Top 5 Gift Ideas and Activities for Dance Enthusiasts in Chennaiby Amandeep Kaur HUMAN RESOURCE
Chennai is a popular city in Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its rich culture in arts, music, dramas, and of course, dance. Even though it has gained the status of a cosmopolitan city, residents have much respect for their tradition and encourage various dances as an activity. Some of the dance forms practised here are Bharatnatyam, Kavadi, Puravi Attam, Kolakattam, Oyil, Kazhaikoothu, Kummi navasandhi, Kuravaik-koothu, Podikazhi attam, Kummi, Arayar natanam, Bommalattam, etc.
Locals here prefer to learn dance with great passion, and several educational institutions have opened up here to train people into professional dancers. If you have a friend living in the city, he/she may be pursuing at least one of the mentioned dance forms in school or as interest. You can send gifts to Chennai, which can inspire and encourage them to follow up their liking for dance.
Below given are some gift ideas for every dance enthusiast residing in Chennai.
1. Enrolment into a Dance School
A person can learn more than one form of dance, and if your dear ones wish to pursue a dance, why not get them enrolled into a dance school? There are several private and public institutions that teach dance in the city. You can plan a surprise for the gift-receiver. Simplywith a letter of enrolment from the institute, perhaps, sponsor a year’s education?
2. Dance Costume and Makeup
You must be aware that a performance on stage is a big-affair. Right from what the artists wear and how they deck-up, apply makeup, everything comes to notice. Thus, you can select a fine costume and makeup kit that your friend can use for his/her performances. Find out which type of modern or traditional dance the person likes to pursue and select the costume and makeup kit accordingly, and courier these to their address.
3. Accessories for Performance
Not only the dress and makeup, but accessories do matter in dance. The artist has to wear several jewelleries, while some performances include items such as pots (to be held in hand or carried over head, especially in Karagattam), payal (ghoongru or ankle bells), dummy horse (utilized in Poikkal Kudirai Aattam), fake peacock wings (used in Mayil Attam) etc. Thus, a thoughtful gift choice would be accessories for dance. And as you know that Raksha Bandhan is approaching, the mentioned accessories could the best rakhis online for your sister/brother living in Chennai.
4. Ticket to a Dance-Drama Show
Residents in the city often visit art academies to watch dance-dramas. Some of the popular dance-dramas are Harikatha kalakshepam, Bhagavatha mela, and Kuravanji. Why not purchase tickets for the friends and their family to these shows, as a surprise outing on a weekend? It will be an amazing way to strengthen the bond you both share. Do remember to send flowers to Chennai along with these tickets or passes, and make the occasion more special.
5. A Day-Out at Major Cultural Hubs
There are many places in Chennai, which reflect the rich cultural heritage of the city. These sites not only promote music, craft, literature, but also dance. You can book a tour for your folks to some of these places- Dakshinachitra and Cholamandal Artists’ Village (traditional crafts, and arts, depiction of dancers in miniatures and figurines), Kalakshetra (school of Tamil dance forms and performances), Madras Music Academy (organized and holds folk dance and music events), and AVM Studios (film city, where film-sets, and live shooting can be witnessed).
You can either plan a tour to the mentioned places. Or, you may select gifts for a dance-enthusiast living Chennai, from any of the above-given options, and give them a pleasant surprise.
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