One of the most significant showcases of Indian arts and culture ever staged in Australia will be taking place between August and November 2016. From the classical to the contemporary and involving world class performers, the Confluence Festival of India will enthrall audiences in seven cities, promoting cultural bonds, tourism and business opportunities between Australia and India.
The festival will begin in Sydney on 17 August with performances by India’s best-loved Odissi dancer, Sujata Mohapatra, followed by “The Wedding Album”, a contemporary Indian play performed in English, on 3 September.
Collaboration with Australian artists is a key component of the Festival, such as a joint performance by the Indian spiritual music group Sonam Kaira & The Sufi Gospel Project and Australian musician Ashlee Clement along with a didgeridoo player.
No event featuring India and Australia would be complete without cricket. Cricket Connections is a multimedia narration of the unique thread that binds the two nations.
The Bollywood Workshop is sure to be a popular event amongst dance enthusiasts
Festival events will also occur in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth. See http://www.confluencefoi.com
Sandra Tiltman Photos: John Pond