Back again: Confluence – A festival of India edition 2 from September 23 to October 29, 2017

Confluence – A festival of India in Australia, representing two countries, two cultures, one festival which started in 2016 with an extravagant showcase of a fusion of Indian and Australian culture covering events in seven cities namely – Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Townsville and Perth is back on again this year from September 23 – October 29. Says H.E. High Commissioner, Mr. Gondane, announcing Confluence – A Festival of India 2017 Edition 2, “I cannot hide my enthusiasm for the second edition of “Confluence – the Festival of India” to be organised in the months of September-October, 2017 across seven major Australian cities. Confluence essentially celebrates the vitality, credibility and the “soft power” of India’s culture, as passed down from one generation to another through an organic and live process. It is a credible effort to offer, to the discerning and appreciative audience in Australia, from among the best creativity emerging in present-day India.”

The festival last year mobilised not just the whole of Indian community but also the Australian as well as the Aboriginal community in Australia as it came forward and presented an incredible show that was the highlight of the festival at Sydney’s Opera House. The hall was jam packed to the full with thousands of people who witnessed a class show of a confluence of cultures a night that everyone remembers fondly and talked about it that the festival should be celebrated every year.

Sydney community will be able to join in the Bollywood Dance Workshop by Shiamak Davar on October 23 at Martin Place from 12 noon to 2 pm. There is also the live classical performance by Dr. L Subramaniam along with Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam on October 2, time to be announced at Sydney Maritime Museum which will have attendance by invite only.

Do note the programs planned in other cities, some ticketed events and many free and also a film retrospective screening of films such as ‘Lipstick under my burqa’, ‘Lion’ and ‘Mary Com’ and more. Last year we had Raghu Dixit and his band that gave a memorable performance all over Australia and this year we have Kutle Khan Project, a unique collective of Rajasthani folk musicians  with Kutle Khan, a multi-talented folk musician who has performed on various stages across the world.

Here is the schedule of events across seven cities including Sydney:

  • BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKSHOP BY SHIAMAK DAVAR

Learn the latest Bollywood moves with Shiamak Davar Instructors

  • September 23
  • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Free Entry
  • Couryard, State Theatre Centre, Perth
  • Register
  • ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Performed and Directed by Yuki Ellias

  • September 23 & 24
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • TBC
  • Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Perth
  • Tickets Coming Soon
  • THE KUTLE KHAN PROJECT

Folk, Fusion and World Music

  • September 28
  • 7:00 – 8:30pm
  • TBC
  • Heath Ledger Hall, State Theatre Centre, Perth
  • Tickets Coming Soon
  • THE KUTLE KHAN PROJECT

Folk, Fusion and World Music

  • September 30
  • 7:30 – 9:00 PM
  • TBC
  • Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg
  • Book Tickets
  • BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKSHOP BY SHIAMAK DAVAR

Learn the latest Bollywood moves with Shiamak Davar Instructors

  • October 1
  • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Free Entry
  • Buss Park (opposite Moncrieff), Bundaberg
  • Register
  • FILM RETROSPECTIVE – MARY KOM AND LION
    • October 1
  • 6:30 PM onward
  • TBC
  • Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg
  • Book Tickets
  • L SUBRAMANIAM, LIVE IN CONCERT

(featuring Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam)

  • L SUBRAMANIAM, LIVE IN CONCERT

(featuring Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam)

  • THE KUTLE KHAN PROJECT

(Multiple performances through the day)

  • October 7
  • 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Free Entry
  • India Fest, Townsville
  • Register
  • ANSH

Ansh by Nrityagram’s Bijayini Satpathy, Choreographed by Surupa Sen

  • October 8
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • TBC
  • Drama Theatre, Monash University, Melbourne
  • Tickets Coming Soon
  • L SUBRAMANIAM, LIVE IN CONCERT

featuring Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam & Collabration with WASO ( TBC )

  • ANSH

Ansh by Nrityagram’s Bijayini Satpathy, Choreographed by Surupa Sen

  • THE KUTLE KHAN PROJECT

Folk, Fusion and World Music

  • THE INDIA AUSTRALIA BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY AWARDS (IABCA)

Featuring The Kutle Khan Project

  • October 13
  • 6:30 PM onwards
  • Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane
  • Book Tickets
  • FILM SCREENING AT ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS

A Death In The Gunj

  • October 14
  • 6:00 PM
  • New Farm Six Cinemas, Brisbane
  • Book Tickets
  • FILM SCREENING AT ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS

Lipstick Under My Burka

  • October 14
  • 9:00 PM
  • New Farm Six Cinemas, Brisbane
  • Book Tickets
  • BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKSHOP BY SHIAMAK DAVAR

Learn the latest Bollywood moves with Shiamak Davar Instructors

  • October 14
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Free Entry
  • Forecourt, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra
  • Register
  • THE KUTLE KHAN PROJECT

Folk, Fusion and World Music

  • October 14
  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • TBC
  • Canberra Theatre, Canberra Theatre Center, Canberra
  • Tickets Coming Soon
  • BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKSHOP BY SHIAMAK DAVAR

Learn the latest Bollywood moves with Shiamak Davar Instructors

  • FILM SCREENING AT ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS

Machines

  • October 15
  • 9:00 PM
  • New Farm Six Cinemas, Brisbane
  • Book Tickets
  • BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKSHOP BY SHIAMAK DAVAR

Learn the latest Bollywood moves with Shiamak Davar Instructors

  • October 23
  • 12 Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Entry Free
  • Martin’s Place, Sydbey
  • Register

 

 

 

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