Traditional western gospel melds with Indian classical sounds, and Indian spiritual texts are enriched by elements of western poetry to create a sound that touches every soul, revealing that, regardless of the language of the lyrics, or the ethnicity of the sounds, there is but one language, the language of faith.
That is the universal truth. Friday 2 and Saturday 3 at 7 p.m. All tickets $10. Bollywood Extravaganza – the gorgeous colours, exotic costumes, spectacular fight sequences and tear jerking romance of Indian cinema in one stage show. The foot-tapping tunes with beautiful choreography found in all of Bollywood’s larger-than-life glory completes the magic.
A ‘must watch’ for all Bollywood enthusiasts: Sunday 4 and Monday 5 at 7pm. All tickets $10. Dance Like a Man – the story of Jairaj and Ratna, two Bharat Natyam dancers past their prime, is contrasted with that of their daughter Lata, who is on the brink of establishing herself as a brilliant dancer. Her imminent success creates tension and jealousy, and the audience is drawn into the dark secrets of family relationships and conflicts between generations.
The play probes the surface of the characters to question their deeper motivations, but the mode is comic rather than tragic, even though the concerns are serious, and you are never sure whether to laugh or cry.
Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 at 7pm. All tickets $10. Manipuri Cultural Troupe – this troupe will bring to the stage an enthralling experience in dance and martial arts from the north-east region of India. With five different forms, Thang Ta, Pung Cholam, Dhol Cholam, Blind Cutting and Stick Dance, the Manipuri Cultural troupe will create a magical and scintillating experience for each one present at the show.
Thursday 8 and Friday 9 at 7pm. All tickets $10. Booking now at The Spotlight.