HAVE A GO AT LEARNING KUCHIPUDI DANCE, A TRADITIONAL INDIAN DANCE FORM THAT USES HAND GESTURES TO TELL STORIES, IN THIS 45-MINUTE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGED 8+

This fun workshop with Newnham graduate student Ranjini will teach you some of the steps, gestures, expressions and movements used in Kuchipudi-style dancing. We’ll create a story together and tell it through movement and dance. Along the way, you’ll meet some of the most exciting wildlife in India, including elephants, peacocks, tigers, deer and crocodiles!

Wear clothes that are comfortable for moving around. No previous experience or skills are needed. Places are limited.

Don’t miss our other family activities – a short story reading, chemistry experiments, stargazing and chemistry experiments.

Please book using parent/guardian information only. The event will be run on Zoom as a Zoom meeting, please read Zoom’s T&C here: https://zoom.us/terms. The event will not be recorded. During the event, please do not record or take any screenshot, and please ensure that an adult attends.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR

RANJINI NAIR is studying for a PhD in Education at Newnham. She started learning Kuchipudi when she was eight years old, and over the past ten years she has performed, taught and continued to practice the dance form. She has received scholarships for Kuchipudi from the Ministry of Culture in India as well as the Government of Delhi’s cultural department (the Sahitya Kala Parishad).