Firoz Haider
(Founder & Artistic Director, India Dans Theater)

Firoz Haider is a dance master, choreographer, movement practitioner, and performance researcher. He has founded India Dans Theater (Center for Dance and Performance Research) in 2009 to research, create, and inspire through Dance and Performing Arts.

Firoz Haider has been learning, researching, creating, and inspiring for more than two decades. His worldly exposures to Netherlands Dans Theater, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London School of Contemporary Dance, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Peridance Capezio Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Millenium Dance Complex, Movement Lifestyle, Broadway Dance Center, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, Edge Performing Arts Center, The DanceworX, Ambedkar University Delhi, and many other educational institutions have enlightened him with the vastness of dance and performing arts.

He has conceptualized over 200 choreographies. He has choreographed for various festivals, events, commercials, short movies, colleges & schools. His recent work includes "Beyond Boundaries" for American Center, New Delhi, and "Rock the Night" for Doordarshan, New Delhi, India.

Firoz Haider has created many original works. "Bismillah" is one of his recent works conceptualized on Dance, Masculinity, and Islam. He has founded "Firoz Haider Arts" (FiHA) to research and create emerging possibilities in and around various performing arts. FiHA provides space for the emergence of ideas, experiments, and creations by collaborating and encouraging Interdisciplinary Arts to benefit people, culture, and society.

Firoz Haider has been researching the politics of a performing body and its responses in varied cultures. He has developed a somatic practice called Moving AliveĀ® that focuses on the awareness and the interrelationships around breath, bones, and muscles by the means of senses. This research practice incorporates information from Kinaesthesia, Yoga, Pilates, Alexander techniques, Kinesthetic empathy, and other somatic practices from dance & cognitive sciences. His foundation, Firoz Haider Arts (FiHA) organizes such research-based classes, workshops, and interdisciplinary performances around the world.

Firoz Haider has founded and been creatively involved with a charitable trust called "FiDA Family" that enables the future of those equally capable children who hardly get the opportunity to discover themselves. The organization uses dance and movement arts as a tool to deal with their lives & encourage them to become self-aware & self-reliant.

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