“Ek Taal had been a team for a while now at UNC and I think when I was a senior in high school the team had suspended, so when I was a freshman here there was no classical team,” she said. “My sophomore year I worked with the previous captains of the team to try to bring back the organization and it was successful.”
Bharatanatyam, the type of dance Ek Taal performs, is an Indian classical dance originated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu in the south of India thousands of years ago. It usually contains hand gestures, eye movements and neck movements, through which the dance tells a story.
“I think it’s a great team, they do a good job of including everyone as a team member, they definitely take all the team members ideas,” Jonathan Martinez-Ruiz, a junior math major said.
Oza said she wants the team to have a good atmosphere.