6th “Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival”

6th “Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival”

Under the Aegis of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO)
and the International Dance Council (CID–UNESCO)

June 29th – July 1st 2018 Athens Greece
2 Unique Shows at Dora Stratou Theatre on Saturday and Sunday

East and West, two seemingly separate worlds, will come together at the biggest Extravaganza of 2018, the 6th Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival in Athens, Greece. Three days of deep culture immersion, full of music, dancing, mystery, charm, and endless aesthetics.

“Greece has always been a crossroad between East and West, where diverse cultures met and have evolved over millennia. From India and Middle East to North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin, ethnically diverse communities come to close contact by exchanging various characteristics of their culture and all forms of Art. The Festival aims to highlight this magical amalgamation of cultures emphasizing the role of Dance and Music, and to provide the opportunity to discover the magic and the beauty of this peaceful gathering of nations – beyond geographical boundaries – at this modern world that we live in.”

Within the spectrum of this Festival, dancers, musicians, singers as well as intellectuals from Greece and abroad will participate. In addition, workshops will take place in combination with presentations, performance and lots of other activities.

12 WORKSHOPS – 2 AMAZING SHOWS

As for the educational part of the festival, the participants will have the opportunity to attend a variety of dance workshops from renowned artists from Greece and abroad, with various dance styles such as: Bollywood, Classical Indian Dances (Bharata Natyam, Kathak, Garba), Bellydance, Tribal Fusion Bellydance, Modern Baladi and Iraqi (Oriental Dance), Western Bollywood Fusion, Retro Bollywood, and more. The participants also get to attend the Bollywood Dance Master Training with our International Guest Teachers of “Be a Bollywood Dance Professor” program.

A glimpse into the list of the Dance Professionals this year: The founder of the “1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece”, Teacher, Choreographer and Performer Anna Dimitratou, our choreographer, teacher and performer, Sumon Rudra, our Indian guests Devesh Mirchandani (teacher, dancer and choreographer), Bala Devi (teacher, dancer, choreographer and expert in the traditional Indian dance Bharatanatyam), Sneha Mistri from Spain (Bollywood – Retro Style), Yana Kruppa from Ukraine (modern and traditional Oriental dance), the dancer and teacher Daniel Paul from Finland, Kinga Malec (Bhangra) from Poland, Kalypso (Tribal Fusion Bellydance dancer, teacher and choreographer), and more.

The Highlight of the festival: 2 Amazing Shows at the historic Dora Stratou Theatre, in the heart of Athens, with the Filopappos green hill background, on June 30th (Saturday) and July 1st (Sunday) 2018. The audience will have a treat to witness a plethora of dance styles from all over the world and multicultural character by great artists from Greece and abroad, as well as exclusive choreographies from 1st Bollywood Academy Greece.

The 5th International Bollywood Dance Competition

The Festival will host the “5th International Bollywood Dance Competition” in Greece, organized by “Oriental Expression Awards”. The competition will be held at Dora Stratou Theatre, Saturday, June 30th, in front of a 9-member Judges Panel, and it will be divided into two levels (amateur and professional) and two categories (Team and individual). The winners will be honored with presents and awards.

Mini Bazaar and Indian Flavors

The Festival hosts a mini Bazaar with Indian products, clothes and accessories and Indian food in friendly prices.

The Opening Party

The festive Opening Party, that marks the outset of the Festival, is a welcome party full of dance surprises, where every friend and visitor WILL BE THERE!!! The party will take place on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at Splats Bar (21.00)!!

The Festival is organized by the Artistic Studio Oriental Expression and 1st Bollywood Academy Greece, in collaboration with the Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA), under the Aegis of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) and the International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO).

More information about the festival, contest, seminars and tickets, you can find at www.bollywoodfestival.gr

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