Bol­ly­wood P.E.I.

‘A Pas­sage to Bol­ly­wood’ is straight from the heart en­ter­tain­ment

Journal Pioneer - - PRINCE COUNTY -

“A Pas­sage to Bol­ly­wood,” play­ing at Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre.

“A Pas­sage to Bol­ly­wood,” com­ing to Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre of the Arts this week, is a clas­sic tale of love and friend­ship.

It’s a story of a young vil­lage boy who moves to the big city to fol­low his dream. The mu­si­cal fol­lows his jour­ney and the re­la­tion­ships he builds with the woman of his dreams and the ‘Don,’ who takes him un­der his wing.

Filled with ro­mance and drama, the story takes on an un­ex­pected twist with a sur­prise end­ing.

It sounds like a jour­ney that we can all con­nect to in one way or an­other. But that’s not the only draw for peo­ple to come and see the show as part of the Sobeys’ LIVE @ the Cen­tre pro­gram this year.

The artis­tic di­rec­tor is, as they say in the biz, the real deal.

Ash­ley Lobo, artis­tic di­rec­tor of Navd­hara In­dia Dance The­atre, is an ac­claimed In­dian chore­og­ra­pher with over 32 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in per­form­ing, chore­ograph­ing, and teach­ing, both in In­dia and over­seas.

With more than 30 Bol­ly­wood films un­der his belt, he has worked with all the top stars. Lobo stud­ied dance at the Bo­den­weiser Dance Cen­tre and the Syd­ney Dance Com­pany. He is also im­mensely trained in clas­si­cal bal­let, jazz and con­tem­po­rary styles of dance.

He is ex­cited to bring “A Pas­sage to Bol­ly­wood” to the Is­land. He de­scribes it as a re­lat­able hu­man story told in an en­ter­tain­ing way.

“Like a typ­i­cal Bol­ly­wood film, the show is full of song and dance with all the melo­drama, ro­mance, ac­tion, colour, and ex­cite­ment you would see on screen – ex­cept it is on­stage.” Bol­ly­wood is a move­ment style of dance that in­cor­po­rates all forms of In­dian dance from clas­si­cal to mod­ern. It also draws in­spi­ra­tion from every­day ac­tiv­i­ties, like un­do­ing a light bulb to start­ing a bike, to cre­ate dance steps.

Set in a sur­real can­vas that tells real sto­ries, Bol­ly­wood dance is what Lobo would de­scribe as an In­dia biryani or party.

All this tal­ent be­hind the scenes should make for a spec­tac­u­lar ex­pe­ri­ence for the au­di­ence, one that Lobo says they’ll con­nect with.

“It could have been the life of any per­son who mi­grated from one city to an­other or from one coun­try to an­other.” Com­ing to the Hom­burg The­atre Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m., “A Pas­sage to Bol­ly­wood” prom­ises to turn a night of en­ter­tain­ment on its head.

For tick­ets visit: www.con­fed­er­a­tioncen­ show/356-A-Pas­sage-to-Bol­ly­wood.


“A Pas­sage to Bol­ly­wood” is a heart­felt story of one per­son’s jour­ney.


Ash­ley Lobo, artis­tic di­rec­tor of Navd­hara In­dia Dance The­atre.

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