Aaja Nachle – Bollywood emotions live on stage!

poptop 15 December 2008

Between photographing swans and pot holes, I had the great pleasure of attending Aaja Nachle [Come and Dance] at theStreet Theatre on Sunday afternoon.

Aaja Nachle is to allow students of Bollywood Dimensions to demonstrate themselves as ‘a cascade of expertly trained dancers in glitter and glamour, bangles and beads and bedazzling costumes’.

This year’s show intended to show the gamut of human emotions; ranging from mother love, through the strength of youth, a short detour into the pain of betrayal before the explosion of pleasure of getting married. While the emotional gamut may have been truncated; the choreography, costuming, staging and sheer exuberance of the performances were stunning and created a memorable theatrical experience.

Anshu Srivastava has created a wonderful school, a fabulous show and I cannot commend her work too highly.

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