Kala Sangam’s 25th Birthday Open Day
Friday 26 October
Workshops/Classes from 10am
Celebration Party from 7pm
Join us as we celebrate our 25th birthday in style with a full day of FREE activity that’s perfect for all the family.
During the daytime why not try out one of Kala Sangam’s weekly classes for free? We’ll be offering taster sessions of the fun music, dance, visual arts and Yoga classes that happen here every week. There’ll also be storytelling and interactive activities as part of the Family Learning Festival, that will be perfect to entertain the kids during half term!
At 7pm join us for a glass of fizz as we party into the evening. See some performances specially chosen to reflect the company’s rich history and hear from some of the people who made it all happen – including founder Dr Geetha Upadhyaya.
Whether you’re a lifelong friend of Kala Sangam or you’ve never stepped foot in the building before, don’t miss this opportunity to find out what we’re all about!
Free event – workshop/class spaces are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Classes and Workshops
10am – 11am I Professional Dance Class with Nuno Mesquita
During the session, dancers will develop a physical instinct by engaging in playful exercises both in group and pairs as well as learning patterns designed to make you think and move in a functional way. The session has a heavy influence of floor work and release technique and participants are encouraged to explore their own expressiveness when moving.
Please note: this session is for trained dancers only.
1pm – 1.45pm I Fun family Bhangra with Punjabi Roots Academy
Join PRA for their first fun taster session of their colourful and lively Bhangra classes held every Wednesday at Kala Sangam. Learn some fun dance moves that are suitable for all the family and see what noise you can make playing a Dhol drum!
2pm – 2.45pm I An introduction to Indian dance with Santosh Menon
Kala Sangam’s Bharatanatyam Academy teacher Santosh Menon gives a free family workshop which will be the perfect introduction into the world of classical Indian dance. Learn a routine, try on some bells and experience the magic of Indian dance!
3pm – 3.45pm I Fun family Bhangra with Punjabi Roots Academy
Join PRA for a second fun taster session of their colourful and lively Bhangra classes held every Wednesday at Kala Sangam. Learn some fun dance moves that are suitable for all the family and see what noise you can make playing a Dhol drum!
4pm – 5pm I Open Studio
Every week Kala Sangam plays hosts to artists who are creating new work. To mark our birthday we’re offering a special opportunity to go behind the scenes and see some of this process for yourself. Artists That Ribeiro Company will open the doors to their rehearsal room for you to see them in action and ask any questions you may have!
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