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Preview: India By The Bay

A week-long festival promising an eclectic mix of artistic expression and celebrations

For those who love Indian culture, India by the Bay is a great way to experience the various aspects of its rich traditions and diversity. Returning to Hong Kong, by popular demand, for its third year, the Festival brings India’s cultural dynamism to Hong Kong with a programme fusing the classical and the contemporary and encapsulating music, theatre, dance, food, film and literature.

Co-presented by Asia Society Hong Kong Center and Teamwork, with the support of the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong, the 2017 chapter of the festival takes place from February 17 to February 25 at multiple venues. All events will be held at Asia Society Hong Kong Center, except "Bollywood Dance Workshop by Gilles Chuyen" and "Food: A Date with Manju Malhi", which are being held at Ovolo Southside Hotel. Here are some of the highlights to look forward to...

February 18

Art: The Ramayana and Miniature Painting Talk 
A conversation between contemporary artist Mahaveer Swami and Edward Wilkinson, Executive Director, Bonhams Asia, g about the ancient and contemporary representations of the Ramayana in miniature painting.

Film: In Conversation with Rishi Kapoor
Known for his earthy, acerbic wit and punchy one-liners, it will be a delight to be in conversation with Rishi Kapoor.

February 19

India by the Bay Family Day
A day specially curated for children and parents, ‘Family Day’ will feature fun-filled activities that will fire up the imagination of children of all ages.

February 21

Theater: Dance like a Man
A drama revolving around the lives of dancers past their prime and caught up in the complex web of human emotions.

February 22

Bollywood Dance Workshop by Gilles Chuyen
Trained in France in folk, modern jazz, ballet and contemporary dance styles, Gilles Chuyen is here to teach  Bollywood dance styles.

Textile Talk by Laila Tyabji
An invigorating session on the sari and the incomparable textile tradition of India.

February 23

Music: Performance by Lakshminarayana Subramaniam & Ambi Subramaniam
Violin performance.

February 24
Dance: Performance by Aditi Mangaldas
Time to appreciate the great classical dance form of Kathak.

February 25
Food: A Date with Manju Malhi
Manju Malhi is a British-born chef and food writer, specialising in Anglo-Indian cuisine. A good time to experience  "Brit-Indi" fusion food which mixes Indian and Western influences

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