Bharati Kemraj, Bharati Dance Academy founder, showcased henna art designs and several Bollywood and semi-classical dance performances as community members and youth watched the documentary ‘Let’s Get the Rhythm’ about hand-clapping games performed by young girls, an art that incorporates verbal dexterity with interlocking rhythmic hand patterns
Women Telling Stories Through Movement
Bharati Kemraj (front, c) and her students (l-r) Aum Gopal, Sarah Dilchand, Ivelisse Arroyo, Rebecca Persaud and Christine Garmendiz prepared for a Bollywood dance performance.
The Bronx Music Heritage Center and City Lore recently hosted the ‘Bronx Rising! Talk to the Hand: Women Telling Stories Through Movement’ event featuring many hand art forms through which women around the world express themselves and tell their stories and the documentary ‘Let’s Get the Rhythm’ about hand-clapping games performed.