Festival of India spreads its wings to the Town of Matthews
After two successful years of partnership with the Town of Matthews in their cultural diversity initiatives, we are excited to announce our 3rd Regional Festival of India @ Matthews. This is intended to be a one-day event in an open setting in downtown Matthews, with focus on live performances of Indian Dance forms in the Stumptown Park. Here are key details about the festival.
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024, from Noon to 6 PM
Location: Stumptown Park, 120 South Trade St., Matthews, NC 28105
Parking: Ample free public parking is available around the venue site.
The key components of the event include:
This event is organized by the India Association of Charlotte, in active partnership with the Town of Matthews, and is supported by grant assistance from the Arts & Science Council.
Overall Lead (FOI): Niketa Mittal email@example.com
Event Lead (Regional FOI @ Matthews): Manisha Kulshrestha firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Co-Lead (Town of Matthews): Melissa Johnson email@example.com
Key Information for Participants:
Registration for this event starts on February 6, 2024. To register, please contact the team leads as follows:
Please note that the FOI Website may not show the latest information or status about this event. For any details or questions, contact the event lead, Manisha Kulshrestha (Cell: 609-216-2485).
We look forward to seeing you all for a day of fun for the whole family in the charming setting of downtown Matthews!
India has a very rich and old heritage of music and dance forms. Performances at this festival present a snapshot of the broad variety of dance forms old and new in India. The shows will include classical dance styles of Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, and Odissi, folk dances from several states, accompanied by instrumentalists who play the flute, and percussions such as the dhol, tabla, and dholak.
It will also include the popular Bollywood dance style that is an evolving fusion of old and new in modern India. Our goal is to present a truly artistic experience entertaining for all age groups, and we hope to educate the larger community about the rich diversity of art forms from other cultures.