MORE THAN 4000 PERFORMERS TOOK PART IN THE “RHYTHMS OF SPRING” FESTIVAL IN GEORGIA

During 29-30 April 2017, the Georgian Union of Choreographers organized the already traditional International Folklore Children and Youth Festival – Rhythms of Spring – 2017.  Along with Georgian choreographic ensembles, ensembles from Israel, Latvia, Russia, Armenia and Qatar participated in the event.

Festival supporters were: European Association of Folklore Festivals (EAFF), UNESCO CID and Georgian Choreography Newspaper.

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Performances during the Festival were organized in two stages – at the Center of Culture of the Trade Unions of Georgia and Tbilisi Art Hall.

Along with foreign ensembles, the Festival hosted over 48 Georgian groups, number of participant dancers was over 4,000 with the audience of over 5,000.  It is noteworthy that all the concerts were completely sold out, which is the merit of the Festival organizers hard work and brilliant performances by Georgian and foreign artists.

Along with other honorable guests, the conclusive concert of the Festival was attended by the President of the Chamber of Culture of Georgia David Okitashvili and representatives of the Embassy of Bulgaria in Georgia.

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At the end of the gala concert the awarding ceremony was held – participant ensembles received special certificates and prizes with medals.  As decided by the Management of the Georgian Union of Choreographers Mr. David Okitashvili was awarded the Georgian Choreography Knight Order for great contribution to the development of Georgian choreographic culture.

Musician of the Dance and Song Ensemble Nartebi Mr. Tengiz Gogava was awarded the honorable title of the Honored Musician-Complainant of Georgia. In framework of the Festival, foreign ensembles attended master-classes, attended the rehearsal of the choreographic ensemble Metekhi; excursions to Mtskheta, Kazbegi and historic parts of Tbilisi City were rehearsal of the choreographic ensemble Metekhi; excursions to Mtskheta, Kazbegi and historic parts of Tbilisi City were organized.

 

Article courtesy of the European Association of Folklore Festivals 

http://eaff.eu/en/news/2017-05-10-more-than-4000-performers-took-part-in-the-rhythms-of-spring-festival-in-georgia

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Enrol your kids to IAID’s Pre-School of Music

For 15 years now in the industry of performing arts, IAID has been true to its vision to train raw talents into a prodigy and become successful in their respective field of arts. The academy has been passionately encouraging parents to let their children appreciate and experience a different kind of art forms in their early stages, may it be in dance, music and arts.

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From a thousand of students enrolled in IAID, our statistic shows a large chunk coming from the transformative segment ages 4-10 yrs. The academy has seen a lot of remarkable transformations since their initial skills test to spotlight and extravaganza shows.

According to a parenting site, Sheknows.com, there are reasons why music can benefit our children.

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Because of this, the Academy designed a suitable course for the earlier ages which is for the toddlers, the IAID’s Pre-School of Music (PSM) is now up and ready to take lessons. PSM is an introductory music for toddlers which presents early concepts of rhythm and melody through songs, movements, and several basic instruments.

Here’s the Top 10 list why you should enrol your kids at IAID’s Pre-School of Music.  (SheKnows.com)

  1. It will boost their brain power

Want to give your child a mental advantage? Music can do that. “More and more studies show a correlation between higher academic achievement with children who are exposed to music,” says children’s music specialist Meredith LeVande of MonkeyMonkeyMusic.com. “Music simply stimulates parts of the brain that are related to reading, math, and emotional development.”

  1. It will improve their memory

Where did that shoe go? That’s a question asked far too many times in far too many households with kids. Help your kids remember more (and learn more!) with music. “Further research has shown that participation in music at an early age can help improve a child’s learning ability and memory by stimulating different patterns of brain development,” says Maestro Eduardo Marturet, a conductor, composer and musical director for the Miami Symphony Orchestra.

  1. It helps them socially

Picking up an instrument can also help your child break out of their social shell too, experts say. “Socially, children who become involved in a musical group or ensemble learn important life skills, such as how to relate to others, how to work as a team and appreciate the rewards that come from working together, and the development of leadership skills and discipline,” says Marturet, who also oversees the MISO Young Artist program in South Florida, which allows young musicians to hone their musical skills as part of a professional orchestra.

  1. It’s a confidence builder

Are there any areas of life that aren’t enhanced by having good confidence? Probably not. And if you want your child to develop their confidence, learning to play a musical instrument can help.

“They find that they can develop a skill by themselves, that they can get better and better,” says Elizabeth Dotson-Westphalen, a music teacher and performer. Read More

IAID sets delegation to the V Folklore Dance Festival at Georgia, Tbilisi

Savouring the culture and heritage of India to the international arena

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DOHA, QATAR – Almost twenty young and adult students of IAID are set to perform an Indian Folk Dance in the 2017 V Folklore Dance Festival at Georgia, Tbilisi this April 28 –  as they carry the name of IAID, the biggest performing arts academy in Qatar and the sole delegation to represent Qatar.

“With a vision to expand IAID’s horizon into the global arena and set its involvement in various international exposures, we will proudly showcase the skills of its home-grown performers and talented instructors through the beauty of Indian Folk Dances,” expressed Dr Dimple Rajesh, IAID Artistic Director.

The Festival is being organised by the European Association of Folklore Festival (EAFF) in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Their goal is to develop the folklore arts, the popularization of the world folklore culture, sharing of experience between participants, empowerment of mutual respect and tolerance, deepening of creative contacts, the popularization of the world folklore arts and improvement of the level of qualification of choreographers.

IAID is a novel institute that provides quality training for Dance, Music and Arts born in 2001. A first of its kind in the Middle East, IAID continues to unite diverse cultures from the east and west in timeless forms of dance, music, arts and soft skill courses. The Academy is a pioneer in conducting workshops for children in Qatar and has to its credit more than 1,000 students (children & adults) representing over 80 nationalities for its regular courses. IAID is supported with fully equipped dance, music, and art studios spanning over 1,200 sq. m. area at a prime and central location in Doha City.

 

IAID’s future ballerinas mark another 100% passing grade for BTDA exams

This is how the Academy continuously defining raw talent into a prodigy.

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Doha, Qatar — Once again, the Academy has proven its worth in the field of dance training as IAID’s Classical Ballet students rejoice after receiving a 100% passing grade in the recent British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) annual graded examinations held December, 2016 in the presence of BTDA examiner from UK – Ms. Pam Chater.

“Being one and the only institution affiliated with BTDA here in Qatar takes a lot of pride and achievement receiving this impressive kind of mark. This shows the academy’s turf in guiding the students towards their talents” expressed by Dr. Dimple Rajesh, IAID Artistic Director.

The BTDA has a carefully structured series of awards to suit every age and level of the student. This year, 30 students have taken their graded examinations, after which they will be promoted to the next level.

The IAID’s Classical Ballet program follows a carefully designed syllabus by BTDA that aims to develop amongst many things, personal expression, social and physical skills, teamwork and performance.

The British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) was founded in Leicester, UK in 1972, and is now well established in many countries throughout the world. It has been at the forefront of dance education committed to raise both awareness and the standards in various discipline of dance. IAID is privileged to be the first affiliated Institute having an exclusive arrangement with BTDA for Qatar offering Classical Ballet graded courses.

Lastly, we would like to congratulate all the students who took their graded exams as well as the dance team of the academy.

As we sow genuinely, we reap honors modestly.

A first of its kind in the Middle East, IAID continues to impart quality training in the field of dance, music, arts, soft-skill courses and actively participated in various international events such as Ajyal Youth Film Festival, RasGas events and more. Moreover, IAID is a pioneer in conducting workshops for kids in Qatar and has to its credit more than 1,000 students (children & adults) representing over 80 nationalities for its regular courses. For more information, please visit http://www.iaid.qa

 

Decades of Excellence: IAID reaps 100% passing rate for Indian Classical Dance exams

The constant reaping of honors from the academy’s dance forte lives on.

PR_ICDL-R Ms. Marianne Indrinal –  IAID Asst. Director, Dr. Dimple Rajesh – IAID Artistic Director, Dr. Uma Rele – Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya and Ms. Amruta Panchal – IAID Indian Classical Dance Instructor

Doha, Qatar — Since the time of foundation, the Academy showed its edge among other institutions in the field of Indian Classical Dance mentorship. To date, another 100% passing grade has been rewarded to IAID as the recent Nalanda Dance Research Centre Examinations held last January 2017.

“We are beyond proud of continuously reaping such mark and has never flunked to produce students who excel in this field of dance. As a premiere course in the academy, we want to unceasingly deliver and spread quality training not just here in Qatar but to others also.”  expressed by Dr. Dimple Rajesh, IAID Artistic Director.

The Indian Classical Dance program for girls is a 7-year certificate course. IAID is the only Academy outside India that offers certification courses from the renowned Institute, Nalanda Dance Research Centre (Mumbai, India.) The course tackles the dance styles Bharata Natyam and Mohini Attam. Certificates are awarded to its graduates; “Prarambhika” after four years and “Kovida” after seven years. To date, the course has evolved into a 9-year course with students taking more interest to pursue their learnings further through our Master’s class.

“It was a wonderful time being with the students and guests of IAID. I’m proud for the 100 successful examinees, and they showed a lot of mastery in the dance form, and I hope they will continue to pursue their passion for dancing,” said Dr. Uma Rahul Rele, Principal, Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai, India

Aside from the Indian Classical Dance course, IAID is offering Dances of Indian course with rhythm, energy and sharply controlled expressive movements, Dances of India is a fusion of traditional and classical Indian dances with the influence of jazz, hip-hop and modern dance, tuned to the popular Bollywood songs designed for Children (4-18 yrs.).

Also, IAID Indian Contemporary Dance allows participants to experience exciting combinations of classical and modern Indian dance routines. It is more creative, vigorous and conventional, often inspired by Indian scriptures, mythical characters as well as modern-day social issues, which makes it unique and interesting.

Lastly, we would like to congratulate all the students who took their graded exams as well as the dance team of the academy.

A first of its kind in the Middle East, IAID continues to impart quality training in the field of dance, music, arts, soft-skill courses and actively participated in various international events such as Ajyal Youth Film Festival, RasGas events and more. Moreover, IAID is a pioneer in conducting workshops for kids in Qatar and must its credit more than 1,000 students (children & adults) representing over 80 nationalities for its regular courses. For more information, please visit http://www.iaid.qa

IAID celebrates 100% passing rate for LCM Winter Exams

An Academy’s additional harvest to its milestones leading to a greater height in the performing arts

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Doha, Qatar — As the Academy marks its 15 years of sharing the passion for the performing arts, almost 150 IAID students from the musical courses bagged a 100% passing rate from the recently conducted London College of Music (LCM) Grade Examinations. It was held last January in the presence of Dr. John Hooper – Sr. Examiner from The London College of Music, University of West London, UK.

 

“The students exhibited a very high standard of excellence in performance and were overtly supported by encouraging teachers and staff.  I was delighted to hear such musicianship from candidates of all ages and backgrounds “said Dr. Hooper.

“This is a solid addition to the academy’s roster of accomplishments. It will enable us to continually upfront what the academy can offer to its stakeholders,” said Ms. Marianne Indrinal, IAID Assistant Director.

The successful students come from the various grade levels in Classical Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Western Vocals and Acoustic Guitar. After passing the exams, they will be promoted to a higher level and take the exam until reaching the master’s level, respectively.

LCM Examinations is an international examinations board offering graded and diploma qualifications in music, drama and communication. Examinations are held across an extensive network of exam centres worldwide and are unique in the graded exams being awarded by the University. In 2009, LCM appointed IAID as the first Public Centre in the Middle East offering LCM Exams for students from Qatar and neighboring countries.

Finally, we would like to congratulate all the students who took their London College of Music grade exams. Compliments as well to the music team of the academy. Indeed, hard work pays off.

A first of its kind in the Middle East, IAID continues to impart quality training in the field of dance, music, arts, soft-skill courses and actively participated in various international events such as Ajyal Youth Film Festival, RasGas events and more. Moreover, IAID is a pioneer in conducting workshops for kids in Qatar and has to its credit more than 1,000 students (children & adults) representing over 80 nationalities for its regular courses. For more information, please visit http://www.iaid.qa

 

 

Happy International Women’s Day!

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Today marks the celebration of women’s achievements and perseverance to #BeBoldForChange in spite of unending trials and here at IAID, we’ve got someone whom we call our ‘fire starter’ and can be of inspiration to many women. She is a woman of passion, integrity, and care for others.
One day, she thought of something unusual, to leave a legacy for the next generation. Without a doubt, she initiated to put up an Indian Classical Dance, as a premier course for all ages; and years passed it has grown unceasingly and now stands to be a part of the biggest Performing Arts academy in Qatar.
Up to date, she has gone so far to spread the passion for the performing arts and has been associated with various local and international activities as one of the finest mentors of the said field. To name some of her creditable choreographies include the “Creation of the Earth” for Reach out to Asia, Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF), (UNEP) World Environment Day Celebrations, Doha Cultural Festival, Youth Theatre Festival-Kuwait, Train Six Inauguration for RasGas, Qatar Summer Wonders, Opening Ceremonies for the Chairman’s Cup Football Tournament, Qatar Flower Each Spring Festival, Indian Dance Consultant for the 15th Doha Asian Games 2006.
She’s no other than our Artistic Director, Dr. Dimple Rajesh. Salute to this woman for surely leaving a legacy with such humility and passion, never getting overwhelmed with her high-level and soaring credentials.
Let us be one in uplifting lives of others in any way possible. Go and uphold women power!
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VCU Qatar Spring 2017 Community Education Program at IAID

Learn new skills and deepen your understanding of art and culture at VCUQatar. Choose from a large selection of art, design and craft courses at VCUQatar in Education City or at IAID (Academy for Dance, Music & Arts)

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Register online or visit VCUQatar for in-person registration during normal office hours, from Sunday to Thursday, 9am to 12pm, and 1pm to 4pm.

visit : http://www.qatar.vcu.edu/community#at-iaid

Call us now at 44320974 / 44411234 / 55860644 or email us at enquire@iaidonline.org. You may also leave your number and we will get in touch with you!

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