Natyanjali Dance School: Chilanka Pooja

Date:Sun 30 Jun
Time:4.45 pm (doors) | 5pm show

After a successful Arangettram at Aberdeen Scotland, Natyanjali Dance School is proud to bring to you the ‘Chilanka Pooja’ recital of it's Cambridge Batch. Natyanjali Dance School is a performing arts school, with centres in Cambridge and Sawston, where we train children and adults in the South Indian dance Form of Bharatanatyam.

Chilanka pooja literally means ‘worshipping anklets’. In Bharathanatyam, anklets (chilanka) are considered sacred. Students of dance do Chilanka pooja after atleast 3 – 4 years of training, and provided the teacher thinks that he/she is ready physically and mentally to perform a formal dance recital. This is one of the major milestones in a dancer’s life. This is the first time the girls will formally do a dance repertoire wearing their “chilankas” to live Carnatic music. To qualify for this milestone, the dancers should have the basic knowledge of the artform and rhythm. They will step into the world of storytelling through this process and make use of the art form’s rich vocabulary of hand gestures and body language to facilitate the same.

On behalf of Natyanjali, its Artistic Director and Bharatanatyam teacher, Divya Ramkumar, would like to humbly invite you to her students’ showcase.

Tickets are free but you do need to book in advance.

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Suitable for all ages.

Duration: 2 hours + 10 minute interval

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.