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‘Laasya’ : a magical evening of Kathak

Ruchi Sanghi Dance Company presented a two-hour Kathak spectacular ‘Laasya’. Pics Courtesy Dusk Devi Vision.  By Aradhana Bhatt “The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs”, said Charles Baudelaire, one of the most compelling […]

Looking forward to Nautanki Theatre’s 3rd South-Asian Festival on November 15-16

Usma Gillani in ‘Jahan Ara’ In language Theatre Festival of various Community Theatre Groups South-Asian Theatre Festival is first of its kind to support community based theatre groups in NSW. Many South-Asian community theatre groups are running plays for many decades. Nautanki Theatre will work along such organisations and help them keep practicing theatre as […]

Oz Fest launched in India on September 18

Australia to host major cultural festival in India 26 Projects | 75 events | 20 cities | 203 days 18 September 2018. Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu, today unveiled the program for Australia Fest – a six-month celebration of Australian culture, involving over 75 events across 20 cities in India. […]

Madhuram Academy of Performing Arts presents ‘Vasantha Nrityam’

By Aradhana Bhatt Whether we attend social occasions or cultural evenings, the Indian dance scene in Sydney is dominated or hugely influenced by Bollywood. The audiences are subjected to the same upbeat movie songs, the same moves and similar costumes that are often poor reproductions of the originals they aim to present. Thus, an event […]

Sydney scores musical trifecta

NSW has once again demonstrated it is the home of musical theatre, with the ultimate trifecta of blockbuster productions secured to open in Sydney. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said Chicago, Saturday Night Fever and the Australian premiere of Waitress was secured exclusively for Sydney by the NSW Government. “More than […]

Kawal Gujral – an artist who balances passion with profession

By Rekha Rajvanshi and Neena Badhwar One when heads to Concord Function Centre it is mainly to attend an event, a dinner or a celebration of marriage, birthday or a party just for the sake of it. As you enter the venue it welcomes you with a smile, its calm, cool ambience. Slowly as you […]

Shaam-e-Mehfil for a noble cause with Suhas and Savaniee

By Manju Mittal On May 12, 2018, Mother’s Day weekend, not even a cold chilly wet weather stopped music lovers to attend Shaam-e-Mehfil organised by Suhas Mahajan and presented by Sewa Australia at Madison Function Centre, Dural. Listening to music depends a lot on the environment in which you experience it. The warmth of an […]

Hindu Council and Strathfield High Street Library looking for Diwali artists

Hindu Council of Australia in association with Strathfield High Street Library is organizing a Diwali ARt Space exhibition for artists to show case and sell their art work. We have limited space available and this is a last call to all artists who can produce original Diwali these based art work. Do you know of […]

World-class cultural icon in the heart of Sydney, our Parramatta

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to establish a new flagship Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in the heart of Sydney’s Central City. “This is a wonderful outcome for Parramatta and Western Sydney. It is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver an iconic, world-class museum in […]

Priya Murali : A danseuse with expressions of pure joy

  By Sudha Kumar Sydney siders have witnessed their fair share of Bharatanatyam Arangetrams (solo classical dance debuts) in recent years. But once in a way there comes along a danseuse who performs not just for an audience and not just for a show. Priya’s was one such. Priya Murali of Samskriti School of Dance […]

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