Multi-ethnic Bollywood number adds colour to Indian Heritage Centre’s CultureFest 2020

The Indian Heritage Centre's CultureFest 2020 kicked off with its first-ever digital launch on September 5 followed by an eclectic line-up of programmes revolving around the epic Indian literary work - The Ramayana.

The festival continued its celebration of daily cultural showcases on Wednesday with Ramayana Retold: The Wedding - A Bollywood Dance by Joyful Dancers Production. 

The multi-cultural ethnic group from the uniquely multi-racial Singapore danced to a Bollywood number. Photo Courtesy: IHC
The multi-cultural ethnic group from the uniquely multi-racial Singapore danced to a Bollywood number. Photo Courtesy: IHC

 

The epic Ramayana has been taken as a reference point in many forms of popular culture including commercial songs, lyrics, plot themes as well as picturisations in films. 

This multi-ethnic Bollywood dance, set to a song from the Hindi movie Kalank, depicts Sita longing for and awaiting Rama’s return to the kingdom of Ayodhya and the ensuing celebrations.

Joyful Dancers Production's celebratory number welcoming Lord Rama was shot at Singapore's iconic Raffles Hotel. Photo Courtesy: IHC
Joyful Dancers Production's celebratory number welcoming Lord Rama was shot at Singapore's iconic Raffles Hotel. Photo Courtesy: IHC

 

Local arts group Joyful Dancers Production presented the Bollywood-inspired celebratory dance item at Singapore’s iconic Raffles Hotel, which was broadcast to audiences via Indian Heritage Centre's Facebook page. 

The multi-racial ethnic group’s performance is inspired by the epic wedding of Sita and Rama.

Set to the song ‘Ghar more Pardesiya’ from Hindi movie ‘Kalank’ is this joyful dance for the IHC Culture Fest 2020. Photo Courtesy: IHC
Set to the song ‘Ghar more Pardesiya’ from Hindi movie ‘Kalank’ is this joyful dance for the IHC Culture Fest 2020. Photo Courtesy: IHC

Watch the full performance by Joyful Dancers Production on the Indian Heritage Centre Facebook page here

IHC brings you Daily Cultural Content capsules at 1 pm and Daily Cultural Performance videos at 6 pm.

Check out the schedule and catch all the exciting events and programmes lined up for the 6th edition of the IHC CultureFest via Facebook from September 5-20.

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