1. Instructional PowerPoint

Invite students to create an instructional Powerpoint with film clips and information about:
  • a specific Indian dance tradition such as Kathak, bhangra or Kummi
  • how a music clip has fused Western and Indian traditions
  • the work of a specific Indian choreographer (see Resource sheet 2 for ideas)

2. Focus on Film

The abundance of YouTube clips provide opportunities for students to work with teh following films: Bride and Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice, Bend It Like Beckham and Monsoon Wedding.

Students may consider:
  • further examples of fusion of Indian and Western cultures
  • how gender is explored through movement, costume and other techniques
  • choreography for film
  • costume and music for dance

Note that the resource Film Asia includes teaching and learning activities about the film Monsoon Wedding.