Schedule

11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 01 - Sunday 03, November 2019

Literature - JLF Adelaide

Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide

In 2019 "the greatest literary show on Earth" will be back in Australia with JLF in Adelaide. 

From the producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival, which had a resounding twelfth edition this January garnering over 500,000 footfalls, comes a feast of inspiring stories, poetry, ideas and discourse.

In collaboration with OzAsia Festival, the three-day event will bring together writers and thinkers from across the globe discussing issues that resonate with our times.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia. Each year, it attracts around 200,000 attendees and features a programme of contemporary arts in theatre, dance, music, visual arts, film, food and community. The festival has been described as Australia’s ‘necessary festival’ by Realtime magazine.

6:30PM
Friday 01, November 2019
Advaita – World Music Band
Claremont Showground, Perth

New Delhi-based band Advaita, formed in 2004, has already performed 300 concerts in India and abroad, cut two successful albums, and won several awards and accolades. Advaita is one of India’s leading musical acts. 

The band is credited with creating a new contemporary Indian sound, hailed by music-lovers as well as critics as truly original and progressive. The intricacy and spirituality of Indian classical music has been interwoven by them with the energy and youthfulness of rock, pop and electronica to create what is at once traditional and modern.

Advaita was one of the only four bands to be selected by famous British producer John Leckie for the British Council Sounded Project, and recorded two songs for a globally-released compilation album, followed by a five-city tour of the UK. More international tours followed with trips to Singapore, South Africa, the Maldives and Egypt.

Line-up:

  • Ujwal Nagar - Hindustani Vocalsli
  • Chayan Adhikari - Western Vocals, Guitars
  • Anindo Bose - Keyboards
  • Abhishek Mathur - Guitars
  • Aman Singh Rathore - Drums
  • Gaurav Chintamani - Bass Guitar
  • Rohit Prasanna - Flute
  • Sarthak Pahwa - Tabla and Percussions

6:30PM
Saturday 02, November 2019
Advaita – World Music Band
Claremont Showground, Perth

New Delhi-based band Advaita, formed in 2004, has already performed 300 concerts in India and abroad, cut two successful albums, and won several awards and accolades. Advaita is one of India’s leading musical acts. 

The band is credited with creating a new contemporary Indian sound, hailed by music-lovers as well as critics as truly original and progressive. The intricacy and spirituality of Indian classical music has been interwoven by them with the energy and youthfulness of rock, pop and electronica to create what is at once traditional and modern.

Advaita was one of the only four bands to be selected by famous British producer John Leckie for the British Council Sounded Project, and recorded two songs for a globally-released compilation album, followed by a five-city tour of the UK. More international tours followed with trips to Singapore, South Africa, the Maldives and Egypt.

Line-up:

  • Ujwal Nagar - Hindustani Vocalsli
  • Chayan Adhikari - Western Vocals, Guitars
  • Anindo Bose - Keyboards
  • Abhishek Mathur - Guitars
  • Aman Singh Rathore - Drums
  • Gaurav Chintamani - Bass Guitar
  • Rohit Prasanna - Flute
  • Sarthak Pahwa - Tabla and Percussions

12noon
Monday 04, November 2019
James Street Amphitheatre, Perth

Gilles will also be conducting yoga and meditation workshops. He has been practising yoga and meditation for more than 20 years and has been associated closely with the Art of Living Foundation. His main training has been under Gurudev of the Karmic Research Centre, New Delhi, under whose guidance he started conducting regular group meditations and healing sessions through movement.

4:30 PM
Monday 04, November 2019
James Street Amphitheatre, Perth

In this workshop presented to a spontaneous audience of all ages, choreographer Gilles Chuyen will teach high-energy dance steps based on popular Hindi songs, weaving in powerful and sensuous movements. A runaway success at previous Confluence editions, the 2019 chapter will be even more pulsating with the sheer joy and electric energy of Bollywood dances inspiring participants and onlookers to take a leap out of their comfort zones!

Gilles has trained in France in folk, modern jazz, ballet and contemporary dance styles. He has been working in India since 1994 and been teaching Bollywood dancing extensively in India, the UK, the USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia.

TBC
Tuesday 05 - Thursday 07, November 2019
In conversation
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah
6:30 PM
Wednesday 06, November 2019
Studio Underground, Perth

India is a land of diverse art forms; each of them unique in itself. Sinjini (a dance group run by three eminent dance teachers and performers running their own dance schools in Perth) brings the Indian classical dance forms - Kathak, Odissi and Kuchipudi - onto one platform through ‘Shivoham’, an experience of Shiva, the sublime, and the god of dance. In Indian mythology, Shiva is the ultimate cosmic dancer whose dance represents the infinite rhythm of the universe.

Sinjini comprises Sumita Dutta of the Tarana School of Kathak, who has worked in the Hummingbird project with Dawn Jackson, an award-winning choreographer; Sindhusmita Chauhan, an Odissi dancer, founder of Mahari School, and a recipient of many awards; and Dr Sonia Nair of Abhinaya School who has a doctorate in performing arts from WAAPA, ECU and is a recipient of the prestigious Non-Resident Indian of the Year Award for Arts & Culture given by Times Now TV in 2016.

6:30PM
Thursday 07, November 2019
Advaita – World Music Band
SunPAC, Brisbane

New Delhi-based band Advaita, formed in 2004, has already performed 300 concerts in India and abroad, cut two successful albums, and won several awards and accolades. Advaita is one of India’s leading musical acts. The band is credited with creating a new contemporary Indian sound, hailed by music-lovers as well as critics as truly original and progressive. The intricacy and spirituality of Indian classical music has been interwoven by them with the energy and youthfulness of rock, pop and electronica to create what is at once traditional and modern.

Advaita was one of the only four bands to be selected by famous British producer John Leckie for the British Council Sounded Project, and recorded two songs for a globally-released compilation album, followed by a five city tour of the UK. More international tours followed with trips to Singapore, South Africa, the Maldives and Egypt.

Line-up:

Ujwal Nagar - Hindustani Vocals
Chayan Adhikari - Western Vocals,
Guitars Anindo Bose - Keyboards
Abhishek Mathur - Guitars
Aman Singh Rathore - Drums Gaurav
Chintamani - Bass Guitar
Rohit Prasanna - Flute Sarthak
Pahwa - Tabla and Percussions

6:30 PM
Thursday 07, November 2019
By Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya
Studio Underground, Perth

Sandhya, a musical offering by Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya, is a performance featuring a series of interconnected instrumental and vocal compositions that explore the theme of the evening raga. “Raga” or “raag” defined as “colour” or "passion" in Sanskrit, are diverse sets of musical notation, which evolved to enhance the ancient Indian performance quality of “rasa” - the emotional or aesthetic characteristics of a work of art. Evening ragas inaugurate the night and inspire connections to the supramundane through a process known as “ragadevata”. Demonstrating the multi-faceted nature of the evening raga, Sandhya features senior Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya dancers performing to live music.

6:00am
Saturday 09, November 2019
Bargara Beach, Bundaberg

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5:00pm
Saturday 09, November 2019
by Gilles Chuyen
Bargara Beach, Bundaberg

In this workshop presented to a spontaneous audience of all ages, choreographer Gilles Chuyen will teach high-energy dance steps based on popular Hindi songs, weaving in powerful and sensuous movements. A runaway success at previous Confluence editions, the 2019 chapter will be even more pulsating with the sheer joy and electric energy of Bollywood dances inspiring participants and onlookers to take a leap out of their comfort zones!

Gilles has trained in France in folk, modern jazz, ballet and contemporary dance styles. He has been working in India since 1994 and been teaching Bollywood dancing extensively in India, the UK, the USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia.

5:00 PM
Sunday 10, November 2019
Buss Park, Bundaberg

In this workshop presented to a spontaneous audience of all ages, choreographer Gilles Chuyen will teach high-energy dance steps based on popular Hindi songs, weaving in powerful and sensuous movements. A runaway success at previous Confluence editions, the 2019 chapter will be even more pulsating with the sheer joy and electric energy of Bollywood dances inspiring participants and onlookers to take a leap out of their comfort zones!  

Gilles has trained in France in folk, modern jazz, ballet and contemporary dance styles. He has been working in India since 1994 and been teaching Bollywood dancing extensively in India, the UK, the USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia. 

7:00 PM
Sunday 10, November 2019
Advaita – World Music Band
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg

New Delhi-based band Advaita, formed in 2004, has already performed 300 concerts in India and abroad, cut two successful albums, and won several awards and accolades. Advaita is one of India’s leading musical acts. The band is credited with creating a new contemporary Indian sound, hailed by music-lovers as well as critics as truly original and progressive. The intricacy and spirituality of Indian classical music has been interwoven by them with the energy and youthfulness of rock, pop and electronica to create what is at once traditional and modern.

Advaita was one of the only four bands to be selected by famous British producer John Leckie for the British Council Sounded Project, and recorded two songs for a globally-released compilation album, followed by a five city tour of the UK. More international tours followed with trips to Singapore, South Africa, the Maldives and Egypt.

Line-up:

Ujwal Nagar - Hindustani Vocals
Chayan Adhikari - Western Vocals,
Guitars Anindo Bose - Keyboards
Abhishek Mathur - Guitars
Aman Singh Rathore - Drums Gaurav
Chintamani - Bass Guitar
Rohit Prasanna - Flute Sarthak
Pahwa - Tabla and Percussions