Parampara

To mark our 40th anniversary in 2021, we celebrated our impact on dance in Leicester and the development of Indian classical dance in the UK and internationally. Two projects are being delivered: Pancham and Parampara. We are grateful for support for this work from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, Curve Theatre and Leicester City Council. 

 

Parampara means ‘heritage’ or ‘tradition’ in Hindi. This project, which is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, has collected written memories of traditional Indian dance in Leicester, and videos of recollections including from ex-CICD students. An online film will be made including these, telling the 40-year story of the Centre for Indian Classical Dance, decade by decade. It is hoped that the videos will be deposited with the Media Archive for Central England, and sound recordings from them with the East Midlands Oral History Archive.

The written memories and film will be publicly launched later in 2021 and will be available on this website and on our you-tube channel. The launch will include an interview with Nilima Devi MBE, an international Kathak dancer and founder of CICD.


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