Here is a video of Puja Kumari in the process of making one of her creations:
INCLUSIVE DANCE AND MOVEMENT
It was always a dream at Shishur Sevay to have a program of dance in which the children with disabilities could fully participate and dance with their sisters. On February 21st, 2014 the Shishur Sevay Inclusive Dance Team performed at the closing ceremony of a theatre competition at Jadavpur University, where they received a standing ovation. Here’re the YouTube links to the performance:
EKLA CHOLO RE
The audience began to clap to the music and the girls received a standing ovation.
In 2016 the Shishur Sevay Inclusive Dance team performed their first inclusive dance Drama
DREAMING WISHES FOR PRINCE DOBU
Three times a week the girls dance in our Dance and Movement program. The five older girls also study at Mamata Shankar’s Dance Academy. This year for their yearly performance they choreographed their own dance that featured each doing a different style. They are learning dance in the style of Uday Shankar, which is a fusion of East and West. To help them understand, we showed You Tube videos of Uday Shankar and studied the origins of this style of dance.
At present only the girls living at Shishur Sevay are in the school, but this is a scalable prototype and we hope that in the future more children would benefit from this.