Dance Workshop for Seniors
– Hindu Samaj Centre
21, Buckenham Street, Burngreave, Sheffield S4 7JQ
Sat. 7th Oct. 1pm-2.30pm –
Bisakha Sarker MBE, Artistic Director of Chaturangan Indian Dance, will lead a dance and movement workshop for older people, inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s work. This Rabindra Nritya (dance) workshop is free but please ring Debjani on 0114-2723906 to book as places are limited.
No prior experience is required.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, when his Gitanjali, with its ‘profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse’, was published. Called ‘Gurudev’ or ‘Divine Teacher’, he was a polymath who reshaped Bengali music, language and literature, as well as Indian art and education.
Bisakha Sarker is Artistic Director of Liverpool-based Chaturangan Indian Dance, a company engaged for many years in raising the profile of South Asian dance through innovative and culturally diverse cross-arts productions. Chaturangan has delivered community and educational arts projects for touring, produced resources on South Asian dance, and organised international conferences on issues of dance, health, aging and dementia. Bisakha is a highly respected performer, producer, choreographer, researcher, critic and educationalist. Her work, including with disabled people, challenges traditional cultural boundaries; and her rich spiritual creativity and passion for dance inspire all who work with her. She was awarded an MBE for services to dance.
Bisakha Sarker MBE photo by: Simon Richardson
This Hindu Samaj event is partnered by Aastha Over 50s Group, Bengali Women’s Support Group & University of Sheffield.