Indian Letters: Sustainability Workshop

Sustainability workshop sponsored by US Dep't of State featuring guest artist Amar Ramasar of New York City Ballet (Chennai, India, 2019)

As part of the project Indian Letters, Preeti Vasudevan and Amar Ramasar traveled to India on a grant awarded by the US Consulate, Chennai India in the summer of 2019. As part of their award, they did a workshop on sustainability in Chennai to middle and high school children in Besant High School in Kalakshetra. Preeti and Amar made a connection of the human body and expression with relation to water bodies. Analogies were drawn between how sustainability matters for the future of our river systems and our own bodies by what we put in each of them and therefore how it impacts the output. Also, learning historical and old stories from other cultures was emphasized to build a more harmonious and sustainable world community. This was a 3 hour-long dance and storytelling workshop with active participation from students and teachers.