Festival of Indian Arts coming to Mandurah

Festival of Indian Arts coming to Mandurah

INDOPHILES get excited.

Confluence Festival of Indian Arts in Australia comes to Mandurah for two days in November, bringing a rich tapestry of Indian arts, Bollywood film and dance, yoga and guided meditation.

At the heart of Confluence is the Words on Water program, an international gathering of acclaimed writers, thinkers, and change makers coming together on one stage to engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue. This unique celebration of literature, arts and culture is brought to Australia by Teamwork Arts India, producers of the global literary phenomenon the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Headlining Words on Water is acclaimed writer and historian William Dalrymple. Dalrymple is the special guest at an intimate Literary Boat Cruise on Wednesday, November 6.

Guests can get their hearts pumping and spirits soaring at two free all-ages Bollywood dance workshops at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Run by Gilles Chuyen, who has taught Bollywood dance in India, UK and South Africa for 25 years, participants will have the opportunity to experience the sheer joy and electric energy of Bollywood dance.

The one-hour workshops run from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on November 6 and 7.

For those who prefer a calmer pace, Gilles will also be conducting free morning meditation and yoga workshops from 7am to 8am on both days. He has been teaching and practicing yoga and meditation for more than 20 years, and trained under Gurudev of the Karmic Research Centre in New Delhi.

A series of five compelling Bollywood films will be screened at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre in the lead up to Confluence, from October 27 to November 5.

Words on Water tickets start at just $5. For more information visit Confluence Writing.

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