Bhangra Dancing

Saturday 2nd March 1:30pm, Paignton Library, Find Out More
As part of our Day of Dance, Avtar Singh Panesar will be running a Bhangra folk dance workshop.

Namaste! My name is Avtar Singh Panesar. I am from the Punjab region of North India, home of Bhangra folk dance. I grew up listening to Bhangra music legends and watching iconic Bollywood films (from colourful happy sing-a-longs to tragic melodramas) in the Hindi language. When I moved to the south west of England I began community dance-a-longs and cultural workshops in schools to keep in touch with my roots and cultural heritage.At Paignton I will be running a Bhangra folk dance workshop (with a splash of Bollywood).

Get ready to transported to the villages of the Punjab – dancing to the rhythm of the dhol and the streets of Mumbai dancing to masala beasts of Bollywood.

Bhangra & Bollywood dance can be quite strenuous, but I prefer a more gentle pace which builds – we hope you learn something new about India’s rich and diverse culture and have fun.”

WHAT IS BHANGRA DANCING – A fusion of folk dance and music which originates from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. Traditionally a song and dance of the harvest festival. Modern Bhangra music is influenced by western musical styles and features in many Bollywood films.

Anyone of any age and ability welcome to join. Call, visit the library or go to the link above to book your ticket.