An Evening Of Balkan Bhangra Dancing At The Russian Hall February 15th

13 Feb

balkan-bhangraFeb.15

You are invited to come and experience an evening of Indian and Balkan music and dance this Saturday night. This event hosted by Slivovica Productions and Transformation Projects promises to be an energetic and fun evening.   The evening will kick off with a dance workshop led by Nada Putnik of the Gradina Balkan Dancers and Deep Sahota of the Royal Academy of Bhangra.  They will be teaching you Indian dances as well as some traditional community folk dances.  No experience is necessary to participate. Everyone is welcome to attend. The only request is that you arrive on time so you can take part in the lessons.

After the dance lesson, the show begins.  The evening will showcase the talents of the Vancity Bhangra dancers, one of Metro Vancouver’s most popular dance troupes and the Vijay Indian Brass Band performing traditional Indian wedding music.  To mix things up, Orkestar Slivovica, a Balkan Brass band, will showcase their talents by performing music in the Roma-trumpet-band tradition from Southern Serbia and Macedonia.  And if that’s not enough, Luciterra Fusion Bellydancers will perform a modern fusion dance. 

This event takes place at the Russian Hall located in Strathcona at 600 Campbell Avenue. There will be a bar and food selection including some Indian sweets, spicy hot Chai tea, Bosnian savory pastries, signature Serbian sausages as well as wine and spirits and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets are $20 in advance and available online at Brown Paper Tickets, or in person at Highlife Records, 1317 Commercial Drive. Tickets will also be available at the door for $25. Note all ages are welcome and those under 19 get in for $10.  Doors open at 7:00 pm with the dance workshop getting under way soon thereafter and the show gets under way at 8:00 pm.

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