Two performers are stood facing each other with their arms in the air. They are dressed in colourful outfits and are surrounded by the audience.
Past Event
Children & Family

Choogh Choogh

Tue 20 Feb 2024
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All aboard for a delightful train journey through India in a show combining classical Indian dance with contemporary movement, theatre and play.

Inspired by the joy of travelling through India on a train, Choogh Choogh shares a world full of colour, invention and flow.

The performers weave a travelling tapestry with scarves: steam, railway tracks, turbans, train windows, camels, elephants and so much more!

The soundscape is rich with the sounds of the train, hawkers, festivals, musicians, ambient sounds of rivers, jungles and cities.

This show is an exploration of just how much we can see and imagine, together, as the train choogh chooghs on.

Each performance is followed by a short stay-and-play session for you to enjoy if you wish.

Beeja was started by Anusha Subramanyam – dancer, choreographer, teacher and dance movement therapist – who is seen as one of the most exciting exponents of bharatanatyam working ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ of its tradition. Her work is trans-cultural and inter-generational.

Part of Little Big Dance Festival

Make a day of it

Book on to a Playmakes craft workshop before the show. Sessions take place at 11.30-12.15 and 2.00-2.45pm.