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.
Our workshop fees are much lower than other companies in the region. We are a national Performing Arts company based in Kent and we run high-quality Music and Dance workshops, and as we have Arts Council Funding as well as KCC funding we can offer the following at subsidised rates for Black History Month and "International and World Week" as well as for Diwali and Tihar celebrations and Multicultural parents' evenings.
Bollywood dance workshops for young people as well as adults
Asian Drumming/Dhol workshops/tabla workshops
African dance and drumming workshops
Salsa/ Latin/Samba dance workshops
Gypsy Roma Music and dance workhops
Our tutors are highly experienced and include professionals that have reached the finals on
the "Dance like Michael" TV show.
Below are some referrals from those who have used us recently.....
What people have said about our workshops and some images
Some of the range of musical styles on
Our schools workshops offer distinct benefits for both pupils and teachers.
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We can offer pre-taster sessions and long-term projects, as well as more flexible programmes of workshops that can be tailor-made to the specific skills and needs of each group. ShivaNova has a solid track record in providing educations programmes for all types of young people including schools, youth clubs, community centres and colleges.
Last update - Jan 20th 2015
ShivaNova is a dimension of new musical excitement, bringing together virtuoso improvising musicians from Europe, Asia and Africa. The creation of Priti Paintal, ShivaNova's music integrates elements of jazz, classical, Asian, ambient and club dance styles to create a sound-world that is immediately accessible yet completely unique. Instruments used by ShivaNova include sitar, sarod, Indian and Middle Easter harps, voice, tabla, Indian and Western violins, cello, piano/keyboards, saxophone, flutes, percussion, African kora and drums and Chinese instruments.