Festival of India in Australia
Confluence will be four years old this year! To be held between November 1 – 10, 2019 at multiple venues across Australia, supported by the High Commission of India in Australia and produced by pioneering arts and entertainment company Teamwork Arts and Australia-based Gandhi Creations, Confluence, in its fourth consecutive and milestone edition, will once again bring India and Australia closer in a bond which unites the arts with the deep ties of friendship.
Over the years, the festival has become a strong and resolute presence in Australia’s cultural calendar and has begun to closely engage with local Australian communities in both small towns and big cities along with the sizeable Indian diaspora. This year Confluence will travel to Western Australia (Perth , Mandurah), South Australia (Adelaide) & Queensland (Bundaberg).
The festival has partnered with iconic Australian festivals like JLF in Adelaide, the Oz Asia Festival, Adelaide, the Power of Peace Festival, the Desert Song Festival, the Darwin Festival, among others.
The previous three chapters of the festival were received by audiences with great enthusiasm and were vibrant and eclectic depictions of India ranging across shows, themes and exhibitions. The festival has played a catalytic role in key community events within Australian towns bringing people together to celebrate a “Family Day” or even Diwali, India’s annual and traditional festival of lights.
Confluence 2019 will not just bring to Australia the essence of India with a rich programme combining the classical and the contemporary in dance, music, theatre, cinema, yoga and well-being, it will also host a special segment, “Words on Water” to toast and celebrate literature and its vast wealth.