‘Dance Divine’ Comes to Harrogate

Dance Divine

A taste of South Asia will be coming to Harrogate Theatres (HG1 1QF ) on Saturday 4th June at 7pm  . . . . reports Asian Lite News

Dance Divine
Dance Divine

After a successful show in York last year, Kala Sangam’s ‘Dance Divine’ is coming to Harrogate just in time for the children’s summer holidays.

Kala Sangam is a Bradford-based national organisation for South Asian arts, culture and heritage. Based at St Peter’s House on Forster Square, in the heart of Bradford, Kala Sangam hosts a range of South Asian arts performances, classes and workshops in the arts, in addition to an extensive programme of community work with young people, families and minority groups. More information about their upcoming events can be found at their official website: http://www.kalasangam.org/box-office/dance-divine/

This mesmerizing production is being showcased not only to show Harrogate locals some South Asian culture, but engage children and grown- ups to dance, create beautiful patterns in space and unleash creativity and imagination with traditional hand gestures in dance.

The ‘Dance Divine’ is a unique production on the Japanese Goddess of Light using South Indian dance. It presents varied fascinating movements, poignant words of wisdom and wit, eloquent hand gestures and soulful music to describe the divine presence of ‘sunlight’ in the life of a common man, capturing the importance of the Sun as a female energy and her elevation as a ‘Divine Cosmic Being’. It promises to a fun and interesting evening for all the family to enjoy.

 The artists who would be taking part in the production of ‘Dance Divine’ are: Dr. Geetha Upadhyaya (choreographer) – Kala Sangam’s co founder and first CEO-Artistic Director. Having worked in the NHS, her particular interest is in creatively addressing physical and mental issues. She holds a postgraduate degree in classical Indian dance (Bharatnatyam) and music career and her main interests are cross art collaborations, choreography and music.

Shrikant Subramaniam (dancer and Story teller)– Shrikant has been performing , teaching and conducting workshops in Bharatnatyam for over a decade.  He has performed extensively in India, Australia, Hong Kong, United States and Great Britain. For the last ten years, he has been based in the UK and has worked with some of the reputed dance companies in London, Manchester and more recently in West Yorkshire. He is currently works as the Assistant Artistic Director at Kala Sangam.

Nrithya Rammohan (dancer) –  Nrithya is a trained dancer in classical Indian dance, and divides her time between India Dance Wales and her own dance school “Nrithya Kala” in Manchester. She has collaborated with Kala Sangam for various productions for four years, including previous shows of Dance Divine.

Natalie Kershaw (music) – Based in Bradford West Yorkshire, Natalie is a versatile artist who specializes in piano, woodwind (clarinet, flute and saxophone) and brass instruments.

David Richards (percussion)– David has been doing percussions and drum kit for 30 years and performs with a band called ‘The Boardroom’ and in the past has worked with the ‘Yorkshire Wind Orchestra’ and ‘Bradford University Society of Operettas and Musicals’ (BUSOM)

Tickets for the programme can be booked through the following link: http://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/The-Dance-Divine-

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