“It’s a way of life”: Inside India’s village of dance
A community celebrating an ancient Indian dance form has won international acclaim.
This Indian folk dance is a mix of acrobatics and martial arts – and not for the faint-heartened.
Indigenous artist Jonathan Jones re-imagines Sydney’s Botanic Gardens, The Drover’s Wife gets a vital new theatrical treatment, documentaries about the Beatles and Nick Cave up for discussion at the pub and meet Raghu Dixit, India’s hottest musical export.The Mix – The Mix – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Delhi-based singer Sonam Kalra draws inspiration from Indian and Western music traditions for the Sufi Gospel Project.
The ancient sitar instrument originally crossed cultural boundaries when it was used by The Beatles during the 1960s. Now, it’s hoped the instrument will again bring cultures and countries together, as part of an Indian exhibition featuring sitar soloist Shubhendra Rao. For the past 35 years, Mr Rao has been sharing the traditional string instrument with the world. He learned the craft from famed Indian musician, Ravi Shankar, who collaborated with many big names including The Beatles.
Meet the Globally renowned Sitar player Pandit Shubhendra Rao and Pioneer of the Indian Cello Saskia Rao-de-Haas. They are here for the ‘Confluence – A festival of India in Australia’ festival. The Globally renowned Indian Classical Musicians talk about all things music with us and also share with us how they became a couple.
Conluence of India in Australia festival is the most significant showcase of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia, taking place in seven cities across the country between August and November 2016. The festival includes world-class dance, theatre and music as well as conferences and workshops on Indian innovation, politics and sport. Events are scheduled in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. One of the festivals key components is fostering bilateral ties, with joint performances and collaborations between Indian and Australian artists and thinkers.For further information go to: confluencefoi.com
Australia’s first Confluence Festival of India is offering a new take on India to foster collaboration and build cultural understanding.Confluence Festival of India in Australia to build cultural understanding, bilateral ties – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)