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Tuesday 11th March, 2003
An exciting evening of classical dance
by Manish Gajjar
Shantha Rao of Annapurna Indian Company
Dancer from Annapurna Indian Dance Company

Annapurna Indian Dance Company from Yorkshire brings their show 'Namaste! Greetings From India' to Oakengates, Telford.


Annapurna Indian Dance Company
Gives an in-depth account of the different Indian cultures through dance and music.

Oakengates Theatre
Has a wide range of shows and dance performances to suit all tastes and ages.

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Take a look out Indian Dance Gallery which shows pictures of the Annapurna dance performance at Oakengates Theatre.

Do also take a look at the recent Dance Workshop which was held at Hadley Juniors School in Telford

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Asian communities across the world are known for their rich cultural heritage and so music and dance form a large part of their celebrations.

One of these includes the Indian classical dance forms which have been inspired by ‘Bhakti’ (devotion) and religion.

Initially these dances were usually performed in temples where the themes depicted stories from religious epics and other mythological literature.

But as time went by, these traditions were passed on which saw variations of many dance forms.

This is because they depended largely on the regional customs and its requirements.

Amongst the many forms of classical dance popular within the Asian community all over the world, is the Bharatanatyam.
Shantha Rao the Annapurna Indian dancer.

One such company who specialises in this dance form is the The Annapurna Indian Dance Company from Halifax in Yorkshire.

‘Namaste! Greetings From India’, a celebration of Indian traditions forms their latest exotic offering from the East.

It features graceful Indian classical dances including Bharatnatyam and Khatak, melodious music and stories from Indian mythology performed by an array of dancers in beautiful costumes.

Bharatanatyam and Kathak dances will be performed by Shantha Rao, Sandip Mallick, Meera Patel and Rashmee Attarwala.

Musicians include Debasish Mukherjee on tabla and Baluji Shrivastav on sitar.

This colourful stage spectacle will be taking place at the Oakengates Theatre in Telford, Shropshire on Saturday 15th March 2003. The show will start at 7.30pm.

Tickets which costs £6.00 per person and £4.00 concessions available from the Oakengates Theatre box office on 01952 619020.

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