Category archives for: Arts

Nancy Grover – the pioneer promoter of classical Indian art in Australia

By Neena Badhwar She sits elegant in a Kashmiri Kaftan, off-white in colour with exquisite red Kashmiri embroidery, her bangles match, and there is this beautiful pin tucked on to its neckline. We are meeting Nancy Grover who is ready to meet you as she greets you with firm hands and a kiss on your […]

Sydney pays homage to Guru Padmabhushan Vempati Chinna Satyam

By Sumathi Krishnan Vempati Narthanam, paid homage to Guru , the Kuchipudi dancer whose life’s dedication saw the evolution of an unique attractive and dynamic dance genre of Kuchipudi. Kalabharathi Performing Arts and its collective dancers presented amongst others, the thoroughly captivating Kuchipudi dancer, Priyanka Vempati, from the Vempati lineage, and four other talented students […]

Sydney Fest brings to you Shubha Mudgal, Malakhamb performers and a play by S. Shaktidharan

Every January, Sydney Festival starts the new year with a bang, transforming the city with a bold cultural celebration based on critical ideas and cutting-edge art and performance. Its a Sydney-wide multi-art form cultural celebration of dance, drama, music, international artists as well as with an aim to nurture local artists and diverse art forms […]

The ugly myth to Taj Mahal, presented through a dark comedy

By Rekha Rajvanshi Guards at the Taj’ – a black comedy drama in English written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Rajiv Joseph was staged at the Monkey Baa Theatre Company in Darling Quarter on Sunday, 9th December. The play was the directorial debut of newly arrived Jyotsna Sharma, who has been involved with theatre back home […]

The Sufi Lounge: An evening full of Soulful Sufi renditions..

By Manju Mittal The Sufi Lounge concert was once again a fabulous night of entertainment showcasing amazing and talented musicians. A good crowd gathered and enjoyed the fascinating Sufi concept concert was presented by JAZBA and SNSR with a mix of old and new Sufi Qawwalis on Saturday November 24, 2018 at Redgum Function Centre, […]

Gandhi statue to be unveiled in Jubilee Park, Parramatta by the President of India

Ram Vanji Sutar is famous for many statues including one the tallest statue of Sardar Patel erected recently in Gujarat A bronze statue of Indian independence movement leader Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled in Jubilee Park, Parramatta on Thursday 22 November from 3pm-4.30pm in honour of his 150th birth anniversary. Designed by Indian sculptors Ram and […]

Three interesting plays to see at South Asian Theatre Festival 2018 this November

By Shashi Narasimhiah The month of November is an important landmark for the theatre enthusiasts. Like in previous years, as a part of the 2018 South Asian Theatre Festival (SATF) three culturally and linguistically diverse dramas will be presented by Nautanki Theatre Company at Raffertys Theatre, Riverside Parramatta on 15 and 16 of November 2018. […]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan nephews Rizwan and Muazzam entrance Sydney with their qawwalis

By Manju Mittal The nephews of the great Maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Rizwan and Muazzam Ali Khan performed live in Sydney on 6th October 2018 at the Orion Function Centre Campsie. The concert was presented by RB International. It was yet another unforgettable concert Sydney witnessed.  A tribute to the legend by his […]

Safal 2018 was a success considering the pouring rain

  Above: Pallavi subhash with fans at events Top Ryde at the screening of ‘Yashodhara’ Middle: Yogesh Powar, Ash Gholkar and Rekha Rajvanshi Bottom: Pallavi Subhash at the Gala night with Nim Gholkar Australian South Asia Forum Inc. (ASAF) ‘s South Asian Film, Arts & Literature Festival (SAFAL Fest) ran for the second year on […]

‘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 […]

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