Light­ing up Di­wali

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The Sat­triya Dance The­atre Group will light up the stage at Aotea Square dur­ing this year’s Auck­land Di­wali Fes­ti­val cel­e­bra­tions on Oc­to­ber 11 and 12.

The dance troupe comes from Assam in In­dia’s north­east and are led by Dr Me­naka Bora, an award-win­ning soloist, chore­og­ra­pher and eth­no­mu­si­col­o­gist.

They will join more than 800 lo­cal artists who are per­form­ing at the fes­ti­val.

‘‘The fes­ti­val is an im­por­tant part of our re­gion’s event cal­en­dar, and a great op­por­tu­nity for Auck­lan­ders and vis­i­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence a much-loved In­dian cul­tural tra­di­tion,’’ Auck­land Tourism, Events and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment (ATEED) chief ex­ec­u­tive Brett O’Ri­ley says.

Auck­land Di­wali Fes­ti­val is pre­sented by ATEED and the Asia New Zealand Foun­da­tion. It is sup­ported by Fair­fax Me­dia, pub­lisher of this news­pa­per.

Dance spec­tac­u­lar: Auck­land’s Di­wali Fes­ti­val is a cel­e­bra­tion of song, dance, food and cul­ture.

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