Celebrating International Dance Day

Brightly coloured dancers graced the stage to celebrate International Dance Day.

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017, 2:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:45 pm
Dancers in action during the show
 
Swati Dance Company celebrates International Dance Day at Preston's College, Fulwood
Dancers in action during the show Swati Dance Company celebrates International Dance Day at Preston's College, Fulwood

Members of Swati Youth Dance showcased their talents during a performance at Preston’s College.

Dr Swati Raut, artistic director of Swati Dance Company, said: “Our evening celebrated the magnificent splendour of classical Indian dance to mark International Dance Day. Swati Dance Company has been providing training to young dancers for a number of years. We mentor young dancers to become teachers and performers of the future through Swati Youth Dance, which was the first classical Indian dance company to be selected to perform at U-Dance England. We use the vocabulary of Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance form) in our choreography and we have been successful in a grant from The Arts Council England to work on Half of Me, based on a play written by Satinder Kaur Chohan.”

Dance Teacher Swati Raut

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