24 Stories of Family Arts

Sanskruti Cambridge CIC
Apple ‘N’ Spice

Best Family Arts Activity Winner

“The show was fantastic. Inclusive and exciting. Lovely juxtaposition between something the children know (Snow White) and Rama.” – Parent

Apple ‘N’ Spice brings together two stepmothers, one from the Indian tale of Ramayana and the other from Snow White.

This multicultural work has toured extensively with sold out shows in 2022 and continues to tour in 2023-2024. It combines spoken word, shadow puppetry, Bharatanatyam, and the Western style of Contemporary Dance and music. The show was aimed at children of 3 years+ and their families, and encouraged the young audience to try the dance moves themselves with the performers as a part of the show.

Sanskruti Cambridge CIC is an award-winning, performing arts organisation, specialising in South-Asian artforms with a vision to pass on South-Asian culture and heritage to the next generation. Their mission is to create engaging work for children and families, bringing together stories and artforms from the East and the West to create new stories relevant to modern times. Their works are multicultural and audience-interactive, offering an immersive experience for young audiences. Sanskruti’s aim is to reach and engage audiences by bringing their works to different venues so that “anyone can see their work anywhere”. These venues include theatres, libraries, schools, community centres and museums.

Sanskruti’s works include South-Asian dance styles like Bharatanatyam and Karanas, contemporary dance, shadow puppetry, magic, storytelling, costumes, sets, lighting, and live music. Their works introduce South-Asian culture to young audiences stimulating the need to see diversity and challenging stereotypes.

You can discover all 24 Stories of Family Arts here. If you’d like to discover more fantastic organisations that meet our Family Arts Standards or Age-Friendly Standards explore the Fantastic for Families Directory.

Sanskruti Cambridge CIC is a Fantastic for Families Awards 2023 Winner in the category: Best Family Arts Activity

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