IGRMS, Australian HC to hold workshop on tribal folk dances

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IGRMS, Australian HC to hold workshop on tribal folk dances

Friday, 19 October 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangarahalaya and Australia’s High Commission will organize a collaborative workshops on tribal folk dances under the community outreach on October 20 and 21, 2018 at Amphitheatre, Veethi Sankul Indoor Museum building of the museum.

In this two-day workshop, the artists of Bangaras Dance Theater of Australia will make innovative experiments focused on traditional dance with artists of Baiga tribe of Madhya Pradesh.

Complementing their multi-city tour of India as part of Australia Fest, Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company Bangarra Dance Theatre, will travel to Indigenous communities across India to undertake a series of community engagement opportunities. Bangarra are internationally acclaimed for combining more than 65,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with powerful contemporary dance, immersive soundscapes, music and design.

The company’s dancers are dynamic artists, each of whom has a proud Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background.  The first stop in a series of such activities is Bhopal where Bangarra will collaborate with the Baiga - a forest-dwelling Indigenous community of central India from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

Bangarra Dance Theatre is Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company, acclaimed worldwide for its moving performances, distinctive voice and authentic storytelling. Bangarra are internationally acclaimed for combining more than 65,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with powerful contemporary dance, immersive soundscapes, music and design.

Relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are at the heart of Bangarra, with its repertoire created on Country and stories gathered from respected community Elders. It is this inherent connection to land and people that makes Bangarra unique and enjoyed by audiences from remote Australian regional centres to Tokyo, New York and Paris.

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