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CREATIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS

With the focus of connecting with various communities through participatory arts projects, Aruna Gandhi is currently engaged in the facilitation of 'Creative Movement' dance workshops. Catering to people of all ages and tailor made for each focus group, the workshops are creatively engaging, challenging and fun. Inspired by the Indian-classical dance style of Bharatanatyam, the sessions feature gentle warm-up exercises and develop into an exploration of hand-gestures, rhythmic movements, role-play, story-telling, group movement patterns, response to music and much more...The workshops are suitably adapted for children, mums & bubs, adults, student groups, women's groups, people with disabilities and seniors. 

'Dancing my Dreams' a community arts project was facilitated by Aruna between October 2016 - March 2017. The project involved a series of dance workshops for women, culminating in a showcase performance at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Performance Space) on March 24th, 2017. Project partners were Liverpool City Council, Settlement Services International (SSI) and SEVA International Inc. 

Aruna facilitated a series of workshops titled, ‘I heart my Body’ for women with varied abilities (Oct.2015 – March 2016). The project won the ‘Social Change through Creativity’ grant from Fairfield City Council. The workshops culminated in a ‘Creative Forum’ on March 5th, 2016 in Cabramatta, to mark International Women’s Day. The project partners were CORECS, Cabramatta and SEVA International Inc.,

Aruna has facilitated workshops for the 'Family Creative Hub' at Information & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta; for Ashfield Council (Primary School students), for HeART Links Program (Primary schools in Bankstown), for Settlement Services International (Refugee women's group), Liverpool Library (Auslan Group), Community Education and Arts Development Centre, TAFE NSW (Adult student group) and at a National Women’s forum, hosted by ISKCON.

To organise a workshop or if you wish to participate in a workshop, please email: arunagmn@gmail.com

 Media report on a workshop for women at SSI:
https://www.ssi.org.au/news/ssi-news-blog/652-refugee-women-express-themselves-through-dance