Outreach and Education

Divya’s experience in tailoring target specific workshops covers the following mediums- schools, University, Dance professionals and Community groups.

  • Was invited to speak at MakerMonday session at Birmingham Open Media- April 2016.

  • Delivered an Indian culture and dance workshop at Bedford School.

  • Delivered an interactive dance based activity for University of Hertfordshire.

  • Was part of community project titled ‘Our Country’ by Stevenage World Forum that targeted bespoke dance workshops for a host of schools in and around Stevenage.

  • Presented Bollywood and Bharatanatyam workshop for HighField School, Letchworth.

  • Facilitated Bharatanatyam workshop for young kids at The Hat Factory, Luton.

  • Presented South Asian Dance movement-based lecture session for dance undergraduates at Roehampton University.

  • Presented my part practice, part research paper on South Asian Dance movement analysis for the postgraduate choreography students at Roehampton University.

  • Was invited to host a ‘kathak’ dance wokshop for commercial dance professionals in Madrid, Spain.

  • Was invited to create a choreographic piece with the 2nd and 3rd year dance students at University Campus’ Ipswich dance company- Forefront Dance during February –March, 2013 followed by a workshop in November 2013.

Teaching

Divya also teaches regularly in Stevenage and Peterborough with some of her students having showcased their talents in the past at the following events.

  • Part of a curtain raiser performance at Colchester Arts Centre in July 2013.

  • Pagrav Dance Company’s showcase- July 2010- presented ‘Celebration’.

  • Brentwood Council’s competition in October 2010.

  • Divya kasturi’s Students Showcase event at Gordon Craig Theatre in October 2011.

  • Performed for World Tamil Forum’s Tamil New Years Day celebrations in Croydon on 14th April 2012, 2013.

  • Divya’s young students Bruhashmy Gajan won the second prize in the Salangai Vinodham competition in September 2012.

  • Performed ‘Vandana’ at Gordon Craig Theatre for Stevenage World Forum’s ‘Celebrate’ event in October 2012.

  • Performed for North Hertfordshire Ethnic Minority annual meeting in Hitchin in November 2012.

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