International Dance Day Celebrations in London


AFN members attended an evening to celebrate International Dance Day where, for the first time in the UK, these traditional dances that are an expression of the cultural and religious heritage of different parts of India.

Tribal dances Garo of Meghalaya, Cheraw of Mizoram and Siddi of Karnataka, Pavara dance of Maharashtra as well as a lesser seen adivasi dance, alongside Thiruvathirakali dance of Kerala in the folk genre. The event, titled “Dance and Development” marked International Dance Day in London was organised by Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence. The programme thematically highlighted art, culture and empowerment of tribal communities of India.


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