Wuxi@ Colours of India  - 26 May 2017 – Lingshan Dafo Temple hosts majestic performance of Charishnu and Bollywood Dreams – to a packed audience of 1300

Wuxi@ Colours of India  - 26 May 2017 – Lingshan Dafo Temple hosts majestic performance of Charishnu and Bollywood Dreams – to a packed audience of 1300

Wuxi@ Colours of India - 26 May 2017 – Lingshan Dafo Temple hosts majestic performance of Charishnu and Bollywood Dreams – to a packed audience of 1300

As part of the ongoing ‘Colours of India’ cultural dance performance series, a gala performance was held in Wuxi at the Lingshan Dafo Buddhist Temple on 26 May 2017. The two hour long program showcased both Indian classical and Bollywood dance performance to bring the unique and vibrant flavor of India to local audience. The classical dance performance titled ‘Charishnu’ was led by Ms Leela Samson and Bollywood performance was organized by Teamwork Arts. The troupe was sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), which is India’s premier agency for promoting cultural exchanges abroad.

2. The performance in Wuxi was hosted at the Miaoyin Hall of the Wuxi Lingshan Buddhist Scenic spot. It was jointly organized by Consulate General of India in Shanghai and Wuxi CCPIT. With an audience of over 1300 the hall vibrated with Indian traditional and modern day music and dance. The program was attended by Vice Mayor of Wuxi Municipal People’s Government Mr Wang Jin Jiang, Mr Wu Feng Feng, Deputy Director of Wuxi NPC, Ms Zhang LI Xia, Vice Chairman of Wuxi CPPCC and Ms Xu Huijuan, Chairperson of Wuxi CCPIT and Consul General Prakash Gupta.

3. Earlier performances of the visiting dance troupe sponsored by ICCR in the Eastern China region included the inaugural performance at the opening of the India Week in Suqian (Jiangsu) on 23 May and another gala performance at the Nanjing People’s Theatre on 25 May evening.

Introduction to the Dance Performances:

Charishnu is a spectacular dance and music presentation that offers a glimpse of the diversity and richness of India’s performing arts. It includes a selection of the classical, folk and martial dance forms from India. The wonderfully complex art of percussion is also presented through an ensemble of drums from different parts of India. This production is conceived and directed by Ms. Leela Samson, one of India’s illustrious dancers. She is a teacher, writer and choreographer of Bharatnatyam.

Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world. The group would be showcasing the musical extravaganza, Bollywood Love Story - which continues to tour the world and has sold out shows in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland.

Shanghai

30 May, 2017

Enclosure : Select pics of the event

 

Wuxi@ Colours of India  - 26 May 2017 – Lingshan Dafo Temple hosts majestic performance of Charishnu and Bollywood Dreams – to a packed audience of 1300
(May 26, 2017)
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