Traditional Performing Arts in Education

Tamil Heritage Group - Chennai

Programme for the month of September
will feature an illustrated talk, titled
“Traditional Performing Arts in Education”
Ms V. R. Devika
of Aseema Trust
on 5th September (Saturday) 2009 at 05.30 pm
at  Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya Campus,
58 Venkatanarayana Road,
T.Nagar, Chennai 600 017

Kindy note the change in time:
The programme starts at 5-30 PM instead of 5-00 PM

About the programme
Traditional performing arts have always been means of communication of messages. V. R. Devika shares the lessons she learnt from the forms of Bharathanatyam, Therukoothu, Devarattam and other forms for use in teaching in the classroom.

About the speaker
V.R.Devika began her career as a school teacher in 1973. In 1985 she joined the Madras Crafts Foundation as Director (Education and Culture) and brought traditional performing arts in assembly demonstrations and workshops for over two hundred schools. She continues as a member of advisory council of Madras Craft Foundation and its project Dakshinachitra heritage centre. She is a regular contributor to leading publications. In 1996, she founded The Aseema Trust to link performing arts and education and the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi through teaching of the spinning on the Charkha to school students and others in a project called "Spin a Yarn". She is also the cultural coordinator of Prakriti Foundation.

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