Pushpanjali Dance Company uses storytelling techniques from the ancient and traditional classical dance form Bharatanatyam. With an extensive vocabulary of beautiful hand gestures, facial expressions and intricate graceful dance movements, this classical dance form brings stories to life. Storytelling through expressive dance is a stylised art form where the head, eyes, limbs, hand gestures and different movements are used to narrate stories or describe various objects.
Through these workshops children will learn dance and storytelling techniques such as:
- Hand gestures showing various objects and elements of nature
- Facial expressions demonstrating different emotions
- Dance steps depicting animal movements
Storytelling benefits children and contributes to their development by:
- Promoting interest and curiosity about stories from other cultures
- Improve reading skills and developing the habit of reading
- Promoting early literacy
- Enhancing creativity and motivation
- Developing talents
- Developing children’s’ enjoyment of dance, expression of ideas and feelings through movement
- Helping children go on an emotional journey through interesting stories
- Helping children learn about some traditional Indian dances within a culturally diverse society.
- Enhancing their ability to identify and distinguish different sounds
- Improving concentration, movement vocabulary, verbal and non –verbal communication skills, expression and enjoyment