"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.
and Encourage North West (previously known as Dark Horse Venture)
supported by St Mary’s Millennium Centre provided divers dance
(Indian, Chinese and Black dance) and story sessions. Taster sessions
were provided at the Millennium Centre, local care homes and for
the local Stroke Support Group and other organisations.
The dance sessions
was devised for the older people in the community.
dance, music & storytelling we addressed the physical and mental
well-being of older people in the Huyton, Kirby and Halewood areas
with sessions of dance and live music with existing groups who normally
do chair-based exercises. As the group responded, we introduced
movements that they found engaging and beneficial. Instead of presenting
this as an exercise routine, our movements evolved from ideas arising
from the stories. In this way the participants were encouraged to
think creatively and to contribute their own suggestions for new