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Year 3 and 5 - Diwali Workshop

The most well known story told during Diwali celebrations is in the Ramayana, the great Hindu epic about prince Rama and his wife Sita. This important literary work has been shared orally and through dance for centuries.

Led by a West End choreographer, the children in Year 3 and 5 vividly imagined and physically embodied the different roles, dramatic situations and actions of the main characters in the Ramayana as they retold elements of this epic story through dance.

Diwali is embraced by a number of religions and is a metaphor for the idea of selfimprovement. By retelling the famous story through dance, children improved their cultural understanding and confidence in self-expression.