Project information

'Meera' dance drama

'Meera' is a dance drama charting the story of the legendary Rajput Princess, Poetess Meerabai - a devotee of Lord Krishna.. The Big Idea of the project is to give a cultural experience to various communities through a National tour and raising awareness of the cultural heritage of India.

More than a year

Charity information: SUBRANG ARTS

SUBRANG ARTS logo
  • Need

    Need

    The project is trying to foster an appreciation and awareness of the rich cultural heritage of the Indian Sub-Continent. Many second generation British Asians donot know the mythological stories. The younger generation is not aware of the philosophy of devotion and love of legendary figures like Meerabai.

    Solution

    The project will involve a caste of more than 50 participants of all age groups who will take part in this theatrical production . The production is on a National Tour reaching out to various communities. Through this production, people will become aware of the mythological stories of the Indian Sub-Continent and become aware of its rich heritage. Through dance and drama, youngsters will have performing opportunities which will nurture their talents, give them self confidence

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Foster an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the Indian Sub-Continent

    Activities

    » Stage a theatrical dance drama production involving a caste of more than 50 participants of all age groups.

    Success will be...attendace of more than 2000 people from various communities who witness the dance drama production.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will raise awareness of the mythological stories of the Indian Sub-Continent. We will monitor the number of people attending our shows and appreciating our production. Positive feedback from these audiences will demonstrate the project's success. Participants will show more confidence, develop creative skills of dance and drama and become more aware of the historical stories of their motherland.

    Risk

    The risk is that people would not attend the productions and not appreciate the efforts put in by the youngsters. Other risk is that people will not understand the cultural significance of the story.
    We have introduced English narration in the dance drama, spo that non english speaking audiences can understand the storyline.We have marketed the production to a wider audience and made communities aware of the hard work put in by the youngsters.

    Reporting

    We will update the full schedule of various performances to our donors every month.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £51,600

    Loading graph....
      Amount Heading Description
      £36,000 travel costs coach and air fares for the caste
      £9,000 multi media multi media projections
      £3,600 rehearsal costs Hall Hire costs for rehearsals
      £3,000 refreshments Refreshments for participants

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Grassroots Fund £1,800 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    London Borough of Sutton and Croydon

    Beneficiaries

    People of all age groups, all communities will have a cultural experience through this theatrical production

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a track record of delivering high quality dance drama poroductions. Our students have trained with us for a number of years. We have a strong voluntary team of helpers, committee members who are able to help deliver this project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Harsha Amin

    She is the Artistic Choreographer of the project.

    Lata Desai

    She is the Leader of the group who motivates the caste and liases with various organisations to showcase the production in their communities.

It is indeed commendable that Subrang is promoting the rich cultural heritage

Mrs Monika Mohta - Nehru Centre