Confluence: Festival of India is heading to Australia across 6 cities representing the best the country has to offer.
The festival was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Australia in 2014 and the full event schedule is now available online. India will be showcasing it’s finest dance, culture and tapestry for 10 whole weeks! The wide range of events lined up will include Odissi and Bharatnatyam performances by Nrityagram and Kalakshetra, a life-sized puppet show by puppeteer Dadi Pudumjee, Raghu Dixit’s unique mix of world music, Sonam Kalra’s Sufi Gospel Project and Bollywood flash mobs among others.
The festival goers will also be able to take part in Bollywood dance workshops, yoga classes and also attend exhibitions showcasing vintage Indian musical instruments, the Khadi exhibition and live spoken poetry and will be spread across iconic locations like the Sydney Opera House, The Perth Concert Hall and many more.
One of the festival’s key components is to foster bilateral tie and have joint performances and collaborations between Indian and Australian artists and thinkers. We think that’s a mighty fine initiative.
You can check out the whole schedule here.
If you are in Australia, you surely don’t want to miss this.