Consulate General of India(Melbourne)
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi had promised the people of Australia a great cultural festival from India. And now, we finally bring Confluence to you. True to its name, Confluence comprises of the most interesting blend of cultural goodness that would please anyone from an entertainment seeker to the greatest classical dance enthusiast to a young aspiring artiste who has a passion for expression.
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!!!
ConsulateÂ General of India(Sydney)
Confluence-Festival of India in Australia, the best of what India has to offer in the cultural space is coming to town to enthrall the vibrant cities of Sydney and Adelaide in September and October. Come and celebrate the Festival with us to witness colourful performances, electrifying music, Bollywood and classical dances and many more. Let us together promote friendship, understanding and further strengthen the multifaceted bonds between our two great countries.
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 Â Cricket, Curry and the Commonwealth, have for many years provided an excellent platform for the IndiaÂ Australia dialogue. And now, we are about to experience ‘Confluence’Â 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.