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The Dancing Monks of Majuli Island

The monks of Majuli come from a beautiful monastery on the island of Majuli in the Brahmaputra River, North East India and worship Krishna through music and dance. For over 600 years, they have cultivated a form of dance-drama known as Sattriya that is still thriving today. In 2000, the government of India recognised it as a ‘Classical Indian Dance Form’.

Their vast repertoire includes drama, dance, song and a special form of choreographed yoga, they are a joy to watch and spend time with.

Through the generous support of both the UK and Indian governments, this first ever tour of Sattriya in the UK has been made possible.

Through July 2016, the monks hosted a series of performances and workshops at the Strand campus.


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