Consulate General of India (Melbourne)
<p>“Confluence – A Festival of India” stepped on the shores of Australia for the first time in 2016. It enthralled the Australians for more than 7 weeks in 7 cities. It was hailed as the biggest ever foreign festival in Australia. Confluence brought governments, institutions, artistes and the people of India and Australia together on a single stage in every city celebrating diversity and inclusivity like never before. People imbibed, participated, enjoyed and craved for more.</p>
<p>It is with immense pleasure that I invite you to Confluence – 2017, which will be hosted in September-October 2017. Our endeavour would be to give you more in terms of experience and quality. I also hope that our continued commitment will strengthen the bonds of friendship and partnerships forged earlier and make new relationships. We believe that Confluence would deepen the roots of collaboration between India and Australia not only in the cultural space but also in business, education, trade, and tourism. Confluence once again promises a great fair of extraordinary dance, music, theatre and literature. Come and participate in this journey of creative sharing, singing and dancing into the future.</p>
The Festival of India in Australia contains several projects, performances and workshops that include both traditional and contemporary arts and provides a merge of Indian creativity which has been exposed globally.
We hope that people will enjoy and participate in this six week long cultural Fest and indulge in the delights that this team of internationally renowned artistes have to offer. We have only one message to convey – Enjoy, Immerse & Get Inspired!!!
Consulate General of India (Sydney)
<p>Confluence, the largest Indian cultural festival of India in Australia which enthralled audiences across cities around the country last year will return in September-October 2017. This year’s edition will again showcase some of India’s best in the cultural space to the arts-loving community of Australia and the wider public. From dance to music, arts and theatre, the festival will provide yet another great opportunity to introduce the finer facets of India’s diverse culture and promises to be a real treat for everyone who wishes to connect with India.</P>
<p>The Gala Performance at the Sydney Opera House which was the flagship event of last year’s Confluence will be a major attraction for this year’s festival too. The festival will build on collaborations which have been established and generate better understanding and contacts among artistes and people from the two countries. We look forward to welcoming you at Confluence to join us in celebrating the friendship between our two great countries through the medium of culture. </p>
Amit Kumar Mishra
Consulate General of India (Perth)
It gives me immense pleasure to invite you to be a part of â€œConfluence, A Festival of India in Australiaâ€, which will be hosted in major cities throughout Australia from August to November 2016.
The Festival will showcase the richness and diversity of Indian arts & culture with the best of classical dances, musical performances, theatre shows, and exhibitions. It will take the audience on a unique journey through the diversity of Indian culture ranging from classical dance performances to modern theatre and puppetry shows, from contemporary fusion and Sufi music to Bollywood flash mobs, and from the centuries old heritage of Yoga to the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
The state of Western Australia will host some of the best elements of the forthcoming Festival. Art lovers will be treated to some fascinating performances of the centuries old classical dance styles of Odissi and Bharatnatyam by the world renowned dance groups of Nrityagram and Kalakshetra. This repertoire of brilliant performances will be perfected by the fusion music of Raghu Dixit and theatre performances by famed puppeteer Dadi Pudumjeeâ€™s group. There will also be an exhibition ‘Mahatma in Me’ by Vibhor Sogani depicting life, work and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi using stainless steel exhibits.
Given the quality and diversity of the performances, it is befitting that the Festival events are being held at iconic cultural venues throughout Australia. In Perth, we have partnered with Perth Theatre Trust to hold performances in His Majestyâ€™s theatre, Perth Concert Hall and the State Theatre Centre. Festival events will also be held at the Octagon and the Dolphin theatres of the University of Western Australia.
Confluence is the first of its kind of celebration of the Indian culture in Australia and has received generous support from all stakeholders. It is bound to further strengthen cultural and people-to- people linkages between the two countries. I am confident that the Festival will leave an indelible impression on the minds and hearts of our Australian friends.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Festival.
Honorary Consul of India(Brisbane)
The three ‘C’s – Cricket, Curry and the Commonwealth, have for many years provided an
excellent platform for the India-Australia dialogue. And now, we are about to experience
‘Confluence’- the coming together of ideas, thoughts and artistic expression. Art and its
expression in varied forms, defines and unites humanity like nothing else. The Festival of India
will no doubt be an enriching experience for all art lovers.