How To Be Hopeful Season One Episode Four “If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution”

April 27, 2020

Hello and welcome to  "How To Be Hopeful" - a non fiction podcast about why hope is important, and how to find and nurture hope particularly in difficult times. Its about finding hope for ourselves, our communities and the world, and about exploring all the ways we can do this.

This fourth episode was recorded in Deptford, SE London, during the lock down. In it I chat with choreographer, dancer and all round wonder woman, Natasha Khamjani, co-artistic director of Folk Dance Remixed, about how and why dancing is good for us and how we should all "get on our dancing shoes". Natasha has been dancing on her doorstep with neighbours and teaching family street battles- initiating loads of amazing and inspiring creative responses  in the last few weeks. 

My book "How To Be Hopeful" published by Elliot and Thompson is due out September 2020. This podcast series is a chance for me to chat again to some of the people who I interviewed for the book, as well as some people who I didn't have the chance to. I hope you enjoy it. 

If you'd like to find out more about Natasha go here:

Check out #FolkdanceremixedFridays - spreading JOY & LAUGHTER online here: https://youtu.be/tjLbEBtZ6rM

Insta @folkdanceremixed
Also check out #danceonyourdoorstep
Natasha has been getting her street dancing with her performing neighbours Ruth & Bex! 
Natasha's Family Street Dance Battle created for the Southbank Centre is here: https://youtu.be/NZsSQOl6Jnc

More soon!

Love Bernadette

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