Festival of India 2023 - Uptown Charlotte

  • Date: September 23, 2023
  • Location: Belk Theater - Uptown Charlotte
  • Tickets: $5 online, $6 at the Box Office. Online availability date will be posted as we get closer to the event date. 

Rhythms of India


The word Sangeet is the culmination or combination of Gayan, Vadan, & Nritya or what is commonly known as Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance. 
We all know that music can raise our mood, make us feel calm, or excite our feelings. One of the most powerful tools to influence every living thing, music is simply magic! Music has a long history of human association. But did you know which is the oldest form of Indian classical music? It is Dhrupad…
For more such information, stay connected as FOI special exhibit, through its efforts showcasing the art of Indian classical dance and music into the festival of India event, aims at providing a creative oasis where Audience will witness Bhartiya Sangeet in all its three forms. 

NRITYA : 2000 Years of Dances of India


Dance is everywhere in the arts of the Indian cultural sphere: from the sacred dance of a god bringing the world into being to the elaborate choreography of modern Bollywood, every move has meaning.
  One look at India’s dance forms, be it classical or folk, is enough to express how diversely rich India is. Learn about the ancient Indian  folk dances and their modernized versions. This exhibit gives a glimpse of the rich dance culture of India, its origin , history and variation in different  states of India


A very sensuous garment worn by women, the Sari consisting of a length of lightweight fabric with one end wrapped about the waist to form a skirt and the other draped over the shoulder or covering the head. Come to this exhibit and learn how to put on this native attire that flatters any shape!



Yoga Exhibit

Is a system of physical, mental and spiritual practices which have been traced back to pre-Vedic times (500 BCE) in the Indian subcontinent. Over the centuries, its practice has been adapted and assimilated by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Today, its use has become widespread among the religious and the secular alike. Displays in this exhibit cover a wide range of general themes like history of yoga and its different varieties and also more specific themes, like chakra and yogic therapies. Yoga experts will be at hand to answer your questions.




Is the application of Henna as a temporary form of body art sometimes called Henna Tattoos. Come have your hands adorned with intricate traditional patterns at minimal cost.