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'Roots to Rise': Dance by Nandita Shankardass
'Roots to Rise': Dance by Nandita Shankardass

Sun, 19 May

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London

'Roots to Rise': Dance by Nandita Shankardass

An outdoor sharing of a dance work in progress exploring ancestry, agriculture, ecological activism and wisdom of women.

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Time & Location

19 May 2024, 12:30 – 16:30

London, Townsend Yard, London N6 5JF, UK

About the event

Join us for the first outdoor sharing of a dance work in progress at  the gardens by artist and choreographer Nandita Shankardass, created in  residency at 101 Outdoor Arts - the National Centre for Arts in public  space, in partnership with OmVed Gardens.

'Roots to Rise' (working title) explores ancestry, agriculture,  ecological activism and the inherent wisdom of women, and will be  performed by dancers Anjana Bala, Vidya Patel and Tulani Kayani - Skeef.

Within the partnership, Nandita has facilitated and curated  gatherings and experiences for shared learning, exchange and reflection  at OmVed Gardens leading up to this date, informing her research and  development process. These experiences and the dance work aspire to  build awareness around our contribution to the ecosystem to regenerate  and deepen our relationship to the earth, evoking freedom, resilience  and community.

The sharing will be followed by a Q&A with Nandita and her  collaborators for an opportunity to learn more about the process of  developing the work, plans for the future and to offer feedback and reflections.

Schedule:

Session 1

12:30pm Sharing 

1pm Q&A

Session 2

15:30pm Sharing 

4pm Q&A

*Please book for either session 1 or 2

About the host:

Nandita Shankardass is a performing artist, choreographer, educator, interdisciplinary facilitator and speaker. She is the founder of Welcome Movement® created to generate wellbeing, stimulate creativity and empower freedom of expression through movement and dance. Nandita is a 2024 Seedbed Artist in partnership with OmVed Gardens, supported by 101 Outdoor Arts - the National Centre for Arts in Public Space.

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