Nritya: Heritage Project

In November 2018, Nritya Black Country announced it had been successful in gaining support from Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting new project entitled Nritya: Collecting The Story Of Indian Dance In The Black Country 1960-2000.

Nritya explores the heritage of Indian dance (classical and traditional) in the Midlands and is led by Jai Jashn Dance. Over the next year we will be collecting and documenting the largely unwritten and unrecorded story of Indian dance, focusing especially on the Black Country between 1960-2000 for an exhibition in Wolverhampton Art Gallery and a festival weekend of Indian dance at the Art Gallery and Arena Theatre in early summer 2020.

 

This project is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund with thanks to The National Lottery Players.

 

Project Partners include Wolverhampton Art GalleryWolverhampton Archives and Local StudiesWolverhampton City Council, Arena TheatreUniversity of Wolverhampton and Black Country Touring.

Please refer to the links below to connect with Nritya Black Country's web and social media platforms using the following links:

 

Website: www.NrityaBlackCountry.com

Facebook: Nritya: Collecting The Story Of Indian Dance In The Black Country 1960-2000

Instagram: @nrityabc

Twitter: @nrityabc

 

We are currently assisting the project in recruiting volunteers to help with the interviews and other aspects of the project. We are also looking to making contact with individuals who have memories to share for the archive. If you would like to be involved then you can email us directly by completing and submitting the form in the 'Contact Us' section.

Jai Jashn Dance is a non-profit voluntary organisation under the umbrella of Jaivant Patel Dance (www.JaivantPatelDance.com).

 

Photography courtesy of Matthew Cawrey.

 

Videography courtesy of Matthew Cawrey & Stephanie Watts.

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