India: A Land full of Music and Dance

Friday 20 March, 18.30 - 20.00 

EVENT POSTPONED: Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, this event has had to be postponed. We are hoping to reschedule it for a later date. Further details to follow.


Indian classical dancer

India is a land full of music and dance. It is woven into the very fabric of the subcontinent, with music and dance unique to each region and community, ranging from folk and classical arts to popular forms. While there are a number of dance and dance-theatre styles that can be classed as classical, there are eight that have been officially recognised as classical Indian dance styles by the Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Ministry of Culture. Shyam Patel will be talking about these different dance forms and how, like the languages, cuisines and cultures of different Indian regions, these dance styles are unique and varied in their own right.