taken the world by storm with their individual styles of Oriental and Tribal Fusion. 16 hours of open classes and 4 hours of master classes. Choose your package as per your experience and indulge yourself in this beautiful journey we have planned for you. Adding to the excitement is the Belly Dance Competition followed by a fun Hafla and a stage performance at Footlights 9!
25th November 2018
The 9th edition if Tarantismo’s annual student showcase! The icing on the cake, is this last day.Not only is this just our students but will include performances by all the participants of the Bootcamp who will take the stage for a choreography set by our artists. With acts that are set to enthral from all over the country, this is not an evening to miss.
Ticket details will be shared close to the event date.
daliya (irina shevcenko)
She is by far one of the brightest performers of the Oriental Stage, a beauty queen who really found her calling in life in the wonderful art of Belly Dancing. Over 15 years, she has participated in more than 50 Russian and international festivals, as well as is the recipient of over 70 awards. With her years of expertise as a teacher and performer; she has embodied the intricacies of this beautiful and feminine dance. Her understanding of the body and modes to explore it; will help us understand the plethora of detail associated with various aspects of isolations, improvisations, undulations, shimmys and other techniques. With the techniques, Daliya would be giving us a comprehensive understanding of Oriental Musicality, which is in fact - the soul of the dance.
kremushka (yana kremneva)
One cannot talk Tribal Fusion without the worthy mention of this Diva! An innovative teacher and choreographer who brings the proficiencies of diverse dance forms like vogue, popping (ladies style), hip-hop, contemporary, modern jazz, ballroom and salsa to the crux of belly dancing. Being awarded many laurels; for not only her dancing but also teaching, Yana has a unique versatile approach to Tribal Fusion. Having stunned the world with her viral isolations and magnetic performances, we would have a whole new level of body exploration in her workshops. A detailed understanding of Overlays (simultaneous isolations), Flows - creations and continuations and Small Technique Elements are some of the few aspects that are in store in her workshop.
FOOTLIGHTS BOOTCAMP SERIES REGISTRATION FORM
WORKSHOP TOPIC DESCRIPTION
Thursday (22nd November 2018)
This lesson will build on isolating different parts of the body and their simultaneous world both in place and in motion : Steps, Rotations, Etc.
“Improvisation in Oriental Dance”
The essence of Oriental Dance! Tools to feel the music, understand melidies and rhythms. We are talking about improvisation rules, subtleties and nuances of the basic techniques of oriental dance as a whole.
A new staging with the spellbound dance vocabulary of Kremushka!
Daliya: (6pm-8pm) – Eligible for advance level students/professional with a minimum of 2 years of experience.
“Master Class” – (A Classic Drill fest: Undulations, Rolls and Belly Flutters)
Review of isolations, techniques and flow of Oriental Dance incorporating undulations, flutters and belly rolls. This session builds with the addition of layering, footwork, level changes and more. Perfect your smooth and sharp hip work in this physically challenging workshop.
Friday (23rd November 2018)
This worksop is about getting your shimmy on. Hard shimmies, soft shimmies, travelling shimmies, level changes, layering and more! Shimmies in their multi layered, multi-faceted glory.
Lyrics of Overflows” or “Magnetics Slides”
In this lesson different sorts of smooth elements will be worked on. For example : waves, eights (including “taksim”, maya”), round in shoulders/ chest/ hips. Possibilities to combine them in beautiful and mesmerizing flows/ slides will then be explored.
“Hips”-The heart of Bellydance
Fluid belly work with slow and smooth figure 8’s, circles and abdominal movements. Core work excercises, belly accents and flow, including techniques and combinations to incorporate belly work into your dancing.
Kremushka: (6pm-8pm) – Eligible for advance level students/professional with a minimum of 2 years of experience.
“Small Technique Elements”
In this lesson our goal is to improve technique, to attempt to overlay a small muscle contraction (“pups”) on different possible accents (head, arms, chest & hips). In the interval of one accent from two or more contractions. We’ll also try to do it in slides, ronds, waves, “lifts”, etc.
Saturday (24th November 2018)
“Drum Solo Tools”
Daliya’s favourite drum solo techniques! Correct your posture, drill on your foundations, crisp accents, sustained shimmies and learn some power combos for drum solo work!
“Plastic Insulation of hands as an overlay & Separate movement”
In this lesson, waves and hand twists will be analyzed, separated smooth and isolated elements in overlap with other parts of the body. Though an open class, this session will cater to intermediate and professional level.
You’re ultimately only competing against your own best efforts!
1. Professional - 5 years and above
2. Semi Professional - 2 years and above.
1. Oriental Bellydance
2. Fusion Bellydance
· Solo only
· We need a minimum of 5 registrations per category to conduct this.
· Professional Category Dancers : After Registering we will get in touch for your dance profile.
· Semi Professional Category : Round 1 will be a video screening, Selected Candidates will perform on the day of the Competition.
· Duration: 3 to 4 minutes
· Competition registration is OPEN and categories will remain open until 31st October 2018
· Fee – Rs. 1000/- per entry
Judges will be looking for a range of skills: technique, musicality, costuming, stage presence and more! All props welcome (except fire props!)
Cash Prize, DiscountS on FBS 2 PASS Trophy and Certificate AND FBS Goodybag