Bol­ly­wood on in Cafe se­ries

Myrtleford Times - - What’s On -

THE Bright Art Gallery will host the fi­nal per­for­mance of the 2018 Café Cul­ture Se­ries on Satur­day.

A colour­ful and ex­otic show, Bol­ly­wood trav­els through the pro­gres­sion of tra­di­tional, clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary In­dian mu­sic and dance.

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

Singh is both a dancer and singer and ex­udes a seem­ingly ef­fort­less grace and pu­rity in her move­ment and voice.

She is joined by two other fabulous pro­fes­sional dancers and teach­ers, Ida Ghate and Shamita Siv­a­balan.

The three dancers come from dis­parate back­grounds in dance train­ing, and are in­cor­po­rat­ing el­e­ments of hip hop, tap and bal­let into the pieces.

Most of the dances have been chore­ographed spe­cially for this show, with oth­ers com­posed by the greats of In­dian clas­si­cal dance and handed down from teacher to stu­dent over many gen­er­a­tions.

The in­stru­men­tal pieces each build in en­ergy and tempo from gen­tle and stately to blis­ter­ingly fast and fre­netic, end­ing in a giant crescendo. The first half ends with a segue into a mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of kathak to an Ed Sheeran cover while the show con­cludes with a high-en­ergy Bol­ly­wood dance med­ley.

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

Mean­while Bright Art Gallery’s sum­mer ex­hi­bi­tion is also on­go­ing and in­cludes jew­ellery, paint­ings and pho­to­graphs, ceram­ics, glass work, tex­tile art, wood­work, met­al­work, sculp­tures and much more.

Fea­tur­ing lo­cal artists, it’s also a great op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase a unique Christ­mas Gifts for fam­ily or friends.

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til Jan­uary 28 and is open Thurs­day to Mon­day 10am to 4pm.

Tick­ets for Satur­day’s per­for­mance of Bol­ly­wood are avail­able by con­tact­ing Pauline or Steve McCall on 0429 127 444 or (03) 5750 1074.

The show will get un­der­way at 8pm.

COLOUR­FUL: This year’s Café Cul­ture Se­ries per­for­mance Bol­ly­wood will take you on a jour­ney of tra­di­tional, clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary In­dian mu­sic and dance.

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