Bol­ly­wood comes to Strath­mer­ton

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Con­tem­po­rary ‘Bol­ly­wood’ will com­bine with tra­di­tional In­dian cul­ture on Fri­day, Novem­ber 9 at the Strath­mer­ton Pub­lic Hall for the close of the 2018 Café Cul­ture se­ries.

The Strath­mer­ton Pub­lic Hall will host the Bol­ly­wood per­for­mance, mark­ing the close of the suc­cess­ful Café Cul­ture se­ries pre­sented by Moira Arts and Cul­ture Inc. (MAC Inc.) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Just Shows To Go and Cre­ative Vic­to­ria.

The show is sim­ply ti­tled ‘Bol­ly­wood’ and of­fers tra­di­tional In­dian mu­sic fea­tur­ing tabla, sitar and vo­cals as well as beau­ti­ful clas­si­cal In­dian dance con­trasted by vi­brant, en­er­getic Bol­ly­wood rou­tines. Bol­ly­wood cel­e­brates In­dia’s ex­tremely suc­cess­ful Hindi lan­guage film in­dus­try, based in Mumbai and draws on as­pects of Hol­ly­wood.

The per­for­mance prom­ises to be a vi­brant one, fea­tur­ing en­er­getic dances and the colour and rich­ness of song.

Just Shows To Go Man­ager, Mary Souness said it was far too am­bi­tious to at­tempt to make a Bol­ly­wood movie while tour­ing re­gional Vic­to­ria so in­stead the art­form was stripped down to the bare el­e­ments for this per­for­mance.

“Bol­ly­wood has been around since the 1970s but long be­fore film was in­cor­po­rated into the cul­ture, In­dia had a rich tra­di­tion of mu­sic and dance which the Bol­ly­wood pro­duc­ers used as the build­ing blocks for their films,” Ms Souness said.

“This new show ‘Bol­ly­wood’ trav­els through the pro­gres­sion of tra­di­tional, clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary mu­sic and dance.

Parvyn Singh, lead singer of Melbourne’s orig­i­nal Bol­ly­wood out­fit ‘The Bom­bay Royale’ de­vel­oped the show in con­junc­tion with four other mem­bers of the troupe.

Parvyn ex­udes a seem­ingly ef­fort­less grace and pu­rity in her move­ment and voice and has per­formed on stages around the world from child­hood.

Parvyn is joined by two fab­u­lous pro­fes­sional dancers and teach­ers, Ida Ghate and Shamita Siv­a­balan. The three dancers come from back­grounds in dance train­ing and in­cor­po­rate el­e­ments of hip hop, tap and bal­let.

With the flam­boy­ant cos­tumes, im­pres­sive mu­si­cian­ship and en­er­getic and grace­ful danc­ing, ‘Bol­ly­wood’ is set to en­ter­tain.

The show fea­tures a segue into a mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of clas­si­cal In­dian dance to an Ed Sheeran cover and of­fers a host of sur­prises and de­lights.

Doors open at 7pm for the 8pm ‘Bol­ly­wood’ per­for­mance. En­joy a wel­come drink and nib­bles on ar­rival, sup­per dur­ing in­ter­val and BYO al­co­hol.

Ta­bles of ten are avail­able for $250, al­ter­na­tively in­di­vid­ual tick­ets can be booked on­line at www.try­book­ or at the door for $40 or $35 for MAC Inc mem­bers.

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