Event Description

Rosette Farrugia-Bonello was invited to visit ‘Senior Express’.  This organisation was founded in 2013 by INIA’s alumni Dr. Nidhi Mishra. The mission of ‘Senior Express’ is to promote active ageing and intergenerational bonding through projects carried out with people of all ages. One of the projects carried out is Kathak – dancing for all ages led by professional dancer Shrungali Paranjape. She spoke about the project and about the benefits of Kathak for older people, through the special movements that the dance entails. Kathak is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. Its origins are traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers. Rosette Farrugia-Bonello met also with some of the students, whose ages ranged between 8 years and 65 years, who performed a number of Kathak moves.