Folk Dance Workshop

at Shogi School, Nunna

At Shriram Foundation, we strongly believe in the holistic development of the child. Hence, our focus has been on academic excellence as well as all-round development through participation in extra-curricular activities.

On February 4, 2017, Mr. Lokesh Raj, from Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai conducted a folk dance workshop for the dance faculty of the Mission 100 schools at Shoghi School, Nunna. In the day-long workshop, he trained the teachers for different folk dance forms including Tippani, Dandiya Raas and Manjira.

The Tippani dance form is a folk dance that originated in Saurashtra. Here the dancers sync their foot movements with that of a ‘tippani’ (long bamboo rod) held in their hands. The Dandiya Raas dance is also a popular Gujarati and Rajasthani dance form in which the dancers use a pair of sticks and dance to a fast beat. In the Manjira dance the dancers perform movements holding the manjira (a pair of brass plates) and syncing its sound to the beat of the music.