Dance academy

Glasgow Dance Academy will host events to celebrate community

A GLASGOW-based dance academy will hold community events to mark the 75th anniversary of Edinburgh’s Fringe festival.

Launched by BEMIS Scotland, Scotland on Tour and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a £50,000 fundraising pot has been opened to ethnic minority led groups, musicians and singers to organize concerts, celebrations and opportunities exciting and diverse performances for the people of their region. this month.

Tarang Dance Academy, which specializes in classical Indian Kathak dance and seeks to overcome cultural, linguistic, mental and physical barriers through sport, was one of eight recipients to benefit from the “Multicultural Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Fund”. ‘ and will organize an event.

Tarang Dance Academy

It will be a showcase of Scottish and Indian music at Maryhill’s Community Central Hall on Saturday, September 24, from 5-8 p.m., bringing together Highland dancers with Bollywood music.

Sudakshina Kundu, Artistic Director of Tarang Dance Academy Glasgow, said: “We will bring together our local talent with professionals from Reeley Jiggered and Hugh School of Dancing.

“We are all delighted to perform on stage, especially after two years of Covid.

“Thank you to Scotland on Tour for this innovative idea, where people will celebrate the Fringe across Scotland after the dark phase due to the pandemic. All the dancers are really excited to perform after so long.”

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Meanwhile, on Sunday, October 2, Bollywood Garba, which will be funded by ticket sales, will take place at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.

Sudakshina said: “The local community will come and celebrate together through Indian Garba dance. We have already sold out all the tickets, so here we will also see post-Covid communities regaining joyful spirits, as they were before. It will be during the time of the Indian Navaratri festivals (where we worship Goddess Durga, good over evil).”

Other groups receiving funding are Africado Events, African Caribbean Society of Scotland, Ando Glaso, Healed Scars Trauma and Abuse Recovery Scotland, Isaro Community Initiative, PKAVS Minority Communities Hub and Up2Stndrd.

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Rami Ousta, Managing Director of BEMIS Scotland, said: “BEMIS strongly believes that our multicultural heritage in Scotland continues to provide a valuable platform to showcase our active citizenship and inclusive national identity as equal Scottish citizens.

“We are definitely committed to improving and nurturing our collaborative relationship with Scotland on Tour and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to facilitate and steadily advance equal participation from diverse communities over the years to come.”