Folk Dance Training for School Children
Annual Performances by Students
An NCPA Presentation
Nrityaparichay is a CSR initiative of the NCPA that imparts folk dance training to underprivileged children through well-known experts. Apart from the training, students are also provided with a rich understanding of the traditions and customs of the dance form’s place of origin. The programme also encompasses visits to the NCPA to watch dance performances by renowned artistes and provide necessary exposure in terms of technicality in relation to dance. A total of three dance forms, including a martial art form, are taught in a period of one year, culminating with a stage performance by the students at the NCPA. With two successful programmes last year, the NCPA currently has projects running across six schools in Mumbai supported by leading companies.
Supported by Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
Having started their training in July, the students of Holy Mother High School, Malad, will present three folk dances, namely santhal from Jharkhand, a folk dance performed during the harvest season; bihu from Assam – a joyous folk form, which is usually performed to mark the start of the spring season; and kalaripayattu from Kerala.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.