Presented by Thresh Dance, the ‘Red Curtain Project‘ is dedicated to sharing stories from around the world through music and dance inspired by Indian classical artforms.
Born during the Covid lockdowns in New York City, these innovative digital stories performed by award-winning choreographer Preeti Vasudevan highlight universal tenets, inspiring children to see connection and unity between cultures.
eShe is the proud media partner for the Red Curtain Project.
Click here to view the visual story Lights for Gita, based on the book by Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Alice Priestly and published by Second Story Press.
Lights for Gita is a delightful story celebrating Diwali. Through the story of young Gita, who has immigrated to cold and wintery Canada from the tropical warmth of India, we discover what it means to dispel darkness and find true light within each of us and how we can make new homes in unknown countries, integrating meaningful customs from our heritage in celebration of diversity.
The link also carries the ‘Storyteller’s Toolkit’ with explanations for the various mudras (hand and body positions) used in the visual story. Children will love trying these out for themselves!
You can also view the video on YouTube.
Stay tuned for more visual stories from the Red Curtain Project here on eShe.
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