British Arangetrams is FIPA’s online oral history resource featuring an intriguing collection of thirty-five memories and experiences of Bharatanatyam dancers who have done their arangetrams. Apart from the introductory video, these unedited interviews by nine gurus and their students offer viewers a wonderful opportunity to hear these stories unfold with direct integrity.
Although the interviewees are mostly South Asians who are resident in the UK, interviewees have come from a wide cross-section of ages and ethnicities.
The memories were collected with the comfort of interviewees in mind, not always under ideal recording conditions and may contain technical flaws. We hope that these will not detract viewers from enjoying the content of the material.
This project is in partnership with Kadam, and the interviews are also available in their online Pulse Magazine www.pulseconnects.com
British Arangetrams was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.