MURWILLUMBAH’S Natyashakti Dance Company will be at the Gait to the Spirit Indian classical dance and music show tomorrow night.
MURWILLUMBAH’S Natyashakti Dance Company will be at the Gait to the Spirit Indian classical dance and music show tomorrow night. Crystal Spencer

Civic centre hosts Indian show

INTERNATIONAL acts will headline a classical Indian dance and music performance at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre tomorrow night.

The Gait to the Spirit show will feature exhibitions from Canada’s leading bharatanatyam male dancer Jai Govinda, Odissi Indian Classical Dance practitioner Scheherazaad Cooper from the UK, a performance by Aruna Pavritran and vocals by Hari Bhakti Dey, both of India.

It will also feature Murwillumbah’s Natyashakti Dance Company in their third big production.

Show co-ordinator and Natyashakti Dance Company owner Mohini Cox said it was the biggest Indian show to hit the Tweed.

“This is a really big show for the region. This is like the stuff they do in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne,” Ms Cox said.

“I guess we will find out if there is a big demand for this type of thing in the area when the show begins.

“There is so much alternative stuff going on in the area these days. I think the show will fit right in.”

All performers were busy yesterday putting the finishing touches to the show.

“It has been a mad rush to get together. We began planning it in September, but everything has only come together in the past six weeks,” Ms Cox said.

Ms Cox said there would also be a multimedia art gallery titled East meets West, as well as traditional Indian snack foods on the night.

Doors open at 6.15pm for a start time of 7pm.

Tickets are available from Murwillumbah Music, Govardhan Gifts and at the door.

Cost is $15 each or $10 for students. For more information call (02) 6672 4975.



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