Crossing Borders. Building Bridges. Breaking Barriers. Opening Doors through music, dance, performance and education.
ShivaNova has a solid track record in providing education programmes for schools, colleges, music and dance students. We believe that participatory activity is central to what we do, and that all workshops should be led by the dancers and musicians themselves, so that, whatever the level of skill of the group, participants can feel part of the performing company, and gain a unique insight into how work is developed and performed.
There is a fundamental link between the creation of performance work and the leading of participatory projects. We run workshops and participatory sessions for a wide range of audiences from schoolchildren through to more challenging workshops geared towards those with a more skilled background. The teaching is, above all, accessible and inspiring, building to a sense of achievement and with an intrinsic element of fun and enjoyment. We also include young girls from culturally diverse backgrounds in our GOGO – Girls Only Global Orchestra project, and we will also be working with young women in our WOW – Women of the World orchestra project.