Nothing cements a bond more firmly than the universal language of the arts – culture is the skein which holds together the fabric of nations and therein lies the central message of the India@UK 2017 Independence Gala.
India is defined by her diversity which permeates through her culture, her ethnicity, language, art, dance, and music. The UK, possessor of possibly one of the world’s most talked about histories, is also a melting-pot of its many resident cultures, each having contributed its very own distinctive tune to UK’s artistic and cultural ethos.
Both India and the UK share a dynamic and culturally animated relationship. Thus, a key component of the India@UK 2017 year of culture will be a scintillating “Festival Gala” to herald a coming together of British and Indian performing art forms, highlighting their distinct movements, rhythms, and inherent similarities.
The gala will be a rich, eclectic and a symbolic coming together of India and UK through dance and music from diverse regions and repertoires of each country, which characterise their cultural legacy, showcased in seamless fusion. The programme will be a mesmerising line-up of artistes from both countries performing in perfect synergy to lead up to a swashbuckling finale.