International Hit The Merchants of Bollywood Music/Dance Extravaganza Premieres in the U.S.
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The last date listed for World Media Group Presents The Merchants of Bollywood was Friday October 1, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Known as "the company of firsts," Joffrey Ballet was the first dance company to perform at the White House, the first to appear on television, the first to appear on the cover of Time magazine and the first to have a major motion picture based on them (Robert Altman's The Company). Experience this must-see dance company's innovative dance work live as they present Stories in Motion, a trio of works from three exciting contemporary choreographers. Works include Balanchine's Prodigal Son, based on the biblical tale of sin and redemption from one of the greatest choreographers of all time. Antony Tudor's masterpiece Lilac Garden explores the conflicting emotions of a young woman who's trapped by the strictures of Edwardian culture and forced to give up the young man she loves. Stories in Motion also features the Joffrey premiere of RAkU, in which Ukranian-born choreographer Yuri Possokhov uses the burning of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto as the point of departure for a story of love, treachery, separation and tragedy. Learn More
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“Their energy is electrifying…it’s high-octane pleasure!” —_The Times (London)
“_The Merchants of Bollywood has dazzle, shimmer and sparkle…it’s slick and sexy.” —The London Metro
The dancers’ energy, with bangles, beads and swirling colorful costumes, is electrifying in a frenetic flow of onstage activity to excite the senses with lavish, bold musical production numbers that feature all the smash hit songs from the biggest Bollywood blockbusters throughout its cinematic history. The Merchants of Bollywood will reveal to North American audiences how cinema resides in the heart and soul of Indian society in an extraordinary evening of music and dance at the heart of which lies a heartfelt story of a young girl, her grandfather and their love of dance.
Written and directed by Toby Gough, The Merchants of Bollywood is loosely based on the real-life story of the Merchant family dynasty, whose members have been prominent choreographers and filmmakers since the beginning of the Hindi film industry in the 1920s. The production features choreography by the internationally renowned Vaibhavi Merchant, who is regarded as Bollywood’s top choreographer today, and is set to music by Salim-Sulaiman. The cast is led by Carol Furtado (Ayesha), Dipender Singh (Uday) and Arif Sakaria (Shantilal).
The Merchants of Bollywood has been seen by more than two million people worldwide. This original production was developed in Mumbai, India, with 50 performers, 500 lavish costumes and 3,000 pieces of glittering jewelry. The show enjoyed a sold-out run in London.