India participates in Asian Ethnic Cultural Performances 2018

To entertain the Asian residents in Hong Kong, The Entertainment Office Leisure and Cultural Service Department of Hong Kong Government organizes a performance each year. This is a platform for all the ethnic groups living in Hong Kong to showcase their talents. 

The show integrates different cultures from various Asian countries and enchants the audiences with many colourful folk songs and dances by local ethnic arts troupes.

Following Indians groups living in Hong Kong have performed in 2018 show.

  1. Classical & Bollywood Dances, Singing and Music Performance
  2. Artworks Display and Demonstration of Warli Art 
  3. Children Cultural Group
  4. Hari Om Dance Society
  5. Laasya School of Dance
  6. Padmabhushan Ustad Mushtaq Husain Khan Association
  7. Sri Shakti Academy
  8. The Hong Kong Telugu Samakhya

Apart from India, other Asian nationals such as Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore have also performed. The LCSD department organizes this performance in collaboration with the consulates of respective countries in Hong Kong.

Janhavi Wekhande Chandratre and her team chose Bengali theme, a synthesis of different dance forms Ekla chalo that was composed by Nobel prize in literature winner Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. 

Students from ‘Yavanika school of dance’ Photo Courtesy: Sushma Hegde
Janhavi Wekhande Chandratre performing at the show.
Janhavi Wekhande Chandratre and her team is performing popular song ‘Dhola Re’ at the event.
Pooja Sharma Kakkar and team had performed Ghoomar, a popular Rajasthani folk dance. Photo Courtesy: Pooja Sharma Kakkar
Pooja Sharma Kakkar and her team performed Ghoomar, a popular Rajasthani folk dance. Photo Courtesy: Pooja Sharma Kakkar
Mrs. Prathiba Parthiban of Children Cultural Group organised a Warli Art Workshop to introduce the folk art of Maharashtra to the visitors in the Indian Booth.  More than 150 adults and children attended this workshop to get the basic idea of this art.  Murukku, snack of Tamil Nadu, served in the booth aroused the taste buds of the visitors. 
Photo Curtsey: Dr Chitra Sivkumar
Jaya Peesapaty , President of The Hong Kong Telugu Samakhya (Telugu Asscn) with her two groups (children and ladies) performed our Folk dances on the Glamorous Stage 2 at the Hong Kong Cultural Piazza.  Photo Courtesy: Jaya Peesapaty
Ms Jaya as a Freelance Radio Coordinator and Presentar with RTHK CIBS , shared her experiences of working with RTHK CIBS. Photo Courtesy: Jaya Peesapaty

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