Dance and Music in Education 1990 – Report

Series nameEducation

In 1990, Baluji Shrivastav participated in a large education project. These images form an extract of Southern Arts’ 1990 report and evaluation on their Dance and Music in Education Project. Four dancers and three musicians worked on the project which involved the exploration of two dance traditions – Bharata Natyam and European Ballet. The dancers were Unikrishnan and Pushkala Gopal, Stephen Long and Jennifer Jackson. The musicians involved were Baluji Shrivastav on Sitar, who also gave musical direction, Nick Wiltshire on tabla and Kevin Darvas, pianist. The Dance and Music in Education project toured 12 schools from five Local Education Authorities. The images from the report and evaluation provide background details to the project and include some images of Baluji working with the pupils.

Date of Creation / Publication1990
CreatorSouthern Arts
Associated Person/ OrganisationShrivastav, Baluji
Collection and Reference NumberBaluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)
Catalogue NumberBS/ED/1
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav
Series notesBaluji Shrivastav began teaching fellow students at the age of nine years old, when he was given the responsibility to conduct the school orchestra in India. Much later, when he came to London in the early eighties, Baluji was asked to facilitate workshops for children in schools and colleges, not only teaching Indian classical music, but also by using his music as a tool for participants to engage in dance, drama and art activities. Baluji has also worked with universities in creating modules for music degree courses, and has assisted in teacher training for music at national curriculum level.

This grouping gives an overview of Baluji's work within education, and includes items such as certificates, images and reports.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Baluji Shrivastav Collection falls into several categories relating to Baluji's work: classical music, new music, fusion, education, and theatre. The digitised items include photographs, concert flyers and posters, extracts of theatre programmes and education related documents.