Australia's leading dance company to perform in India

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As a part of Australian fest, Australia's leading aboriginal and torres strait islander dance company, Bangarra Dance Theater, will embark on a multi-city tour of India this month.

This group is famous for combining more than 65,000 years of aboriginal and torres strait islander culture with contemporary dance. In India the group will present 'Spirit-2018'- a powerful collection of dance stories. 
The production has been created by artistic director Stephen Page, drawn from the company's 29-year history.

The visit of 'Bangarra' to India is a great opportunity to share the indigenous culture and history win the audience of India. Australia's High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sindhu said, "The dancers are dynamic artists, each of whom has a proud aboriginal and/or torres strait islander background."

The tour will start with a dance performance set against the huge backdop of Qutub Minar in Delhi on 25 October. It will be presented in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India. They will also perform in Bengaluru and  Mumbai.

The multi-city tour will be complimented by a series of community engagement workshops with indigenous groups across the country, during which it will travel to Purulia, Bhopal and Aizawl, to learn and experience a variety of traditional dances in a series of artistic collaborations with these communities.

Bangarra's Executive Director Philippe Magid said, "Cultural exchange enables us to share, learn and grow as a company, and we are deliberately increasing the number of community engagement activities we undertake to set a new benchmark for the future."

With inputs from agency

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