Delhi, India (PressExposure) July 23, 2011 -- -A Glimpse of the festival-
Routes 2 Roots broaden their circle of friendship by taking on a new journey to South Africa. With their motto of peace and friendship, and aim to deepen the relationship between two nations, Routes2Roots & ICCR are organizing a film exhibition cum live performances titled "journey of Indian Cinema" at South Africa. The preview of this festival "Navras" a kathak performance was organized on 14th July'11 at Azad Bhavan Auditorium, I. P. Estate, New Delhi. The festival which will be inaugurated on 21st July at Johannesburg will move to Pretoria and Durban. This exhibition shall be a part of Festival of India in South Africa 2011 organized by ICCR, Department of Arts and Culture republic of South Africa and High Commision of Pretoria.
Navras- a classical fusion with Bollywood songs depicted various moods of Kathak. The performance exhibited the relevance in Indian films from silent to present era. The five Kathak dancers, the disciples of Pt.Birju Maharaj showcased the beginning of Kathak from Mughal era, depicting nine mudras on collage. Well-known Kalpana Verma - a kathak dancer and also disciple of Pt. Birju Maharaj choreographed the dance. Audience was spellbound with the beautifully choreographed danced.
Routes2Roots has always initiated in building strong friendly ties with countries around the world. This mini Indian festival in South Africa will let the people of South Africa experience the journey of Indian cinema by depicting three eras - silent, golden and contemporary showcasing the technical, social and cultural changes and their affects on Indian cinema.
This will be an exhibition of Indian Cinema in South Africa, where posters will be displayed. Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Art Director-Sanjay Dhawade, Ganesh Acharaya- Choreographer, Uttam Singh- Music Director, Satish- Anti piracy campaign, Anil Sharma- Director have shared their experiences on the "Journey of India Cinema" in a AV presentation which will be showed in South Africa.
"We are flying overseas to South Africa with aim of making existing alliance between two nations more stronger. Our journey of Indian cinema will allow the people of South Africa witness the experience the art and culture of India. This festival in a way will help in blossoming a new friendship altogether and specially bonding with large number of Indian expats in South Africa. We wanted to give a sneak peak to the people of what we have planned for South Africa." says, Rakesh Gupta of Routes2Roots.
"Our NGO has always believed in instigating a chord of friendship between countries through art and culture. And the fest in South Africa continues our journey of peace and harmony which will help in establishing healthy and friendly relations between two countries." says, Tina Vachani of Routes2Roots.
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