Rohan Bhargava | Rovaco Dance Company

Rovaco Dance Party 2024
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Boerum Hill

Rovaco Dance Company, under Artistic Director Rohan Bhargava, will hold its sixth annual Rovaco Dance Party in Fall 2024. Rovaco Dance Party is an intimate evening of dance, live music, and cultural exchange, with the intention to broaden Rovaco Dance’s community. The event will commence socially with drinks and Indian snacks in a multi-sensory, immersive experience inspired by Indian hospitality culture. Indian incense sticks will season the air and a culturally auspicious red thread or “Kalava” will be tied around the wrist of every guest. Live music and dance performances will take place in the round to maintain intimacy for the audience, no longer up and about, yet now primed to receive a visceral, human experience, as opposed to a distant spectacle. The night will culminate with a DJ'd dance party where boundaries between audiences and performers will vanish and all may move together in community. The primary goal of this event is to foster appreciation for contemporary dance, live music, and South Asian culture.