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Community and education projects

2014

red squareTime to Share

On 4th of June 2014, on the initiative of the activities coordinator of Moss View Care home in Page Moss 6 care homes belonging to HC-ONE company came to a church hall in Page moss to attend a culturally vibrant and diverse afternoon performance arranged in line with the format of Fleeting moment. There were about 70 care home residents and their carers came for this unique performance of combining different art forms and varied cultures. We had dances from Hope university students, Fenfen and Bisakha, live music by Chris Davies, a new live arts performance of drawing a liver bird with Ali Harwood. We tried a different idea of birds and trees to engage the
audience in simple physical activity.The centres brought cakes and biscuits and the church provided the drinks, space and the projector.

red squarePulse Tagore workshop

This was the introductory event of the pulse Tagore centre conference later in the year.Bisakha delivered a workshop which was a happening where exchange, experimentation and sharing allowed all to grow. A large group. largest ever for Tagore centre of dancers and non dancers thoroughly enjoyed moving and understanding “Tagore between the lines”.

red squareWCMT award ceremony

This was a beautiful event at the historic Assembly HalI of the Church house, in London Dame Mary Peters gave the awards to the recipients of Churchill fellowship.

red squareNW Churchill Fellowship


On the 27 th of Sept Bisakha has been invited by NW Churchill fellows Association to give a lecture on her fellowship travel to Canada,

red squareLiverpool university

Julie Hanna invited to deliver a lecture for a group of students of Occupational Therapy at the Liverpool University. This was an interactive session focusing on Ageing and Age appropriate activity.

red squareHop (1+2)

With Our HOP(Happy Older People) funding we worked in partnership with West Derby Christian Women’s Fellowship and delivered two very enjoyable sessions for them. The group meets on Monday afternoons The Millennium Centre in the west Derby. I could tell them about HOP and encouraged them to attend HOP events in the future. I was pleasantly surprised to see the interest with which they wanted to learn about the cultural background. The first session introduced Indian dance and music and the second one was on Chinese cultural dance. It was very good to connect with this local group. Thanks to my friend Kathy Yates for the introduction. They would like to invite us back, There were representatives of other groups as well who expressed interest to invite us for their meetings. The sessions were delivered by Chris Davies, Bisakha and Fenfen

2013

red squareChurchill Fellowship

Bisakha visited Canada on a Churchill Fellowship to learn about their work in Art and older people. See here for details.

 

red squarephotoFleeting Moments

Chaturangan presents another culturally diverse cross arts performance as part of Phase II of the Fleeting Moments project. The performance specially welcomes people living with dementia, and their companions, with the aim of enriching their quality of life.
 
This family and dementia friendly, heart warming joyous dance and music performance has evolved in consultation & collaboration with people living with dementia and their companions.  
 
photoFleeting moments to lift our collective spirits.

There will be three short sections of Indian, Chinese and Contemporary dance to live music, with two breaks and opportunities for sensitively led audience participation.

This family and dementia friendly performance has evolved in consultation & collaboration with people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Artists taking part: Fenfen Huang, Anusha Subramanyam, Mary Pearson, Steve Boyland and Chris Davies.

Venue The Bluecoat , School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX 
Date  Friday 27th September 2013 2.00 - 3.30pm 
Tickets £7/£5  
To book please contact Tickets & Information at the Bluecoat on 0151 702 5324 or info@thebluecoat.org.uk

See summary here and more information here.

See article in Pulse here, page 18. http://issuu.com/sanjeevinidutta/docs/130902_pulse_122_web .

The Impact of this artistic initiative for the care of dementia will be evaluated by Julie Hanna.

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Chaturangan is delighted that Q-Park are supporting this project www.q-park.co.uk . We’ll be parking at Q-Park Hanover Street, Liverpool

 

2012

Ragamala

The first of the Ragamala workshops was held in the Dulwich Picture Gallery on 21st and 22nd February 2012. See here for details.

2011

Mad About Books

Telling Tales: Story Scrolls from India
Stockport Art Gallery
Exhibition dates 9th July – Sept 25th 2011
North West touring exhibition tells tales from India

Museum visitors across the North West had the chance to see a collection of contemporary Bengali scrolls that have never been on show before. Telling Tales: Story Scrolls from India displayed six beautiful and vibrant scrolls created by leading contemporary Indian artists.

2010 Me-time

Me-time is a community dance project for mothers of children with disability who attend the Everton Children & Family Centre.

The plan was to offer the group the possibility of new activities. They would learn Indian dance movements, and then give a presentation to their children in the nursery. The group responded enthusiastically to the idea of learning a new style of dance, but was reluctant to perform. They became interested in the whole cultural background of the dance. Every community dance project has to be sensitive to the needs of the participants.

Mad About Books

Telling Tales: Story Scrolls from India
Stockport Art Gallery
Exhibition dates 9th July – Sept 25th 2011
North West touring exhibition tells tales from India

Museum visitors across the North West had the chance to see a collection of contemporary Bengali scrolls that have never been on show before. Telling Tales: Story Scrolls from India displayed six beautiful and vibrant scrolls created by leading contemporary Indian artists.

2009

daCi, "Dance and the Child International"

At the beginning of August 2009 Bisakha travelled to Jamaica to deliver a paper entitled "Homesick for the World" at the daCi 2009 conference. She was accompanied by Chaturangan's regular collaborator Noelle Williamson. See here for copies of the PowerPoint slides used in the presentation.

2008

Jersey Inter-Cultural dialogue 2008.

Following the success of their previous tour of Jersey, Bisakha Sarker and Kali Dass were invited by Yasmin Taybout to deliver another week-long education project. The work concentrated on teacher training so that local teachers were enabled to continue the work to promote cultural diversity. This programme involved over 100 teachers from 22 primary schools.

Each of the training sessions included an introduction to the basics of Indian dance and storyletting for education, familiarisation with the worksheets and a practical session. In the practical sessions the teachers observed us working with the children, and received some hands-on training.

2007

Jersey Inter-Cultural dialogue 2007

The offer for this tour came as a result of one of the teachers suddenly discovering our website. With the help of Kalithasan Chandrasegaram, we delivered Indian dance workshops in a number of Jersey schools. On each of the four days the host school invited classes of students from other nearby schools. The tour was a great success.

Each of the training sessions included an introduction to the basics of Indian dance and storyletting for education, familiarisation with the worksheets and a practical session. In the practical sessions the teachers observed us working with the children, and received some hands-on training.

2006

Star gazing

Storyfest


“Let the stories from the faiths across the world kindle the spirit of friendship”
Throughout the year 2006 Chaturangan is planning to arrange six inter-faith story telling events. In each of the events professional artists and story tellers will relate myths, legends and popular tales from different faiths and belief systems from across the world. These will take place in less conventional , informal spaces to encourage discussions around the stories and exchange of opinions.

In keeping with the inter faith perspective of this initiative each session will represent more than one view point and will be open to the members of all faith groups. We want to host them in non-denominational settings.

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