7th Bollywood & Multicultural Dance Festival
Under the Aegis of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) and the International Dance Council (CID–UNESCO)
July 5th – 7th 2019, Athens, Greece
Saturday and Sunday 2 Unique Shows at Dora Stratou Theatre
The “Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival” in Greece opens its gates for the 7th consecutive year on July 5th, 2019. The Festival will last from July 5th – 7th, 2019 and will take place at “Dora Stratou” Theatre in Athens – Greece.
This unique Festival will become – once again – a great cultural event for the cultural activities during the summer period in Athens. It will take place under the aegis of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) and the International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO) and is being organized by the Artistic Studio Oriental Expression and 1stBollywood Dance Academy Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic-Indian Society for Culture and Development.
Greece has always been at the crossroads between the East and the West, where diverse cultures came together and have been formed throughout the years. From India and the Middle East to North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin, great civilizations came in close contact exchanging various characteristics, mainly related to the culture and art.
The Festival aims to highlight these particular features with the emphasis on the Art of Dance and Music, and to provide the opportunity for those interested to discover the magic and the beauty of this peaceful coexistence of nations – beyond geographical boundaries – in the modern world we live.
In this Festival, dancers, musicians, singers as well as intellectual people from Greece and abroad will participate. In addition, workshops will take place in combination with presentations, performances, lectures, bazaars and lots of other activities.
13 DANCE WORKSHOPS
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: Commercial and Western Bollywood dances, Classical Indian Dances (Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Kuthu), Bellydance, Tribal Fusion Bellydance, Bolly – Belly, 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.
2 UNIQUE SHOWS
The Highlight of the festival is the two Amazing Shows at the historic Dora Stratou Theatre, in the heart of Athens, with the Filopappos green hill background, on July 6th Saturday) and July 7th (Sunday) 2019.
As always, we have a really diverse list of artists from all over the world who will teach and grace the stage with their scintillating choreographies. The shows include performances from renowned artists such as the Internationally renowned Bollywood dance performer, teacher and choreographer Naz Choudhury, founder of BOLLYFLEX from UK, Choreographer, singer and performer Sneha Mistri from Spain, Kinga Malec, Indian Classical and folk dancer and choreographer from Poland, the Indian choreographer and teacher Sumon Rudra, Bolly Deewani from France, Rajasthani folk dancer and choreographer Ilona Kolachana from Finlalnd, Bharatanatyam and South Indian folk dancer and teacher Vinatha Sreeramkumar, Bellydance performer and teacher Izabella Karkarasvili from Georgia , Tribal fusion and contemporary dance teacher and performer Elisavet Dakoutrou from Greece, for the first time from Hong Kong Oxana Banchshikova with the BEYOND Bollywood Team, the SANAM Group from Lithuania, the TARANG Group from Russia, the INDRADANCE Group from Romania, HIDE from Finland of course Anna Dimitratou with her team of the 1 st Bollywood Academy Greece apart from various dance groups from all over Greece and abroad!
The 6th International Bollywood Dance Competition
The Festival will host the “6th International Bollywood Dance Competition” in Greece, organized by “Oriental Expression Awards”. The competition will be held at Dora Stratou Theatre, Saturday, July 5thfront of a 9-member Judges Panel, and it will be divided into two levels (amateur and professional) and two categories (solo and group). 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 as well as Indian food in friendly prices.
The Opening Party
The Opening Party that marks the onset of the Festival is a welcome party full of dance surprises, where every friend and visitor of the Festival WILL BE THERE!!! The party will take place on Friday, July 5th, 2019 (21.00) at Splats Beach Bar!!
For further information about the festival and registration in the seminars, please visit the webpage https://www.bollywoodfestival.gr/en/