Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Ahmed, Tara: Classical Indian Dance

Tara gives lecture/demonstrations and workshops in the vibrant style of Kuchipudi. With elements of storytelling, rhythmic footwork and athletic grace, Kuchipudi relays vivid stories from Hindu mythology. "Taal Tales" offers both a history of classical Indian dance and performances of lively dance pieces. In this highly interactive program, participants are engaged by watching and participating in dance sequences, and asking and answering questions. Tara has taught and performed extensively in schools, universities, and cultural organizations since 1998, including the Boston Ballet School, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She has been on the rosters of the Newton Public Schools, West Suburban Arts Council and Young Audiences. Tara has a degree in Dance Anthropology and speaks about dance in its cultural context and the history and religion of classical Indian dance. She combines her love of teaching and dancing in workshops and artist residencies.

"Ahmed was a captivating presence..." - Boston Globe;

"...a born teacher...an amazingly skilled performer..." - Wellesley Middle School

Find Me On …

I Have Worked With

  • April 2018

    State: MA
    Date: 4/2018
    Activity: Residency for 2nd grade
    Email: lisa_garsh@needham.k12.ma.us

  • June 2017

    State: MA
    Date: 6/2017
    Activity: Lecture/Demonstration for 1st graders
    Email: 
    Phone: (401) 528-2228

  • May 2016

    State: MA
    Date: 5/2016
    Activity: Lecture/Demonstration excerpt for school presenters
    Email:
    Phone: 617 559 6152

Pages

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Tara
Job Title/Position: 
Dancer
Physical Address: 
Boston, MA 02140
Last Name: 
Ahmed
Phone: 
617-216-7606

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Ethnic
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - Anthropology
Humanities - Comparative Religion
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Theater - General
Theater - Storytelling
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Community Arts
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Clean, splinter-free wood floor -- minimum size 15' x 20'; dressing room or private bathroom/changing area; a sound system with input for iphone 5; a projector/screen/laptop for PP; a microphone for audiences larger than 100.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$800
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Dance
Theater
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$150
Fee Range Maximum: 
$800