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Balkan Bhangra!

INDIAN BHANGRA - BALKAN BRASS at the Russian Hall
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Experience and enjoy a non-stop celebration of INDIAN BHANGRA, BALKAN BRASS, and BELLYDANCE!Showcasing talents from India are the Vancity Bhangra dancers, one of Metro Vancouver’s most popular dance troupes, and the Vijay Indian Brass Band, performing traditional Indian wedding music. To contrast these talents is the Balkan Brass band, Orkestar Slivovica, performing music in the Roma-trumpet-band tradition from Southern Serbia and Macedonia. Also featuring Luciterra Fusion Bellydancers to perform a variety of modern fusion dance.
Never before has Vancouver witnessed such a fearless foursome combine their awesome talents! This event promises wild energetic dancing and a beautiful atmosphere.

We are also honored to have 2 renowned dance instructors kick off the evening to get everyone in the spirit of the cross-cultural celebration. Nada Putnik of the Gradina Balkan Dancers will be teaching a few traditional community folk dances that can be performed throughout the evening. Deep Sahota of the Royal Academy of Bhangra will be teaching Indian dance moves, including Bhangra steps, as well as giving cultural teachings on the origins and meaning of Bhangra dance. Arrive on time to take part in these lessons! No experience necessary.

Enjoy the infamous bar and food selection, including trays of beautiful Indian sweets, spicy hot Chai tea, Bosnian savory pastries, signature Serbian sausages, and a full bar of quality wines and spirits as well as non-alcoholic drinks.

Take in the community celebration with your family and friends. This event is all-ages and some seating is available to those who come early.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Entrance is at the front door on a ramp, and the show is on the same floor as the ramp, however, the washroom is not wheelchair accessible.

7:00 pm – 11:45 pm / $20 adv, $25 @door
 Balkan Bhangra!