India Dance Wales offers large scale touring productions, smaller scale professional performances and community performances. The company is highly respected throughout the UK for its innovative, accessible and enchanting productions. Our performances range from pure classical Bharatanatyam with Carnatic music (South Indian Classical) to those combining different art forms and as well as cross-cultural themes.
Since its foundation, India Dance Wales has enthralled audiences and made its mark as the leaders of classical Indian Dance in Wales.
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Short Performances & Demonstrations
We can offer a range of short professional performances/demonstrations suitable for schools, corporate events and community events, including fairs and festivals.
Our performances are:
- Tailored to suit your requirements and budget
- Performed by a solo dancer or group, according to your specification
- Performed with live musicians or recorded music
Please contact India Dance Wales for further information.
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Professional Touring Productions
Currently available for bookings!
Colours of Life
This unique touring production premiered in autumn 2009. With musicians and dancers from India, 'Colours of Life' fuse together Bharatanatyam dance, Carnatic music and Hindi lyrics to produce a powerful spectacle, exploring the various stages of Life.
Colours of Life is inspired by the writings of Indian mystic and spiritual teacher, Osho. A professor of philosophy, he travelled India in the 1960s as a public speaker. His controversial teachings emphasise the importance of self-awareness, love, celebration, creativity and humour and have had a notable impact on Western New Age thought.
This performance offers a thought provoking outlook on modern life. Dynamic movements, exciting rhythms and techniques of expression based on the classical Indian Dance style ‘Bharatanatyam’ are presented with an innovative and fresh combination of Carnatic (South Indian Classical) music and elements of classical Western music.
The spectator has the rare opportunity to see their 'mirror image' reflected through the expressions and movements of the dancers, blended with musical and visual delights. This touches our senses at each stage of life's journey; culminating in a moving performance.
‘Colours of Life' is an unforgettable experience; crossing cultural boundaries making the familiar and the unfamiliar accessible to all.
“This production, though based on the south Indian Bharata Natyam style, encompasses original choreography as well as balletic and modem dance movements. The result is a commendable synthesis very much in sync with the current international dance discourse.” Reginald Massey, Dance Critic for Dancing Times
The legend of ‘Shakuntala’ dates back to pre Mahabharata period in India and was compiled into a form of a play by Kalidasa, a renowned Sanskrit poet and writer (circa 400 AD). The play was the first Indian drama to be translated into a Western language, by Sir William Jones in 1789. In the next 100 hundred years, there were at least 46 translations in twelve European languages.
This beautiful heartwarming love story of Shakuntala and Dushyanta comes to life with music, dance and drama.