Dance Sansaar

The Sansaar family began in 1984 when Nachda Sansaar Punjabi Folk Dancers based in Birmingham were established. “Nachda” meaning “dancing” and Sansaar meaning “world”.

Nachda Sansaar, whose original members were born and bred in Birmingham, are one of the most high profile Bhangra groups in the UK. They have won the International Bhangra Dance competition held in Chicago USA for two consecutive years and have represented the UK at many prestigious events including The Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

 

Dance Sansaar, part of the Sansaar Family, was founded in Birmingham in 2004 and has since worked with over 300,000 people from all walks of life.  Their reputation for delivering enjoyable, memorable and interactive dance workshops, seminars and online resources has made Dance Sansaar the organisation of choice when it comes to Punjabi cultural experiences.

 

Dance Sansaar have had the pleasure of working with some of the city's most respected companies - with Birmingham Royal Ballet they have delivered interactive workshops within local schools to fuse Bhangra and Ballet and with Birmingham Repertory Theatre the young actors experienced and incorporated Bhangra, Bollywood and Dhol drumming to give Romeo and Juliet a truly Eastern experience.

 

As well as Nachda Sansaar and Dance Sansaar other groups belonging to the Sansaar Family are...

 

Giddha Sansaar -  a vibrant and eclectic mix of young women who have a vivacious appetite for the traditional Punjabi art they represent - Giddha.

Nachda Sansaar Juniors - a team of over 50 children who receive guidance, teaching and choreography from the Nachda Sansaar senior team. Some of the junior team members have gone on to join and perform with the senior team.

Dhol Sansaar - the newest member of the Sansaar family Dhol Sansaar was set up in 2011.  “Dhol” meaning Drum is the main rhythm provider for Lawk Naach. 

 

Lawk Naach

As part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme Dance Sansaar delivered the “Lawk Naach” Project, translated as ‘People Dancing’. This encapsulated several kinds of dance moves, supporting music and song –  a fundamental part of Punjabi culture.

 

The two main dances are Bhangra, traditionally the male art form, and Giddha the female art form.  Having engaged well over 24,000 people directly in dance discovery workshops, the Lawk Naach Project has affirmed its position as the largest dance project the West Midlands has ever seen. 

 


 

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Dance in Birmingham is diverse, from contemporary to classical and covering an array of cultures.  Festivals include the International Dance Festival Birmingham - a major biennial event produced by DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome; it is already one of the largest dance festivals in the world and is unique in its diversity and internationalism.  The Eastern Electronic Festival produced by Shaanti showcases new-music performances by British Asian artists both locally and overseas, from traditional to contemporary.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre (previous collaborators with Dance Sansaar) are this year celebrating their 100 birthday, they will return to their newly refurbished home in September, next to the new Library of Birmingham.  The REP is renowned for exciting, innovative and diverse theatre as well as staging family and Christmas favorites.  You can see a full run down of Birmingham and the region's theatre offering here.

Enjoy dancing? Looking for a new challenge? RoguePlay's weekly Contemporary Dance class is perfect for you! Create a routine using rhythms, co-ordination, performance and flexibility. Learn some new skills and get a fun physical workout while you do it!

 

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