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HomeFUSE @ THE LIBRARY: June 11th

[FUSE @ THE LIBRARY: June 11th]

Dance Workshop


Explore Indian & Irish Dance


It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at the Halifax Central Library for a fun filled afternoon of free dance activities. Fuse will be featuring a collaborative dance experience with performers from Diaga Irish Dance school, as well as Darshini Shah and Tanisha Chakma performing Bharatnatyam and Bollywood Indian dance styles. All attendees will be invited to learn the interactive Fuse Flash Mob dance, suitable for all ages and abilities!

Diaga Irish Dance is a school of traditional Irish dance based in Nova Scotia. Established in 2010 by former Riverdance dancer Zeph Caissie, Diaga Irish Dance school has blossomed into a thriving community of dancers and their families. The students of Diaga Irish Dance will perform a soft-shoe and hard-shoe numbers, their troupe will include girls ages 6 and up.

Bharatnatyam is one of the oldest forms of Indian Classical dance. The main components of this dance are rhythm, posture and Mudras (hand symbols). Darshini Shah has over 15 years of experience teaching dance, choreography and performance.

Bollywood dance is a mixture of numerous styles including Indian classical, folk dance, belly dancing, modern, and jazz. With the success of films such as “Slumdog Millionaire,” Bollywood films and dance have taken the world by storm and has now come into the global spotlight. Tanisha Chakma’s teaching focuses on correct posture and cultural authenticity; while Bollywood takes inspirations from various global dance styles, its core is rooted in Indian classical and folk dance forms.

Our Fuse Flash mob will be choreographed by Fuse Artistic Director Maria Osende with moves that are easy to learn and remember. The Fuse Flash Mob is a part of our free dance library series and will be performed at Fuse Festival Canada Day 150 celebration at the Commons. See you there!