FREE Global Online Event
Sunday 22nd August 2021
2pm till 7pm BST
(All times are in BST (British Summer Time))
Dr Honey Kalaria
Honey’s achievements include receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Arts & Best Bollywood International Artist Award, Advisory Member of the National Dance Council; Ambassador to the Duke Of Edinburgh Award.
Dance as a Healing art
Jigar & Suhrad Soni
Jigar Soni & Suhrad Soni
Energy of Raas and Garba
Wai Ching Lee
Dame Rev. Dr. Wai Ching Lee
Dancing with the Divine
Sheikh Washim Raja
Gaudiya Nritya – The dance of Bengal
Washim is an upcoming young vibrant classical dancer who left his successful legal career for the sake of dance. Having training in multiple Classical, Traditional and Folk-Art forms of India his initial training started at the age of eight with Bharatanatyam which he continued for more than 7 years and continuing with it he was privileged enough to have come across Dr/Prof Guru Mahua Mukherjee’s gurukul and devoted his complete self into Gaudiya Nritya, the dance of Bengal which is majorly based on Vaishnavism.
He also started learning Kuchipudi periodically at the EZCC Ministry of Culture under Guru Baijanti Kashi. Presently Washim is residing in Delhi and pursuing both Gaudiya and Kuchipudi dance towards becoming a full-time classical dancer.
He has performed on numberless prestigious platforms along with his renowned Guru Dr/Prof Mahua Mukherjee but being a soloist, he has been able to perform on various platforms at a national and international level.
Dance and Drum from Dakar
Abdou plans to share his contagious energy through live drumming and dance, and speak about the social context of Sabar dance in Senegal.
Happiness through Dance
Life is a Dance
Patrick Conrad LaCroix
From the halls of government, to the walls of the most prestigious Colleges and Universities, to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 Businesses, Culinary Arts Chef, Cultural Ambassador Patrick Conrad Lacroix storied Culture Creator for 30+ years, an accomplished choreographer, singer, food + folklore analyst, a poet and a writer health-conscious Soulful Kreyol Haitian Cuisine on the road lives one spoon at a time.
Enjoy a journey into the folklore, the Music and the soulful cuisine of Haiti AT THE TABLE with Chef Patrick Conrad Lacroix
Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya
Sacred Dance of Nepal
Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya is a priest of one of the Vajrayana Buddhist lineages of Nepal and a ritual master both of the Charya Nritya dance tradition and other ritual forms performed by the Newar Vajracharya lineage. He began his training in Charya Nritya, Newar Buddhism from at eight years old, receiving formal instruction mainly from his father, the Buddhist scholar and ritual master Ratna Kaji Vajracharya.
Prajwal Vajracharya is now the premier teacher, practitioner, and performer of the tradition and is a veteran of several world tours with beginning and advanced students around the globe. He founded Dance Mandal 1996 Foundation for Sacred Buddhist Arts of Nepal to preserve and expand this rare art form and its related traditions. With the survival of this sacred ritual dance threatened by modernization,
Prajwal and Helen Appell founded Nritya Mandala Mahavihara 2009 in Portland Oregon, a center for study and practice of Newar Buddhism. He lives in Portland Oregon and regularly offers community rituals, workshops, ceremonies, transmissions and meditation retreats.
Dance and Spirituality
Arunima Kumar is one of Britain’s most celebrated, award winning Kuchipudi dancer, teacher, choreographer, and a strong advocate for Diversity and Inclusion. She is the Founder/Artistic Director of Britain’s largest Kuchipudi institution with over 150 students across 5 countries. Arunima is the recipient of the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskaar, awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi (President of India)2010, FICCI FLO award 2017, Global Icon award 2018, Stardust award for Arts 2019 and many more.
Arunima is an empaneled established artist of ICCR, Ministry of External Affairs and has represented India as a cultural Ambassador in over 2000 performances with over 2 million audiences across 50+ countries at historic sites, including for the India UK year of Culture at Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty the Queen produced by Akademi, for Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Wembley and Science Museum, Olympics torch parade 2012, Rashtrapati Bhawan for former Late President Abdul Kalam, Khajuraho festival, Namaste Stockholm, and many other prestigious venues.
Tribute to Ruth St. Denis
Sharron Rose, M.A. Ed., president of Sacred Mysteries Productions, is a filmmaker, choreographer, composer, author and teacher. As a scholar in world dance, music and religion, her training and research includes ballet, modern dance, Kathak, Middle Eastern, Flamenco and African dance. She is also known for her unique reconstruction of the dance, music and ritual of Ancient Egypt. She has received grants and awards for her work including a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to conduct extensive research into the art, culture and spiritual traditions of North India where she became the first American disciple of Kathak Queen Sitara Devi.
Sharron has lectured, performed and presented her films in numerous universities, spiritual centers, cultural organizations and museums and was a consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of The Path of the Priestess: A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine. and is currently completing a cd, The Nectar of Bliss dedicated to the healing power of the Divine Feminine in cultures throughout the world.
Technical Director – Nishit Kotak
Creative Director – Sarita Menon
Production Director – Dr Honey Kalaria
Host Director – Simran Ahuja
Media Team – Kesh Morjaria and Anita Nomula
Host Team Dr Honey Kalaria and Sharron Rose
Back Up Team – Sarita Menon, Dr Lalit Sodha, Ravi & Sushma Bhanot, Renu Gidoomal, Meena Trivedy, Dr Milen Shah, Saivani Samboo, Shivali Ruparelia,Dr Sheila Dobee ,Dr Honey Kalaria, Mallesh Kota, Shivani Vithlani and Deepa Vitlhani
Facilitator Team –Sharron Rose, Nabanita Das and Dr Kalaria
Channel Partners – Hindu Forum of Europe, MentalHealth_Connect, Hindu Matters in Britain, Enrich TV, Diwali In London, Simran Ahuja Official, Sanskruti , Honey Kalaria Official, Bhakti Sagar TV,Sunrise Radio UK plus others.