"When we moved to Australia this festive day also meant a day to meet others, play and laugh, and eat," says Nalin Sharda, member NRISA.
Indian-Australian seniors planning to celebrate Holi with a dance-drama
Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated during spring season.
Throughout the world it is also known as the ‘festival of colours’.
Nalin Sharda, Committee Member, Northern Region Indian Senior's Association (Vic.) Inc. (http://www.nrisa.org/) says that “In Hindu tradition, Holi festival signifies the victory of good over evil.”
“When we moved to Australia this festive day also meant a day to meet others, play and laugh, and eat,” adds Nalin.
This year NRISA is going to celebrate Holi with a dance drama on Holika Dahan (हॊलिका दहन).
Nalin says that on 12th March 2017 from 2.00 -4.00 pm, Natyadarpan Indian Theatre Academy will present a Holi dance-drama at the McCubbin Room, The Centre Ivanhoe, Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe.
Nalin says that the dance-drama is with a Bollywood twist.
“It is the story of two Indian-Australian sisters who have very different feelings about Holi,” adds Nalin.
In case, people won’t be able to attend the 12th March event, Nalin says they can enjoy a free Solo Performance.
This performance titled "Expression" by Natyadarpan Indian Theatre Academy will be held on 10th March 2017 from 7.00-9.00 pm at Chandler Theatre Isaac Rd, Keysborough.
Nalin adds that “Be it India or Australia, no Holi celebration is complete without a Bollywood song.”
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To know more about the significance of Holi in Australia and these dance-dramas, listen to Amit Sarwal’s conversation with Nalin Sharda.
Listen to the interview below: