Friday, 1 June 2012

World Record Indian Dance event in celebration of London 2012


A world record attempt for largest Bhangra and Giddha dance will be made on 30th June 2012 at Victoria Park, Smethwick, when 2012 people come together in celebration of the London 2012 Oylmpic and Paralympic Games.

The attempt is part of Lawk Naach, the largest Cultural Olympiad project in the West Midlands, run by Dance Sansaar. Over 8 months, 24,000 people of all ages and cultural backgrounds have taken part in Indian dance workshops around Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Solihull, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and Worcester.

2012 of these people will now come together for a grand finale event, setting a new Guinness World Record. There will also be a showcase of cultural and community arts from across the region with performances of various genres, from Samba to Street Dance and Bhangra to Bollywood!

Lawk Naach is part of Dancing for the Games, which is inspired by London 2012 and part of the Cultural Olympiad in the West Midlands. It has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, which is creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK, as well as Arts Council England and Advantage West Midlands.

Harvi Malhi, Managing Director of Dance Sansaar, said: "We’re so excited to see so many people taking part in Bhangra and Giddha dance. People from across the region have embraced the Lawk Naach project as an opportunity to promote the Midlands as a culturally diverse region which prides itself on its multi-faith population. It’s humbling to realise that Lawk Naach has had such a profound impact in our region."

The World record attempt will take place at the Sandwell and Birmingham Mela, this two day event is the West Midlands biggest Asian Mela.

For more information contact Harvi on 07970701222 or harvi@dancesansaar.com

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