Tag Archives: Rohan Bhargava

Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

Queens, N.Y. Romantic love and loss thereof have long been popular subjects to dramatize in dance. But a recent full-length outing from Rohan Bhargava and his Rovaco Dance Company goes further. In KAMA (a Sanskrit word meaning “desire, wish, longing,” per the program), club culture, one night stands, BDSM, miscommunication—and, indeed, intimacy and heartbreak—are all […]

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Review: NobleMotion Dance, Rovaco Dance Company, and NVA & Guests at the Dance Gallery Festival

New York, N.Y. Now in its 11th year, The Dance Gallery Festival gives NYC dance audiences a chance to catch the work of nearly two dozen choreographers in the course of a weekend. It was with some trepidation that I headed to the Ailey Citigroup Theater on November 4 to catch the “Level Up” performance, […]

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Dance Meets Journalism: Brick by Brick Dance’s New Work Addresses the Immigrant Experience

New York, N.Y. It takes a certain skill to make a piece of art addressing current events or a sociopolitical issue—say, refugees and immigration—without losing the art in the process. It takes another to be an effective enough collaborator to combine two mediums—say, dance and film—without either losing their vibrancy or ceding interest to the […]

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From Challenge Grants to P.R.: Many Facets of J. Luce Foundation

New York, N.Y.  When my mother passed away in 2001, I was inspired to create Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) that went on to help vulnerable children in Africa, Asia and the Americas. My father’s death in 2007 provided the impetus to create a foundation embracing arts, education and orphan care with an emphasis on supporting young global […]

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New Dances to New Music: Rovaco Dance Company and Mannes School of Music Present 7:1

New York, N.Y. 7:1, an interdisciplinary collaboration between Mannes School of Music and Rovaco Dance Company, was conceived by choreographer Rohan Bhargava and composer Alexander Chadwell. The goal: to create an opportunity for young music makers to try their hand at creating for dance and budding choreographers to produce commissioned work with bespoke music. One […]

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3-2-1: Rovaco Dance Company at The Paradise Factory

New York, N.Y. Last week at Paradise Factory, the fledgling Rovaco Dance Company delighted audiences at the Tamasha NYC festival with three works by artistic director Rohan Bhargava.The program was titled 3-2-1, a callout to the trio, duet, and solo of which it was comprised. The three moderate-length works (one of which was an excerpt from a […]

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Abstracting Entertainment: Rovaco Dance Co. at Alchemical Theater

New York, N.Y. In their first evening-length performance engagement at the end of April, Rovaco Dance Company presented a diverse yet concise body of work by founding artistic director Rohan Bhargava. The intimate, whitewashed setting at The Alchemical Theater was well suited to the young company’s subtlety and enthusiasm. The program opened with Collections I, […]

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Sixteenth Annual Leadership Awards Reception Rocks New York

New York, N.Y. What an absolutely amazing event last week! The breadth of our activities over the last sixteen years blew me away. Our St. John’s University event, featuring our new Funds, Fellows and our upcoming Luce Leadership Experience – Hellas, was even more amazing because of the multitude of people involved in making the […]

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