conducts workshop for underprivileged children
took a dance workshop for the children at Deenabandhu Trust in Chamrajanagar,
Bangalore, in the last week of April. The Company was represented by dancer
Nayana Bhat. She was invited by the renowned theatre artiste B Jayashree.
In this annual summer camp, Nayana took up a two-day long contemporary
dance session for fourteen children, ages varying from 6 years to 16 years.
Trust is an ashram for those children deprived of parental care and support.
And as a part of its education program for the children, 'Spandana' holds
charitable annual workshops for the Trust. This was the 5th such workshop
in the last five years.
It was quite an interesting practicum, wherein none of the children had any dance or singing background but were a highly enthusiastic, talented and receptive lot. The workshop included dance-dramas, folklore and theme choreography for the children.
The choreography theme depicted four seasons of the year and the children outperformed the expectation. Their energy levels were the most commendable of all. A daily dance rehearsal of 3 hours, apart from their other rehearsals, and they would still be bustling with energy to do more of it. The composition was finally performed on stage in both Chamrajanagar and Mysore, for a houseful audience.
This was a
fulfilling experience for the children as well as Nritarutya and surely,
the exchange wasn't limited to dance only.