Huddersfield Literature Festival will see a Halifax-based Annapurna Indian dance performance


Annapurna Indian Dance will present Indian Tales of Love and Wisdom

Submitted by Simran Sokhal

This year the Huddersfield Literature Festival will take place on Thursday 31st March.

It will take place at the Lawrence Batley Theater in Huddersfield, and Halifax-based Annapurna Indian Dance will present Indian Tales of Love and Wisdom.

It will be a rich cultural evening of dance, music and stories.

The event will see storytellers Indrani Datta and Sarvani Yadavalli explore nature, love and universality through the works of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and classical Indian mythology.

Based in Halifax, Annapurna Indian Dance was founded by Artistic Director Shantha Rao based on a vision to connect communities through dance and sharing stories.

The main dance form of the company is taken from an old classical style called Bharata Natyam, which is famous for its sharp rhythmic footwork and stories told using stylized facial expressions and beautifully crafted hand gestures. complex.

Established in 2006, the award-winning Huddersfield Literature Festival was launched to offer a diverse program of author talks, workshops, talking points, performance poetry, multi-arts performances, welfare projects, being, youth events and family events.

Festival director Michelle Hodgson said: “We are delighted to have India’s incredible Annapurna dancers performing at this year’s festival – their performances are truly breathtaking and artistic director Shantha Rao has created a which perfectly blends literature and music – it really is a not-to-be-missed event.”

The event is sponsored by Kirklees Year of Music in 2023, a unique, place-based, transformational cultural change program that strengthens the music ecology of Kirklees from its roots, including education, health and wellness. being, the night economy, music tourism, aspirations and skills, and inclusion, with a view to fighting poverty, reducing inequalities and inequities and developing an inclusive economy.

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