The 10th Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival | Athens | June 28-30

Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival

The 10th Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival will be held in Athens from 28 to 30 June 2024 under the Auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), the City of Athens, and the International Dance Council (CID).

East and West, two seemingly separate worlds, will come together at the biggest Extravaganza of 2024, the 10th Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival in Athens, Greece.

The 10th Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival
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 the Middle East to North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin, ethnically diverse communities come into close contact by exchanging various characteristics of their culture and all forms of Art. The Festival aims to highlight this magical amalgamation of cultures emphasising 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 – in 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, performances and lots of other activities.

14 DANCE WORKSHOPS

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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 (Kathak, Odissi), Rajasthani, Tollywood, Bhangra, Garba, Lavani, and more.

The participants also get to attend the Bollywood Dance Master Training with our International Guest Teachers of the “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, Kumar Sharma and Kathak Rockers from India, Colleena Shakti from USA/India, Leena Patel from United Kingdom, Kinga Malec from Poland, Pavan Prasad from Germany, Sneha Mistri from Spain, Amine Amoura and Mélodie Toussaint from France, and Stuti Aga from Switzerland.

TWO UNIQUE SHOWS

Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival

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 29th June (Saturday) and 30th June (Sunday) 2024.

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 Dance Academy Greece.

The 9th International Bollywood Dance Competition

The Festival will host the “9th International Bollywood Dance Competition” in Greece, organised by “Oriental Expression Awards”.

The competition will be held at Dora Stratou Theatre on Saturday, June 29th, in front of a 10-member Judge Panel. It will be divided into two levels (amateur and professional) and two categories (solo and group).

The winners will be honoured with presents and awards.

Mini Bazaar and Indian Food

During the Workshops, the two amazing Shows, and the Competition, a Mini Bazaar will operate in the Theatre. Participants will also be able to try Indian snacks.

The Opening Party

The opening party that marks the onset of the festival is a welcome party full of dance surprises, and every friend and visitor of the festival will be there!!! The party will take place on Friday, 28th June, at MACAW BEACH BAR (Akti tou Iliou – Alimos).

The Social Action of the Festival

During both Shows, the “Child’s Voice” (Association for the Support of Children with Cancer), the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Environmental Organisation WWF Greece will be with us!

Organisers

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

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

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