Bhargavi Gopalan is a Dance Scientist and Educator specializing in the area of community dance practice. Her approach to teaching combines the Bharatanatyam technique with scientific principles of movement science to deliver classes that target the health, artistic and community aspect of dance. Her research interests include physiological and biomechanical needs of the dancing body, integrating safe dance techniques in classroom practice and geriatric dance.

In addition to this, she also runs a digital knowledge repository that focuses on sharing research-informed resources to help dancers and educators with their practice. Her new community dance project “Storytellers” with Coisceim Dance Theatre launches in October.

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