Changing Moves, Changing Minds
The Royal Academy of Dance and Marylebone Cricket Club recently took part in a pilot project in partnership with the British Council in India called Changing Moves, Changing Minds. The project was devised to challenge gender stereotypes and open up opportunities for everyone, through integrated dance and sports lessons. The pilot ran between February and May 2018, with 18 teachers and over 250 students benefiting from the project.
RAD Chief Executive, Luke Rittner hailed the programme: “The mission of the Royal Academy of Dance is to advocate for the benefits of dance around the world, so we were delighted to work with Indian teachers and students as part of Changing Moves, Changing Minds. It was fantastic to see teachers across India inspire their students through this project, and to observe the incredible impact the pilot project had in a short space of time.”
The British Council launched Changing Moves, Changing Minds at Chelsea Flower Show with the unveiling of an artisan garden, and they plan to roll-out the project from September 2018. The British Council Garden at Chelsea draws on the UK and India’s shared love of cricket to inspire 100,000 Indian children to follow their dreams. It also marks the 70th anniversary of the British Council in India.
Photo courtesy of the British Council.