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What Imagine Kantha
When Spring 2021
Imagine Kantha has been developed to bring together different communities to share the joy of getting creative using art and movement as well as supporting the emotional health and well-being of participants.
Imagine Kantha is being led by Dance Woking in partnership with Woking Borough Council, Women’s Liaise Centre, Woking and Amina Khayyam Dance Company supported by funding from Big Lottery Awards For All.
Imagine Kantha brings highly experienced artists to work with different community groups in Woking. Visual artist, Bhajan Hunjan, is leading the creative workshops, using a variety of techniques from drawing, painting and printmaking, to help participants create and develop ideas from stories and experiences, from these beginnings ideas come to create the designs. This project is using – print & Kantha stitch, (a traditional form of embroidery), to create visually exciting pieces of art. Keeping up with the tradition of Kantha we love the idea of re-cycling where we can re-use old materials to create something new.
In mid October we came together to deliver our first face to face workshop following careful planning and preparations to make the session Covid19 safe.
Experienced choreographer and dancer, Amina Khayyam is leading the movement element of this project where the stories shared through visual art will be brought to life using Kathak, one of the main traditional Indian forms of classical dance-drama.
Amina led Dance Woking’s Dance Associates in a technical and storytelling workshop in October where she shared her practice to help enable the team learn some of the basics of Kathak.
If you would like to take part in this project please contact Dance Woking’s Education and Outreach Coordinator Ellie by email: firstname.lastname@example.org