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Youngsters to Experience the Rich Heritage of India through Dance


May 18, 2017

Pupils at Saltburn Primary School will take part in an Indian Dance Workshop on Friday 5th May fronted by acclaimed dance company, Annapurna Indian Dance.

The day aims to share India’s inspiring culture and traditions with youngsters through the performance of rhythmic dance and storytelling. 

Led by Annapurna, who regularly work with musicians, visual artists and Indian composers and choreographers, and who have vast experience of working in schools, the workshops will share best loved stories from Indian mythology and draw from the ancient classical styles of dance such as Bharata Natym and Kathak. 

The day will include 3 workshops for 90 children, beginning with a performance from the dance instructors and ending in a performance by the children for their peers at the end of the day.  Traditional costumes, puppets and live Indian music will all be part of the experience for the pupils.
Gail Ash, Assistant Headteacher at Saltburn Primary, said, ‘we are thrilled to be hosting the Annapurna Indian Dance Company and really looking forward to learning about the Indian culture’.

Pupils and staff are excited to welcome the magic and vibrancy of India into school and work with such celebrated artists.

By Emily