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Children Coverage Detail

Year Female Male Total
2009-10 28 21 49
2010-11 115 96 211
2011-12 50 156 206
2012-13 150 231 381
2013-14 108  181 289
2014-15 99 127 226

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Theatre Trainings

In collaboration with the Karnataka Folk Dance Team, Sparsha offers theatre trainings to 20-25 children during 10 to 30 days in the villages where they will be immersed in the folk culture. Boys and girls learn folk dance, drama and music from famous artists and play a significant role in developing or adapting the script, designing costumes, etc. At the end of the training, the children perform in several places in Bangalore (private companies and government programs) and the majority of them is also playing in TV shows.

    Boys are performing Kamsale dance and Veera Gase, and girls learn how to perform Dollu Kunitha:
  • Kamsale is a famous folk dance of Karnataka. It is named after the instrument held in the hands of the dancer. The instrument is composed of a cymbal held in one hand and a bronze disc in the other. The main element is the rhythmic clang, which blends with the melodious music of the Mahadeeshvara epic. The instruments, in the course of the vigorous rhythmic beatings, are moved around the body of the dancer in innumerable patterns manifesting both skill and art. In a group movement, the dancer provides the vision of a series of offensive and defensive manoeuvres.
  • Veera Gase is a dance form prevalent in the state of Karnataka. It is a vigorous dance based on Hindu mythology and involves very intense energy-sapping dance movements. Veera Gase is one of the dances demonstrated in the Dasara procession held in Mysore. This dance is performed during festivals and mainly in the Hindu months of Shravana and Karthika.
  • Dollu Kunitha is a famous folk dance of Karnataka, a popular drum dance. In the dance, large drums are adorned with coloured clothes and hang around the necks of the dancers. The songs used in this dance usually have folk and battle fervour. The main emphasis is on quick and light movements of the feet and the legs.

In addition to the dancing, they also learn acting and perform street plays such as Cinderella, and awareness skits about health issues.