India by the Bay is a week-long celebration of the arts of India in Hong Kong, with an exciting mix of events that showcase the rich and diverse culture of India.
Now in its fifth year, India by the Bay gives audiences the chance to not only watch but also participate in a wide variety of interesting and fun programs, including music, dance, film, art, and, of course, cuisine.
One of the most anticipated events is the DBS Gala Dinner, ‘Flavours of Delhi’, where chef Sadia Dehlvi serves up authentic dishes from her family recipes which have been handed down through the generations.
There are two musical shows, with performances by Rajasthani World Music band Rajasthan Josh, and Grammy award-winning percussionist Vikku Vinayakram, performing classical music with his sons.
The Bollywood Dance Workshops promise to be lots of fun, led by professional dance instructor Gilles Chuyen, who has been working and teaching dance in India since 1994.
Those with an interest in yoga should not miss hearing Dr Ramesh Pattni, who will be holding a lecture-demonstration, ‘Mind in the Moment’, about yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, to help people think clearly and act positively.
March 3rd is Family Day, with lots of activities, performances and workshops for kids of all ages.
Classical dancer Shilpika Bordoloi will be performing the dance ‘Majuli’, while Jyoti Dogra puts on a one-woman contemporary solo play, ‘Notes on Chai’.
There are also talks by Bollywood star and theatre actress Manisha Koirala, and panel discussions by prominent authors and editors.
This year India by the Bay is collaborating with local non-profit arts organisation HK Walls to create a mural of Warli tribal art, and people will be able to watch the creation of the mural as the artists work.
Each event requires a ticket, which can be purchased from the Asia Society Hong Kong ticketing page. And be sure to check the India by the Bay website to read more about the exciting line up of events.