Hastas or Hasta Mudras are an integral part of Bharatanatyam, where stories are brought to life through intricate hand gestures combined with beautiful facial expressions and dynamic movements. There are 52 Hasta Mudras which are divided into 28 single handed gestures or Asamyuta Hastas and 24 double Handed gestures or Samyuta Hastas. These Hastas are used […]
“The Art of Storytelling through Dance” Pushpanjali Dance Company uses storytelling techniques from the ancient and traditional classical dance form Bharatanatyam where intricate hand gestures, beautiful facial expressions and graceful dance movements bring stories to life. Storytelling is a popular performing art in India. Each region has developed its own style and tradition of story […]
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In India dance is an inseparable component of the cultural fabric of society. Dance is an expression of celebration and joy and is performed on all auspicious occasions. The general festive ethos of different communities and regions in India change with different occasions like the harvest of crops, weddings and various festivals. Tracing through the […]
Enrichment Project, in partnership with Artists in Schools and “St. Simon and St. Jude’s Primary School”
Dance and Wellbeing Project: Prajyoti conducted dance workshops at Salford University for the Health & Wellbeing Expo.
Manchester Music Services and Pushpanjali did the Ramayan Project with Lady Barn Primary School, which was then showcased at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Indian dance and music were used at Mytham Primary School to help children of Key Stage 2 to understand the effects of the Tsunami.
Students of A – Level at Poynton High School did a course in Bharatanatyam which gave them a better understanding of this Dance form, and helped them to improve their choreography and creativity.
Research was conducted in two primary schools in partnership with Artists in Schools to see the benefits of Indian Dance and storytelling on the reading, writing and narrative skills of children in Key Stage 1.