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Lighten up and dance

Fiona Ellis

Published 27/10/2011 | 05:00

26/10/11 Prerna Arya with Coleen Murphy, Luke Marchetti, Ellen Ward and Sinead Quinn at the Gala Diwali Celebration, Festival of Lights at Dublins City Hall. Pictures:Arthur Carron/Collins
26/10/11 Prerna Arya with Coleen Murphy, Luke Marchetti, Ellen Ward and Sinead Quinn at the Gala Diwali Celebration, Festival of Lights at Dublins City Hall. Pictures:Arthur Carron/Collins
26/10/11 Prerna Arya with Coleen Murphy, Luke Marchetti, Ellen Ward and Sinead Quinn at the Gala Diwali Celebration, Festival of Lights at Dublins City Hall. Pictures:Arthur Carron/Collins

IRISH dancers learned a thing or two about classical Indian moves as east met west yesterday.

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The Ireland-India Council in conjunction with Dublin City Council hosted the Gala Diwali Celebration at City Hall last night.



Diwali (the Festival of Lights) is an official holiday in India and is celebrated there like Christmas is in Ireland. As part of the celebrations, Irish dancers learned about the fluidity of classical Indian dance. Even deputy Mayor Maria Parodi got in on the act and took a lesson in Indian dance. Pictured are Prerna Arya (centre) with (l-r) Coleen Murphy, Luke Marchetti, Ellen Ward and Sinead Quinn.

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