Spinning the Yarn of Liberation: The Mahatma, by Dr V.R Devika

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Gandhi Jeyanti Celebrations by Apsaras Arts Dance Company
in collaboration with Indian High Commission Singapore celebrating Indian at 75.

Spinning the Yarn of Liberation: The Mahatma, by Dr V.R Devika
Special storytelling on Gandhi Jayanti this Saturday, October 2. Mahatma Gandhi’s symbolism through Charkha spinning and cleanliness seva for creating self-reliance and self-respect will be explored through anecdotes, stories, music, dance, visuals, and spinning on the box Chakra.

About the Presenter:
Dr. V.R. Devika : Founder and Managing trustee of The Aseema Trust, a nonprofit organization for linking traditional performing arts and education and Mahatma Gandhi and education, is a well-known cultural activist who has a passion for performing arts and education. Devika’s Ph.D thesis is on “Gandhian communication for transformation: Philosophical issues and dimensions” from the Department of Philosophy, University of Madras. She conducts regular workshops on Charkha-spinning, peace education and communication skills for students and teachers.
She has learnt Bharatanatyam from The Dhananjayans and has researched folk forms. She gives lectures on the theory and practice of the dance and culture of India. She is a well-known storyteller and author of several books. She has been associated with Apsaras Arts over the years and has been presenter/speaker at IPAC – Indian Performing Arts Convention.

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