KALA SANGAM invites people to take a step into the world of South Asian dance on Saturday, May 12.

Dance Discoveries will be an evening of high-quality performances designed to be the perfect introduction to traditional, classical Indian dance styles.

Kala Sangam creative producer Alex Croft said: “When we spoke to our audiences we realised that many people were curious about our traditional South Asian dance performances but somehow felt they ‘weren’t for them’.

“This programme is specifically designed to break down those barriers. Everyone is welcome and audiences will get a chance to hear about each dance style and ask questions in a friendly atmosphere.

“It’s not just for those new to South Asian dance though, we’ve got some of the very best performers in the UK coming so it will be a real treat for all South Asian dance lovers.”

The evening’s programme will introduce audiences to dance styles such as Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi, explaining the intricacies and histories of each of the art forms before audiences get a chance to see them in action.

Performers include renowned Bradford-based dancer Santosh Menon, award-winning London-based performer Pracheeti Dange, and Kuchipudi expert Vrata Chigateri.

Alex said: “Whether you have a lifelong love of South Asian dance or you don’t know your Kathak from your Kathakali join Kala Sangam for Dance Discoveries.”

Visit kalasangam.org/dancediscoveries or call 01274 303340 to book tickets.

Kala Sangam is an intercultural arts hub based in Bradford city centre which reflects the diversity of contemporary Britain through the work it presents, the artists it supports and the communities it serves.