Category archives for: Arts

Niyati Libotte’s musical album celebrates universal love

By Neeru Saluja When two poetic musical souls unite to celebrate love, solace and relationships, the music created has to be rich and aesthetic. Meet husband and wife duo – guitarist/composer Gavin Libotte and multilingual Indian singer/songwriter Niyati Libotte from Sydney’s pop band Goldfynch, who navigate the complexities of human nature to find love and wisdom in their newly […]

‘A Passage to India’ : a great passage to multicultural success

By Neena Badhwar Genesian Theatre (GTC) in Sydney has been running a two-and-a-half-hour play, an E M Forster’s novel adaptation by Martin Sherman of ‘A Passage to India’. It is being staged till the 19th of June and is drawing a great number of audience each day. The play is one of the first having […]

Ismat Chughtai’s plays by the Adakar Theatre & Cultural Group on June 26, 27

After eighteen months long silence imposed by Covid restrictions, Adakar Theatre and Cultural Group is delighted to be back to entertain you with two new humorous plays Dozakh and Mughal Bachcha written by legendry Ismat Chughtai. Hailed as bittersweet, heart-warming and hilarious, this double bill will be staged at NIDA Play House on 26th June (3pm & 7.30PM) and 27th June (3pm) […]

Three cheers for four ladies on a ‘night out’

By Neena Badhwar This was a ‘night out’, girls not painting the town red but stranded on an Indian railway station, in a ladies’ waiting room, as you know the trains in India are forever known to be late, this one delayed by six hours. It is raining heavily, lightening and all, all stuck in […]

Sydney’s Genesian Theatre Company opens, ‘A Passage to India’…

By Taufeeq Ahmed Sheikh Directed by Mark Nagle, ‘A Passage to India’ gives the audience an insight of the 1920 era of British Raj and prevailing attitudes in India, while also touching on the intertwined socio economic behaviours amongst the then pluralistic Indians. Premiering in Sydney, by Genesian Theatre Company (GTC), ‘A Passage to India’ […]

‘And No, I Did Not Grow Up Doing Yoga’ – an interview with Aarti Vincent

By Neena Badhwar And no she did not anticipate having to move all the way to Melbourne from India to learn yoga from white yoga teachers either. And no she did not anticipate being a person of colour when she moved to Melbourne, so she went and auditioned for a play set in the Great […]

Curtain Calls with players of Natak Mandali a good bet for sure

By Sumathi Krishnan Natak Mandali Inc (NMI) a not for profit community organisation presented two plays ‘Teen Patti’ (Three Playing Cards) and Becharo Behram (Poor Soul Behram) staged on February 6 and 7, at the Bryan Brown Theatre Bankstown. Despite Covid-19 restrictions, audiences arrived out of their 2020 slumber with eagerness as friendly volunteers directed […]

A contemporary adaptation to Hamlet performed in an open air lawn

By Manju Mittal This summer I attended an outdoor ‘Thin Air productions’ live theatre play Shakespeare’s Hamlet, for the first time in an open air lawns since lockdown.  A unique theatrical presentation by local talented artists performed at the stunning venue Mahratta’s Moon Gate Courtyard, Wahroonga, School of Philosophy last weekend.  This commercially successful Shakespeare’s […]

Sangam 2021: an exciting platform for South-Asian dispora

SANGAM 2021February 20 – March 13PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA & DIASPORASaturday February 20 – Abbotsford Convent – Family Day & Dada DesiSat February 27 – Dandenong Drum Theatre, Harmony Square, Walker Street – Earth Matters Walking ExperienceSaturday March 6 – Bunjil Place – New Homes & The Flowering TreeThursday March 11, Friday March 12, […]

Natak Mandali presents Teen Patti and Becharo Bahram on Feb 6, 7!

Natak Mandali Inc (NMI) is a not for profit, collaborative, community platform, which aims to provide a unifying medium in multicultural Australia, with the intention to encourage and strive interest in the performing arts. Natak Mandali’s creative directors, actors and volunteers have been working hard for the last few months rehearsing on two plays ‘Teen […]

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