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Liven up your weekend with a dance boot camp, a food festival, photography workshops and more

ecr2Footloose
Learn basic footwork, body movements and styling at Brazilian Zouk Bootcamp, organised by Zouk India and Salsa4Fun India. The workshop will be conducted by Delhi-based Anuj Gupta, who left his career in engineering, to follow his passion and is now a professional Zouk and Salsa dancer. He trained under international artistes in Brazil, Europe, USA and Hong Kong. At Auroville, March 28-30. From 6.30 pm onwards, at  Rs. 1,500. Details: zoompondy.com

Natural pursuit
Get close to nature with this free photography workshop, organised by Pondy Photo 2014. Participants will get to learn light and texture through macro photography. The workshop will be conducted by French photographer, Virginie Sueres, who has worked on this theme for magazines. At Auroville Botanical Gardens. Tomorrow, at 6.30 am and 4 pm. Details: 9791944182

Andhra spice
Relish a full course meal with rich, spicy dishes at Buzz, The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway. Their Andhra Food Festival has dishes like ecr6cmasala punugulu, majjiga pulusu, muvva vankai, kadappa chicken curry and crab masala. Also choose from a variety of dosas like egg and prawn dosa along with rice combinations such as pulihora and nimmikai anam. For dessert, they have pesara pappu payasam, kesari and kulfi.  Buffet costs Rs. 950. Till Sunday, 6 pm onwards. Details: 66802500

Today’s cavemen
Manal Magudi Theatre Land, from Kovilpatti, is visiting Indianostrum theatre to host the play Kuhaimaravaasigal— Dwellers of Cave Tree. The Tamil play portrays the lives of nomads who dwell in caves. The actors are from Madurai. At Indianostrum, today and tomorrow. At 7 pm. Details: 0413 2341435

ecr4bShoot for a cause
Get camera-happy in and around Pondicherry.  Learn how to present a subject related to a social issue, through a documentary image, with this free photography workshop. Also fine tune documentation of social issues with Amirtharaj Stephen from Tamil Nadu. All you need is a camera and a 150-word paragraph about a local issue that you think is important. At Kasha Ki Aasha. Tomorrow and Sunday, 9.30 am onwards. Details: 0413 2222963

Cheriyal module
DakshinaChitra is organising a workshop on Cheriyal paintings, a stylised version of Nakashi art, which is rich in the local patterns of the Telangana region. These paintings are created in the Warangal district in Andhra Pradesh. Learn this art along with professional cheriyal painters. At DakshinaChitra. Tomorrow and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm. At Rs. 1,500. Details: 24462435

-Team Indulge (indulge@newindianexpress.com)

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